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Thanks for your quick responses Vince!

In your last post, you stated:
"When you buy a stock, the comission is added to your cost basis, and when you sell a stock, the commission is subtraced from the proceeds. This benefits you both on the buy and sell end, decreasing the amount of gain achieved. The selling commission is not a capital gain, but instead decreases you capital gain."

The "adding to" and "subtracting from" I understand, but then why in the example you linked me to did the gains come out HIGHER than if you just subtracted the cost basis from the sale price (see my earlier post #9693)? In your response, you said the commission would LOWER the gains, but in the linked example, it raised it. Why is that?

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