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You asked Roy Lewis:

Concerning your Jan 5,01 article Capital Cains Tax Rates to apply to stocks for "super-long-term" capital gains. May this apply to capital loss too?

You evidently didn't read the part of Roy's article where he addressed this point:

Be warned, though: If you elect to "sell and repurchase," any gain is recognized (and taxable), and any loss would not be allowed.

In other words, "No!"

Hope that helps,
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