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Realize

To close a position such that one finally sees the profit or loss from an investment. For example, if an investor buys a stock at $5 per share and the price goes to $10, the investor has a paper profit of $5 per share. However, if the investor waits to sell the stock until the price drops to $8, he/she only realizes $3 per share in profit. Investors often wait before realizing substantial profits or losses, as locking in a profit may result in higher taxation, while realizing a loss removes the possibility that the investment can be recovered. See also: Cut losses.
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She did not realize how close they were to maturity, nor aught of all the difference in their lives the look in Korak's eyes might mean.
You call it scoring off Sir Harry, but do you realize that it is all at my expense?
Tess was woman enough to realize from their avowals to herself that Angel Clare had the honour of all the dairymaids in his keeping, and her perception of his care to avoid compromising the happiness of either in the least degree bred a tender respect in Tess for what she deemed, rightly or wrongly, the self-controlling sense of duty shown by him, a quality which she had never expected to find in one of the opposite sex, and in the absence of which more than one of the simple hearts who were his house-mates might have gone weeping on her pilgrimage.
And really another French soldier, trailing his musket, ran up to the struggling men, and the fate of the red-haired gunner, who had triumphantly secured the mop and still did not realize what awaited him, was about to be decided.
She realizes that while she has time available, other staff members may not have that option at this time.
Supporting a 50,000-word rich vocabulary, this software realizes automatic speech-to-speech interpretation of travel conversation through the development of a new parallel speech recognition method (note 2*) for single-chip processors with several CPU cores, and a compact, lexical-rule-based, machine translation engine that unites dictionaries with grammar (note 3*) that is operable on small devices.
To the extent T realizes a loss on the put option, it is capitalized into the basis of the X shares that T identified.
I think the state realizes the responsibility it has,'' Sullivan said of the lake's operation.
In revenue ruling 2002-44 the IRS has provided two "fact patterns" that help explain when a taxpayer realizes a gain or loss on a short sale of stock.
Gradually, however, he realizes that "there was a conversation going on in the world around me that I wasn't participating in.
Although Mary Sue's initial reaction is negative, she decides to like the place a little better when she realizes her boyfriend in this world is handsome football captain Skip Martin (Paul Walker).
shareholder of X, a foreign corporation, realizes a $100 gain on its exchange of X stock for Y stock; the realized gain on the assets dropped to Z is $400; and the realized gain on all assets transferred to Y is $1,000.