I'm sure this has been answered before, but I couldn't find the question in the last100 posts.I know that after you sell a stock at a loss,you have to wait at least 30 days to buy itback -- if you want the loss to be deductible.Otherwise it is a wash sale.What about if I buy the same stock, then sellthe old stock a day or two later? What are the ruleswhen the buy comes before the sale.Example:I own 100 shares of MAT with a current loss ofabout $1,000. If I sell now, I can get a taxbreak of more than $350 on my loss.But I haven't given up on MAT.I have been thinking of buying maybe 40 sharesin my new brokerage account, and selling the 100shares in my old account (different company).Do I have to wait 30 days between the buy andthe sell?
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