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What is realised gain?

A realised gain occurs when you sell an asset at a price higher than the original purchase price.

It occurs when an asset is sold at an amount that exceeds its book value cost. It includes not only the cost of the investments bought, but also any costs directly related to buying them such as dealing charges on Investment Trusts and ETFs, but not platform and service fees as these charges do not relate to individual funds. Where the realised gain figure is negative, then you have actually realised a loss.