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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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Realizable pay] is something compensation advisors push not that there are not advantages to the realizable pay metric," he adds.
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The current value of property deposited in an individual retirement account [IRA] or Keogh plan account should be considered in the computation of realizable equity.
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Loans secured by collateral not readily marketable or susceptible to deterioration in realizable value.