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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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Another organiser, Brian Graham, 50, of Parkway, Crosby, who is serving 14 years, was found to have benefited by pounds 209,460, but he has no realisable assets and a nominal order for pounds 1wasmade.
Philip Tait, 38, of Vaux Crescent, Bootle, who is serving five years, benefited by pounds 71,956 and has realisable assets of pounds 16,831.
Judge Guy Whitburn said lack of evidence relating to its value and viability meant he was forced to exclude it from his assessment of Moulden's realisable assets.
I have come to the conclusion on the evidence before me this defendant has realisable assets of pounds 667,000.
A judge ruled Nevin, 37 - who did not attend the Liverpool crown hearing - has realisable assets of pounds 1,400,000.