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I thought I would not be able to use the loss since I had bought another 200 shares within a month of the sale. I thought that was the whole point of the wash rule? I could be wrong, I am a little new to all the details of the wash rule, but I read that in the 550 publication from the IRS.

The reason I also asked the quesiton was I remembered the 1099-B posted the purchase and the sale in seperate sections and it was up to the individual to choose. I understand that once the trade is executed it can not be taken back.

Thanks for all the help.
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