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<<<As you state, your only risk is that the stock rises substantially during the time that you are out of
the stock.>

Can he buy a call on the stock just before selling to cover this risk? Or is a call considered a
substantially similar asset?>>

As things stand now, the answer would be nope. At least in my opinion. The deduction of a wash sale loss is disallowed if a taxpayer sells stock at a loss, and acquires or enters into an option to acquire substantially identical stock or securities within the 61 day window period.

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