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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