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David wrote: "Except as an academic exercise or following a case of seller's remorse,
I have a hard time imagining a real world situation in which someone
would sell a stock at a profit, and then buy it back. You'd generate
captial gains -- which are taxable -- and increase your holding costs."

Why wouldn't one buy the stock back if it were to drop below your selling price and hopefully make more gains?
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