All > Business > Finance > Personal Finance
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.Yahoo Finance - Cite This Source - This Definition
- Browse Related Terms: Basis, Basis price, Capital Gain, Capital gains tax (CGT), Capital loss, Community property, Convertible hedge, Cost basis, Earnings, Fund family, Investment Income, Long-term capital gain (or loss), Paper profit (or loss), Phantom gains, Profit, Realized gain, Return, Return on investment, Sell short, Step-up in basis, Unrealized gain, Unrealized loss, Wash sale