trading profit

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Trading profit

The profit earned on short-term trades of securities held for less than one year, subject to tax at normal income tax rates.

Trading Profit

The profit that an investor derives from buying and selling short-term securities, or those that the investor holds for less than one year. Trading profits can be substantial if the investor knows what he/she is doing, but there is a good deal of risk involved. Governments often seek to encourage long-term investment at the expense of short-term, and because of this, trading profit is usually taxed at the (higher) income tax rate instead of the capital gains rate.

trading profit

The income derived from buying and selling a security at a profit within a relatively short-term period.

trading profit

see OPERATING PROFIT.
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Inchcape, which sells marques such as Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz at 156 UK dealerships, said trading profits leapt by more than 50 per cent to pounds 35.
The problems in North America have been offset by strong trading in Europe, where revenues excluding acquisitions increased by more than 15 per cent and trading profits were up by around 5 per cent in the 11 month period.
US Dollar weakness has led to an 8% adverse currency translation impact when US trading profits are reported in sterling.
Cyberbabe Lara Croft and a hitman have put computer games publisher SCi Entertainment on course for annual trading profits of at least pounds 25m.
Trading profits were up 12 per cent to pounds 324m largely due to a bumper year at Waitrose.
Calandra, without admitting or denying any wrongdoing, agreed to return more than $416,000 in trading profits and interest and to pay a civil penalty of $125,000.