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tonyhoracek writes:

Are the comissions considered part of my total investment? Can they be used as a tax deduction?

Yes. Comissions are added to your cost basis when purchasing and deducted from your sales price when selling in order to determine your gain or loss.

Also I had some mutual funds, and I sold them all so that I could put the money in stocks. I had to pay some penalties. Can I write these off somehow, or did some Wise Guy get my money again?

Penalties? What type of penalties? Or are you referring to mutual-fund load charges? Need some more info to answer this one.

Hope this helps.

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