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What should I do? Is there any way I can retroactively
(the trade is 3 days old at this point) stipulate my
intentions? Should I write them a letter so that
something is on file? Should I just claim it the way I'd
like, and hope that it goes through? Is it too late to do
anything?


Write the letter to the broker, the letter should be sent ASAP. This specificaly identifies the shares.

I would also note that you made a mistake and that you closed the position when you realized the mistake. They could care less but you have your documentation for the IRS if you were audited. Also keep your confirmations.

You should not have any problems if you act now.

Note, you do not file the letter with your return.

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