Short-term capital gain

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Short-term capital gain

A profit on the sale of a security or mutual fund share that has been held for one year or less. A short-term capital gain is taxed as ordinary income.

Short-Term Capital Gain

The gain one realizes by closing a position one has held for less than one year. For example, if one buys a stock or bond and sells it five months later for more than what one paid, the gain is considered a short-term capital gain. The government wishes to encourage long-term investment and, as such, short-term capital gains are usually not entitled to preferential treatment for tax purposes; that is, they are taxed at a higher rate than gains from long-term investments. See also: Short-term capital loss.
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Two properties netted larger short-term gains than the Sony Building during that time frame.
This failure of Tory government to tax capital is the main reason why health and welfare spending is being cut back, and both health and education are becoming increasingly privatised as outlets for surplus capital, which is consuming itself in short-term gains for shareholders rather than investing in research for the future.
You might have made decent profits on your total investment, but a part of it could be short-term gains (each SIP instalment must complete one year if it is to be considered a long-term investment for tax purpose), which are taxable at 15%.
Dubai: The Abu Dhabi and Dubai stock market indices fell on Tuesday for the second time in three sessions this week as markets continued to be volatile, with investors preferring to book profits to make small short-term gains.
Alternatively investors can sell the Note before maturity to realise short-term gains.
But experts say if history serves as any guide, short-term gains are likely to be few, while long-term gains will be significant.
It is surely about time we had a chairman who put football matters, like staying in the Premiership, before short-term gains.
Take into consideration that gains made in competitiveness in terms of exchange rates are short-term gains, but in the long term one faces inflation and other problems.
This term is a euphemism for short-term gains and opportunism with little thought of the consequences and impact on individuals, families and communities.
Average school scores and short-term gains or losses typically fluctuate widely due to factors outside a school's control, according to researchers Thomas Kane and Douglas Staiger.
The winners this year illustrate how the environment is affected by wars, international business, economic policies, and the tendency to put short-term gains ahead of long-term solutions," says Richard N.

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