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If you have comission costs, these go into figuring your gains and losses.

So, e.g., If your initial purchase cost $10 in comission, and your sale cost the same, then the initial expense was $1010 [or $10.10 per share] and your sale got you $150 [$160 for the 20 shares minus $10 for the commission]. The twenty shares cost you $202 and you got $150 back, for a loss of $52.

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