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Sell

To relinquish ownership of some asset in exchange for some monetary compensation. Selling may take any of several forms. In a cash sale, the seller receives cash or a cash equivalent immediately in exchange for the asset. In a credit sale, the seller surrenders ownership immediately in exchange for future payment, often with interest. An example of a sale is a simple transaction involving widgets. If the seller is willing to accept $2 per widget and the buyer wishes to purchase 100 widgets, then the seller gives to the buyer 100 widgets and in their place receives $200. See also: Buy.

sell

To dispose of an asset. Compare buy.

sell

see SELLING.
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The property should be sold in the form of one legal lot to one person.
Example 10: H and W, both age 58, sold their principal residence in 1995 for $200,000.
This third-party entity then sells the shareholders' stock to the buying corporation for all cash, recognizing no capital gains since the third-party entity's tax basis in the sold stock equals the amount of the promissory note by which the stock was purchased from the selling shareholders.
After G left home to attend college in August 1996, R sold the home and purchased a new one.
As long as you haven't sold the stock, you might feel you really haven't lost money.
Hedging their bets, the Goddesses sold off their entire portfolio after the close of trading Thursday and ended the contest with $96,375.
A water bottle with a NASA logo from ``Deep Impact'' sold for $35 on Universal's site, while a chunk of the space-travel pyramid from ``Stargate'' went for $120.
The stock's end-of-day price 15-period rate-of-change average climbed to elevated territory since last week; technically speaking, our analysts think that this is positive information for traders who sold puts.
In addition, MU's closing-price average ascended to elevated levels recently; with that in mind, our researchers are of the opinion that this is favorable news concerning traders who sold puts.