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What are the inherent risks in tax loss selling in the following scenario.

I took a heavy loss on stock X.

I will sell stocks y and z from my MDP at an equally heavy gain offset said gain. I'll then immediately repurchase the same MDP stocks.

Is this a short-sighted approach?


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