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FINANCIAL CHRONICLE™ » CORPORATE CHRONICLE™ » Unrealized losses can really be counted as losses in stock market dealing?

Unrealized losses can really be counted as losses in stock market dealing?

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Slstock
Soundchips
Niwa
godswen
Kithsiri
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Kithsiri

Kithsiri
Senior Vice President - Equity Analytics
Senior Vice President - Equity Analytics

Can unrealized losses really be considered as losses in stock market dealings?

godswen

godswen
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics

No if you not gonna sell em! Cumon! xD and given that you have not bought highly over valued shares or the company is not going bankrupt!

But there is always an opportunity cost in such cases!



Last edited by godswen on Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:29 am; edited 1 time in total

Niwa


Moderator
Moderator

Until you sell them at loss, it will not be a a loss

Soundchips


Senior Manager - Equity Analytics
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics

I kept without selling ,that continued to increase losses. then thought of selling a portion and buying them again in Jan. that minimized to some extent. hope every thing would be green again...

Slstock

Slstock
Director - Equity Analytics
Director - Equity Analytics

Soundchips wrote:I kept without selling ,that continued to increase losses. then thought of selling a portion and buying them again in Jan. that minimized to some extent. hope every thing would be green again...

Yes this is a good method to reduce losses. Specially if the share is a fundamental and you know that at some point in time it will go back to it previous high ( cannot say the same for Speculative shares which are inflated beyond all means)

sriranga

sriranga
Co-Admin

According to investopedia
A loss that results from holding onto an asset rather than cashing it in and officially taking the loss.
Let's say you own a stock that is down 50%, but you haven't sold it to realize the loss yet. This is said to be an unrealized loss.

From the Accounting Point of view
UNREALIZED LOSS is a term that commonly refers to the write-down of an investment portfolio resulting from applying the lower of cost or market value on an aggregate basis. On a short-term portfolio, the unrealized loss is shown on the income statement. On a long-term portfolio, the unrealized loss is presented as a separate item in the stockholders equity section of the balance sheet.

For us are who are investing in CSE Unrealised Loss in the portfolio is a psycological factor.
(May be I'm wrong)

http://sharemarket-srilanka.blogspot.co.uk/

zen

zen
Manager - Equity Analytics
Manager - Equity Analytics

Yes if you exclude the effect of 1.12%.

Suppose you buy a share for 10 and it goes down to 8 and then go up to 12.

Suppose you didn't sell at 8 and sold at 12. Your profit is (12-10) 2.

Again suppose you sold at 8 and bought it again at 8 and sold for 12. You have a 2 real loss and 4 real profit which means your net profit is just 2 again.

This is the theory. Apply it only if you are sure what's going to happen. I'm holding all my stocks with a total unrealised loss of 8%.

Kithsiri

Kithsiri
Senior Vice President - Equity Analytics
Senior Vice President - Equity Analytics

Thank Guys (Gals too if any).
A few of mine too are in that territory but I am not in a hurry and willing to wait a few more months.
What do you think of NTB?
Is it worth @ 60 to pour a few thousand more ?

ShareShares


Assistant Vice President - Equity Analytics
Assistant Vice President - Equity Analytics

what are the other good stocks to invest.?

gamaya


Assistant Vice President - Equity Analytics
Assistant Vice President - Equity Analytics

Some experts say un realised loss is almost equal to a realised one. The logic is if you short sell near the start of down trend, you have the option of buying when u judge the timing is right. Sometimes you may avoid huge losses with this method.

I lost a huge amount of money (from BFL and KGAL)because I did not know this technique.

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