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Author: retailguy Two stars, 250 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121114  
Subject: Shorting Against the Box? Date: 12/7/1998 7:50 PM
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I will be in the lowest tax bracket next year (back to being a student) from a higher bracket this year. I am getting more cautious on the market these days -- i hate this volatility -- but I want to take my long-term gains next year when they will be taxed at only 10% as opposed to 20% if possible. How can I lock in my gains at current prices but take the tax consequence next year? Do I simply short against the box? If so, how do i do it? Thanks for any ideas.
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