# Investment Gains &amp; Losses

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Hi

I have to calculate some realised & unrealised gains & losses on our investments.

I am struggling to find the best approach.

Investment cost £3,430,200
Investment Disposal (including gain) £4,742,061
Investment Gain £1,398,624
Residual Value £86,762

How can I find a realised & unrealised gain, (without unitising anything).

Thanks

Neil

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neilw41 wrote: »
Hi

I have to calculate some realised & unrealised gains & losses on our investments.

I am struggling to find the best approach.

Investment cost £3,430,200
Investment Disposal (including gain) £4,742,061
Investment Gain £1,398,624
Residual Value £86,762

How can I find a realised & unrealised gain, (without unitising anything).

Thanks

Neil

There is some information missing from your question,

clearly there is an investment gain of £1,398,624

to establish if that gain gas been realised we need to know that the total disposal amount of ££4,742,061 has been received from the customer and paid into the bank account.

If any part of £4,742,061 has not been received then there will be UNREALISED gain

hope this helps
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Investment Gains & Losses

Thanks for your reply and question. All of the disposal amount had been received in cash, therefore there is a realised gain included in this amount, as there is a residual amount of investment left, there is also an unrealised gain gain included in this amount, c£86k. Thanks.
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neilw41 wrote: »
Thanks for your reply and question. All of the disposal amount had been received in cash, therefore there is a realised gain included in this amount, as there is a residual amount of investment left, there is also an unrealised gain gain included in this amount, c£86k. Thanks.

There is no residual value left. It is a coincident that the amount the asset is depreciated is also very very similar to residual value

Disposal amount (sales value) 4,742,061
less investment gain ............ 1,398,624

equals Net book Value ......... 3,343,437

less investment at cost.........3,430,200

=accumulated depreciation.........86,763

Residual value is only used to calculate the depreciation expense on a straight line method.