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Subject:  Re: Unrealized Gains Date:  1/12/1999  2:00 PM
Author:  cactusgal Number:  8284 of 120809

You answered your own question in your title -- the gains are unrealized. Until such time as you sell, you really have no gain or loss. These are what are referred to as "paper gains" or "paper losses". If you have no trade slip, you have nothing to report.
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