What are realized and unrealized gains

What is Realised and Unrealised Gain/Loss?

  1. An unrealized gain/loss is the increase/decrease in the value of an asset or investment that you have invested in, but have not yet sold for cash.
  2. It is called "unrealized" gain/loss because it hasn't been booked for gain/loss yet.
  3. A gain or loss becomes realized when the investment is actually sold.

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