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However, the wording of the text on Ameritrade's site led me to the more convoluted resolutions of the situations.

Just for completeness, I'll point out the issue Ameritrade is dancing around. One more example.

Bought for $3.50. Got the $4 return of capital. Subtract the $4.00 off the $3.50 and -- whoops -- our basis is negative. So instead of having a negative basis, you recognize capital gain of .50 per share and have a basis of zero.

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