paper loss

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Noun1.paper loss - an unrealized loss on an investment calculated by subtracting the current market price from the investor's cost
red ink, red, loss - the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; "the company operated at a loss last year"; "the company operated in the red last year"
paper profit - an unrealized gain on an investment calculated by subtracting the investor's cost from the current market price