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howaboutit writes (in part):

Should I (could I) sell just 50 shares and not have so much of a tax consequence?

I reply:

You may sell as much or as little of your stock as you like, and you will owe capital gains tax only on the profits generated by the stock that you sell. Of course, to calculate those profits, you have to determine your basis. If you don't already know how to do that, get thee to the FAQs! --Bob
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