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Subject: Re: Is Average Cost Basis Best Date: 6/15/2013 7:23 PM
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ResN,

will it really make any difference if you spend your portfolio down to zero

It may be different if your taxable income changes. If you move between different cap gains rates from year to year, identifying large cap gain lots while in a 0% range instead of in a 15% range can keep more money in your pocket.

Ex: You own 2 blocks of ABC. Lot A: 100 shr at $20/shr and Lot B: 100 shr at $50/shr

If you are at 0% this year, which lot would you sell?

Gene
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