Book profit

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Book profit

The cumulative book income plus any gain or loss on disposition of assets.

Book Profit

A gain on an investment that has not yet been realized. That is, book profit occurs when the current price of a security is higher than the price the holder paid for it, but the holder still owns the security. As a result, there is the possibility that the book profit might be erased if the price goes back down. A book profit represents an increase in one's net worth, but it may or may not affect one's lifestyle. Under most circumstances, one is not taxed for book profit; the government waits until gains and losses are realized. See also: Paper loss.
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15," said Al Ashri, adding "I recommend to book profits in Amlak, as it may hit support area around Dh1.
The banking company said that it was expecting to book profits this year above the market average.
Mumbai: The mood has turned somewhat bearish with investors opting to book profits at every higher levels rather than making fresh purchases on weak global cues as the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex on Monday tumbled by over 244 points -- biggest fall in a month -- to end at two-week low of 26,816.
PARIS, Sha'ban 18, 1435, Jun 16, 2014, SPA -- European stocks slipped in early trade on Monday, adding to last week's retreat as mounting crisis in Iraq prompted investors to further book profits on recent lofty equity market gains, Reuters reported.
Sisi, who investors hope will stabilise the economy and carry out much-needed reforms, officially made the move last week, prompting market players to book profits.
The author continues to donate 30 percent of book profits to UMDF, United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.
While the update was in line with market expectations, it prompted investors to book profits following a 24% rise in the company's share price over the past year.
Investors in UAE may be looking to book profits ahead of the weekend following three sessions of sharp gains, while thin news flow could cap bets in regional markets, analysts say.
The new rule replaces an existing standard which allows banks to book profits when the value of their debt falls on the grounds that it has become cheaper to buy the bonds back.
Accelerated depreciation offers only a timing benefit and doesn't reduce corporations' financial statement effective tax rate or increase reported book profits.
economy and tamping down fears of it spilling over into the global financial system, although some felt it may be prudent to book profits from the recent rally.
Investors were also willing to book profits ahead of a three-day weekend in Japan, with the market cautious about how U.