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Subject:  Re: capital gains when you short Date:  7/19/1999  1:27 PM
Author:  fling Number:  17480 of 123001

In your case, again assuming I've read your notes accurately, you sold before holding for a year and a day, meaning you are paying regular income taxes on that set of ISOs, rather than the long term capital gains rate. While your objective of diversification is a valid one, your method of getting there sounds (if I've read you accurately) unBuffetlike (i.e., rash). This is particularly so if you are quite con