an unrealized profit due to the appreciation of something owned but not yet sold.
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How to use paper profit in a sentence
So would begin this cartoon age of garish society and paper profits, of calling ketchup a vegetable.How Does New York City Keep Reinventing Itself? (Bonus) | Kurt Andersen | March 21, 2021 | Freakonomics
Your beesiness shows a paper profit, but it has all gone into stock.Dawson Black: Retail Merchant | Harold Whitehead