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Seems the point of the wash sale rules by irs law are to prevent you from selling a stock to claim the loss & then at the same time repurchasing the same shares to keep your position. But by your advice in all previous posts, you can get over on all this by simply selling the stock before the end of the year & staying out for 31 days. So in other words the irs wash sale rule to attempt to keep you from repurchasing the shares has a weak link, failing to prevent oneself from doing just what they dont want you to do by simply selling out by the end of the year.
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