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Subject:  Re: short term loss vs long term loss Date:  2/26/2001  7:35 PM
Author:  pmarti Number:  47255 of 121114

I know there is a tax difference between short term gains and long term gains. Is there a difference between losses ( 20% tax vs 40%) any help would be most appreciative.

Short answer: short-term losses are always at least as valuable in tax reduction as long-term losses. Sometimes short-term losses are more valuable.

Long answer: see the article on netting gains and losses in the FAQ.

Phil Marti
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