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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Investors who are uncomfortable experiencing short-term losses in response to market volatility should speak with their investment advisor to review their portfolio asset mix and ensure their holdings reflect their long-term financial goals, as well as their comfort with risk.
Short-term losses (investment held less than one year) can be netted out against short-term gains;
The adjustment expresses concerns about additional short-term losses in Abbvie.
These types of strategic metrics vary across industries and companies, but their overall purpose is the same: to incentivize investments in the business that may not lead to short-term gains (and, in fact, may lead to short-term losses) but will affect the company's ability to operate, innovate and grow over the long term.
The wind could cause some transport delays and short-term losses of power.
If Lloyd's was a pure marketplace, member syndicates could be more innovative, accommodating short-term losses for future gains, industry sources said.
With regard to the RM500 million in compensation which Malaysia probably had to pay to Singapore for aborting the project, Osman said it was better for the government to bear such short-term losses than to bear the debt burden of more than RM100 billion which would have had a very bad effect on the country.
Short-term losses will be outweighed by long-term gains for countries participating in the Continental Free Trade Area, says the coordinator of the
"Although there may be concerns over the short-term losses of sales, we plan to regain trust from clients through innovations and maintain a sound portfolio down the road," SK Telecom said.
Because there are no transaction costs (such as broker fees or capital gains taxes), players are encouraged to move their money as often as possible, chasing big windfalls or avoiding short-term losses. If only investing were so easy.
Zuckerberg said the change was a direct reflection of his being a father, adding that he was willing to accept short-term losses Facebook may face as a result.
The sources noted that the decision to float the pound will cause short-term losses, as all contracts and agreements were based on an exchange rate of EGP 8.88 to the US dollar.