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Subject:  Taxes on stock yields? Date:  3/14/2001  7:51 AM
Author:  allgoodpeople Number:  48382 of 121061

I'm begining to look into purchasing some stocks, and am wondering how the taxation issues effect any increases in the price of a stock. For example:

If i buy $100 of stock A, and at the end of the given tax year my original investment is now worth $150, do I pay tax on the increase of $50? My understanding is I only pay taxes if I sell the stock.

Any information (or links to information) would be greatly appreciated. I've figured out IRA's and have gotten into a Roth. Now i'm trying to venture into regular securities. Again, thanks for any help.

allgoodpeople
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