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Subject:  Re: FIFO ? Date:  6/5/2009  12:19 PM
Author:  Wradical Number:  106217 of 127624

If I have inherited shares of a company and then buy additional shares, when I sell any, if I don't designate shares to sell, is it FIFO(the inherited shares go first) ?


Yes, if they're all in the same account, those are your two choices.

If, on the other hand, you received paper certificates for your inherited shares, and your purchased shares are in a brokerage account, or a Compushare account, etc., which often happens, and you're not selling the certificate shares, then you only have to sort out your shares held in street name.

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