Capital Gain

May 9, 2024

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A capital gain is an increase in the value of a capital asset, such as stocks or real estate, that gives it a higher worth than the purchase price. The gain is not realized until the asset is sold. Capital gains may be short-term (held for less than one year) or long-term (held for more than one year) and are typically taxed accordingly. Investors aim to maximize their capital gains through various investment strategies, including buying low and selling high.

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