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Perhaps the rules have changed, but wouldn't the carry forward be available to offset $3,000 per year in ordinary income every year until it was used up? For example, a $9,000 loss would offset $3,000 in OI this year, then $3,000 in OI next year and then $3,000 in the third year (assuming no pleasant new capital gains)?

I could be mistaken, as I haven't looked in a while.

Just a thought...
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