Realized profit (or loss)

Definition:

A capital gain or loss on securities held in a portfolio that has become actual by the sale or other type of surrender of one or many securities.

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Tax-neutrality

Characteristic that taxes do not interfere with the natural flow of capital toward its most productive use.

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