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Locked in

When an investor is unable to take advantage of preferential tax treatment because of time remaining on a required holding period. Also, a commodities position in which the market has a limit up or limit down day and investors are unable to move in to or out of the market.
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Lock In

To close a position such that the profit or loss from an investment is realized. 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, the locked in profit is only $3 per share. Investors often wait before locking in substantial profits or losses, as locking in a profit may result in higher taxation, while locking in a loss removes the possibility that the investment can be recovered.
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locked in

To have a large paper, or unrealized, profit in a security position, with the result being that sale of the security would engender substantial taxation.
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The Teen Lock-In website provides ideas and instructions for other activities, including the very popular Minute to Win It competition that Mills says is a huge hit every year at her library's event.
It has also followed by telephone the lock-ins of illegalized migrants in Belgium in 2006.
Unless a lender improves the price with a significant intraday rate decline, few lock-ins will occur.
Lisa added: "I'm not going to lie and say we don't have lock-ins.
Because of the heated competition in the markets where the company originates, the prevailing practice is not to charge a fee for a lock-in even though such fees are typically credited against closing costs.
"The inquiry was told there were bars dominated by members of paramilitary groups, where there bp we were lock-ins after hours and sexual exploitation took place.
Bars throughout the land can expect to be deluged with copycat lock-ins as the youth volunteer to sit in bars eating and drinking on the house.
Dressed down in baggies and flip-flops, the one- time waitress grabbed a handful of albums as she mingled with shoppers - no private lock-ins a la Posh for this chick.
One of the owners tries to prevent lock-ins on a daily basis - he's a criminal lawyer.
Lenders wishing to have CAT approval for their mortgages must offer interest calculated daily, no separate charge for mortgage indemnity fee, no arrangement fee for variable rate mortgages, and a maximum of pounds 150 for fixed rates, and no extended lock-ins.
There are no fees, no lock-ins and interest is calculated daily.