Long-term gain

Long-term gain

A profit on the sale of a capital assets held longer than 12 months, and eligible for long-term capital gains tax treatment.

Long-Term Capital Gain

The profit one realizes by selling a position one has held for longer than one year. For example, if one buys a stock or bond and sells it five years later for more than what one paid, this is considered a long-term capital gain. The government wishes to encourage long-term investment, and as such, long-term capital gains are usually entitled to preferential treatment for tax purposes; that is, they are taxed at a lower rate than most other income. See also: Long-term capital loss.
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We were told that short term pain would deliver long-term gain, yet all we see are nasty side-effects with no sign of a cure.
So it is a pity the PM opted for shortterm savings rather than long-term gain.
Their long-term gain is if they can crush the union, then they can do as they want.
We are investigating the long-term gain stability of the APD plus scintillation crystal system and finalizing the design of the photon detector array.
We just know that it will be worth the short-term inconvenience for the long-term gain of easy access for wheelchair-users and those with buggies and prams.
Commercial director Jim Cane said: "Fish prices are a matter of short-term pain for long-term gain since more restrictive quotas are vital to ensure the long-term sustainability of global fisheries.
Short-term pain can result in long-term gain, and vice versa.
Big business defends its actions by saying that the short-term pain will lead to long-term gain, and they point to Compaq Computer Corp.
In France and Italy, the government's contract specifications explicitly encourage contractors to make use of new, more durable materials -and the contract-award scheme freely permits an initial increase in costs for long-term gain.
Now its shareholders will have to pay to put things right - a case of short-term pain for long-term gain.
So it is a pity the PM opted for short-term savings rather than long-term gain.
While Jamestown will benefit from the GM Building's seemingly ceaseless ascension in value, it's Macklowe who has sacrificed short-term returns for the strong potential for monumental long-term gain.

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