Short-term gain

Short-term gain (or loss)

A profit or loss realized from the sale of securities held for less than a year that is taxed at normal income tax rates if the net total is positive.

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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WE WROTE: Upsall Hall, right, a centre for people with learning disabilities must remain open says Councillor Valerie Halton as it is too precious an asset to be sold off for short-term gain.
What is important to remember is, while these moves may result in some short-term gain there will be suffering in the long-term as the pay back will be companies will not get the services they want, require or have grown to expect.
A long-term vision rather than a short-term gain must be paramount--but tell that to an enrollment manager who is employed today to get the class and the revenue.
There are sound judgments, honest mistakes and then that third entity: the unspoken-of stepchild of stress-mediated capitulation to those bent on corrupting long-term outcome for short-term gain.
But it's also very tempting to cash in on a short-term gain on an investment that appears to be at its peak or positioned for a fall.
In a society where the word "is" doesn't always mean what you think it does, narrowly defining or interpreting a task opens the door to short-term gain and long-term pain.
Unsustainable policies which ravage the environment--usually for the short-term gain of affluent groups--will find Humanists in strong and vigorous opposition.
To maximize these relationships, corporate real estate executives should demand that landlords treat multiple company locations as one aggregate relationship; while one transaction may present a short-term gain or loss, a long-term relationship will yield a greater return for both parties.
Likewise, short-term gain is determined by multiplying the percentage held for one year or less by the total gain.
6 percent ($1,861) if the appreciation was short-term gain.
There is always some short-term gain from the increased visibility that a large event like this brings, However, since there was no particularly coherent agenda for this march, the tong-term gains, if any, will be hard to measure.
The shareholders' interest takes priority, but that interest isn't equivalent to their potential for short-term gain, nor is it the sole legitimate consideration in Wally's decision.

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