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If I buy a particular stock, and it goes up significantly within a short time, there is the urge to sell before I lose what I gain. However, the stock could keep going up (which I would miss out on) and I would have to pay Short Term Capital Gains. I was thinking it would be best to hang onto the stock, and preparing myself to sell it if it starts to drop. My question is how to determine how much of my profit is worth losing before I sell and take on Short Term Capital gains tax?

I appreciate any information. Pleae e-mail me at, as I do not read this newsgroup regulary. Thanks.

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