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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Specifically, it now looks as if austerity policies didn't just impose short-term losses of jobs and output, but they also crippled long-run growth.
The painful talks last for five months and saw the International Monetary Fund and the United Sates put immense pressure on the bondholders to accept short-term losses in return for preventing Ukraine's pro-Western leaders from being forced into resuming their reliance on Russia.
As the lawsuit explains in detail, they are violating federal law, defying state regulators and absorbing significant short-term losses to drive legitimate operators out of the business.
The company suggests that if a high proportion of an institutional investor s overseas assets are currency hedged into sterling, then a weakening sterling would cause short-term losses on these foreign exchange hedges.
New York (USAsian Network Business & Industry News) Mon, Jan 27, 2014 - Cebu Pacific Air should expect short-term losses in its long-haul market because of the stiff competition there, according to a report in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
It demanded that he choose between East and West, and made no offer to compensate Ukraine for its big short-term losses if it signed a deal with the EU.
Short-term losses will therefore increase as customers are added, but as the client base grows the business should generate a high degree of recurring revenue at high margins.
Summary: Emerging markets are looking very cheap and the beaten-down prices could be a solid base for future returns, but funds should be prepared for more short-term losses if they take the plunge.
Investors have rewarded Bezos's investment strategy with one of the highest valuations among the company's peers, even as investments in infrastructure and technology lead to short-term losses.
Early investors should anticipate short-term losses and the same could be said for any purchase of shares on an individual basis.
The short-term losses of the next 12 to 14 months will be replaced by large profits in late-2013, 2014 and 2015.
There's going to be short-term losses to make long-term gains, I guess, but I hope for the long-term benefit of the game in Wales, it pays off.