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Gain

A profit on a securities transaction recognized by selling a security for more than the security originally cost. The gain is the difference between the cost and the sale.
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Gain

An increase in price or value. For example, if a stock opens at $10 and closes at $12, it is said to gain $2. Likewise, if one buys a house for $200,000, and its value is later assessed $325,000, the house has gained $125,000. See also: Capital gains, Paper gain, Uptick.
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gain

The excess of the amount received as opposed to the amount expended in a transaction. For example, receipt of $4,500 from the sale of an asset with a book value of $3,000 results in a gain of $1,500. Compare loss.
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gain

The profit on the sale of an asset.One may realize gain,as when property is taken in condemnation, but not recognize gain for tax purposes until a later date. When reading tax advice, it is extremely important to differentiate between these two concepts, as authors sometimes assume that all readers understand the difference.

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Gain

The excess of the amount realized from a sale or exchange over the adjusted basis of the property sold or exchanged.
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