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<<<< (My) trade history: CMED
Sept 13 bought 100 shares @ $17.00
Dec 27 bought 100 shares @ $8.13
Dec 29 sold 100 shares @ $8.43 >>

As previously pointed out, this is certainly a wash sale and the "loss" will not be allowed for tax purposes. Instead, the basis of the remaining shares are adjusted.

You can read more about wash sales (in simple English) in the Taxes FAQ area. You might want to check it out.

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