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I buy 100 shares of XYZ stock on 5/5/01 and sell for a 50$ profit on 5/6/01

On 5/10/01 I buy 100 shares of the same XYZ stock and sell for a loss of $100 dollars on 5/11/01.

Do I have a wash sale at this point??

From Pub 550: "A wash sale occurs when I sell or trade stock or securities at a loss within 30 days BEFORE or AFTER the sale and I Buy substantially identical stock"

It makes sense to me that if I later buy the same stock within 30 days after I have the loss(in this case 5/11/01), I have created a wash sale. I am confused about the BEFORE comment???

Help Please
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