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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For Federal income tax purposes, approximately 84% of the 2006 distributions will be taxable at long-term capital gains rates (including qualified dividend income), 7% will reported as net short-term capital gains and 9% will be reported as ordinary income.
For Federal income tax purposes, approximately 76% of the distributions will be taxable at long-term capital gains rates (including qualified dividend income), 19% will be reported as net short-term capital gains and 5% will be reported as ordinary income.
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