Profit, which is also called net income or earnings, is the money a business has left after it pays its operating expenses, taxes, and other current bills.
When you invest, profit is the amount you make when you sell an asset for a higher price than you paid for it. For example, if you buy a stock at $20 a share and sell it at $30 a share, your profit is $10 a share minus sales commission and capital gains tax if any.
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