The Law Dictionary

Your Free Online Legal Dictionary • Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary, 2nd Ed.

PAPER PROFIT (OR LOSS) Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Increase recorded in the market value of any asset, which will turn into actual profit once the asset has been sold. The same situation applies to paper loss.


This article contains general legal information but does not constitute professional legal advice for your particular situation. The Law Dictionary is not a law firm, and this page does not create an attorney-client or legal adviser relationship. If you have specific questions, please consult a qualified attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.