Capital Loss

Business / Taxes / Capital Loss: When you sell an asset for less than you paid for it, the difference between the two prices is your capital loss. For example, if you buy 100 shares of stock at $30 a share and sell when the price has dropped to $20 a share, you will realize a capital loss of $10 a share, or $1,000. Although nobody wants to lose money on an investment, there is a silver lining: You can use capital losses to offset capital gains in computing your income tax. However, you must use short-term losses to offset short-term gains and long-term losses to offset long-term gains. If you have a net capital loss in any year — that is, your losses exceed your gains — you can usually deduct up to $3,000 of this amount from regular income on your tax return. You may also be able to carry forward net capital losses and deduct on future tax returns.

Other Words for Capital

Capital Noun Synonyms: head, top, crown, cap
Capital Adjective Synonyms: chief, main, major, important, cardinal, central, principal, prime, primary, paramount, pre-eminent, foremost, leading
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Other Words for Loss

Loss Noun Synonyms: diminution, erosion, reduction, impoverishment, depletion, shrinkage
Loss Verb Synonyms: deprivation, bereavement, privation, denial, sacrifice, forfeiture, disappearance
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Unrealized Loss

Business / Taxes / Unrealized Loss: If the market price of a security you own drops below the amount you paid for it, you have an unrealized loss. The loss remains unrealized as long as you don't sell the security while the price is dow MORE

Net Realized Capital Gains Per Share

Business / Finance / Net Realized Capital Gains Per Share: Capital gains realized by an investment company minus any capital losses divided by the total number of the company's outstanding shares. MORE

Long-Term Capital Gain (Or Loss)

Business / Taxes / Long-Term Capital Gain (Or Loss): When you sell a capital asset that you have owned for more than a year at a higher price than you paid to buy it, any profit on the sale is considered a long-term capital gain. If you sell for less th MORE

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