paper pro-fit

paper profit

noun
an unrealized profit due to the appreciation of something owned but not yet sold.

Origin:
1890–95

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paper profit

noun
an unrealized gain on an investment calculated by subtracting the investor's cost from the current market price [ant: paper loss
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