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Subject:  Claiming Cap. Loss Date:  12/8/1997  10:51 AM
Author:  firstian Number:  847 of 121572

Hi,

I have a question about claiming capital loss from a stock investment. I bought 400 share some stock at $25 13 months ago. I bought another 400 at $18 10 months ago. Now the stock is at $10 and I would like to sell a portion of the 800 shares to claim some loss. I have no other capital gain in my return this year. How do I calculate the cost basis of the stock if, say, I sell 200 shares?

Thanks,

Joe
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