short-term gain or loss

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A capital gain or loss on an investment which was held for less than some minimum amount of time (often a year and a day). A short-term gain usually results in a higher tax rate than a long-term gain.

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You should try to not focus to much on any short-term gain or loss and instead think about the big picture.

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The short-term gain or loss was negligible as our strategy is usually to hold for many years instead of a short time.

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While day trading stocks one has a high chance to experience a short-term gain or loss on the total equity of their account value; as a result they may have a higher tax rate on their quick gains.

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