Short-term gain (or loss)

Definition:

A profit or loss realized from the sale of securities held for less than a year that is taxed at normal income tax rates if the net total is positive.

Investing Essentials


Copyright © 2011 Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

Term of the Day

Good-this-Month order (GTM)

An order to buy or sell securities that continues to be a valid order until the end of the current month.

Subscribe to the Term of the Day via email Get the Term of the Day in your inbox!


Create your free portfolio