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Gain

A profit on a securities transaction recognized by selling a security for more than the security originally cost. The gain is the difference between the cost and the sale.

Gain

An increase in price or value. For example, if a stock opens at $10 and closes at $12, it is said to gain $2. Likewise, if one buys a house for $200,000, and its value is later assessed $325,000, the house has gained $125,000. See also: Capital gains, Paper gain, Uptick.

gain

The excess of the amount received as opposed to the amount expended in a transaction. For example, receipt of $4,500 from the sale of an asset with a book value of $3,000 results in a gain of $1,500. Compare loss.

gain

The profit on the sale of an asset.One may realize gain,as when property is taken in condemnation, but not recognize gain for tax purposes until a later date. When reading tax advice, it is extremely important to differentiate between these two concepts, as authors sometimes assume that all readers understand the difference.

Gain

The excess of the amount realized from a sale or exchange over the adjusted basis of the property sold or exchanged.
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Gaines welcomed daughter Kathleen Ann and moved to Auburn.
In many cases, Americans who are unable to distinguish a BB gun from a real gun call the police on the toy's owner - like in the case of Gaines, who remains in prison until his testimony is verified.
As Gaines narrates through Jefferson's experiences, the maintenance of such ideals has led to African American men's physical demise as well as their "social death" (Patterson, 1982, p.
Mr Gaines said he buried the seven shell casings in his backyard to help his friend.
Much like Cage's systematic composition Roaratorio: An Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake, 1979, which Gaines cites as an influence, the music in Manifestos is not determined by the subjective preferences of its composer; it is structured only by the alphabetic content of the given texts.
Not long after Graeme's funeral Mrs Gaines found out she was pregnant with her fourth son James, now three.
Gaines is said to have pictures of Faulkner and Booker T.
Technical support company SupportSquad reported on Monday the appointment of Jonathan Gaines as senior vice president of the company.
Gaines earned a master's degree in counseling and guidance from the University of Alabama but she soon realized that working with troubled youth was not her cup of tea.
Ernest Gaines may be retired, but he appears hardly tired of writing and creating memorable characters and stories that will last a lifetime.
Gaines became publisher of EC Comics, he inherited a company deep in debt and struggling to survive.