short-term capital gain

Definition of "short-term capital gain"
  1. The profit made from selling or trading a property or investment that was owned for less than a particular duration, often one year, which is considered regular income for federal taxation purposes
How to use "short-term capital gain" in a sentence
  1. The profit from selling my shares in the tech startup within six months is considered a short-term capital gain.
  2. The investor had to pay higher taxes on her short-term capital gain from her real estate sale.
  3. If you hold a bond for less than a year, any profit from its sale is categorized as a short-term capital gain.

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