Short-Term Capital Loss

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Short-Term Capital Loss

The loss 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 less than what one paid, the loss is considered a short-term capital loss. One may write off short-term capital losses against any capital gains.
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Some short-term loss should be expected as prices will generally dip before they pick-up.
If short-term gains exceed long-term loss or long-term gains exceed short-term loss, the net gain (either short-term or long-term) is deemed distributed or carried forward.
The committee accepts short-term loss in income but is impressed with the potential boost for the game worldwide.
The committee accepts that, were cricket to be played in the Olympics, there would be a short-term loss in income for the ICC, and therefore for dispersion to its members, but is impressed with the potential boost for the game worldwide if cricket were to be included," the statement added.
This short-term loss of Rs 500 can be set off against any short-term gain from shares.
In the long term Oregonians need jobs, not jobless benefits, McMullen said, "but a short-term loss of this magnitude would be a step backward.
Labour's Shadow Treasury minister Chris Leslie hit out: "It's not just short-term loss, it's long-term pain, too.
But the short-term loss of the armoury's two most potent prongs is clearly a blow.
Even with the possible short-term loss of a couple recovery streams, there is hope for the species.
L&Q's Mike Johnson admitted in the piece that developing the site for housing would produce a short-term loss, but that his association took a long-term view in such matters.
After all, in the current climate, most people would rather suffer some short-term loss of income than lose their job.
It is therefore important to ask yourself how comfortable you would be with a short-term loss.