Profits come from a lot of areas. A profit from an investment is still a profit. If you invest in a stock at $2 a share and then sell it for $10 as share you have made a profit. Why should it be any different for a business? Now that's different than income. Income can only come from operations.
I would worry about the housing data - one house would be good news - this market is oblivious now - when the same stock is upgraded every day for a week - and some are coming for a second upgrade - you know its coming - but probably in June. has only been about .20 per upgrade -
Go ahead and keep holding before Wednesday when house data comes out. Or just check Redfin, zillow yourself and see how many house "short sales" pop up after foreclosure starts again on May 1. You are fooled by another Wall Street scam
I'll cover on your share on Wednesday, idiot.