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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 realizes that all this is important: to reduce films that are not diagnostic, meaning that they have to be retaken, and also to ensure that a quality image is projected in all that is done for the patient.
NEC's new system realizes the world's first commercial deployment of an OMA SUPL-based system, and is already drawing significant attention in Europe and other continents worldwide.
To the extent T realizes a loss on the put option, it is capitalized into the basis of the X shares that T identified.
The student soon realizes that key signatures with the resulting sharps or fiats are the consequence of a consistent melodic sequence contained within a scale pattern.
* 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.
Hybrid technology is gaining ground in automotive front-end development because it realizes cost, weight, and space savings not possible when plastic or metal are used alone (see PT, July '02, p.
2) How does a professor retract a statement that he or she realizes was inappropriate for the class setting?
Gradually, however, he realizes that "there was a conversation going on in the world around me that I wasn't participating in." Again, following a well-trod path, he decides in his early 30s to search for meaning in the Bible.
But Malcoun now realizes her call is more than a desire for a sacramental role.
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).
The trading company, which has bartered for the trade credits, realizes a profit in the spread between what he has paid for the trade credits and the rent realized from the lease.
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.