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capital gain

noun
1.
profit from the sale of assets, as bonds or real estate.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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Examples from the web for capital gain
  • And taxes will be owed on the portion that is capital gain as the money is withdrawn.
  • The return on equity comes from dividends the company pays you and the capital gain from selling the stock.
  • People have been buying purely in the expectation of capital gain, regardless of the underlying income stream.
  • The second part of the yield on investment in a house is the capital gain you receive if it appreciates and you sell the house.
  • However, the owner canceled the auction due to short term capital gain tax issues.
  • The regulation affects taxpayers who elect to treat gain or loss from such a sale or exchange as capital gain or loss.
British Dictionary definitions for capital gain

capital gain

noun
1.
the amount by which the selling price of a financial asset exceeds its cost
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capital gain in Culture

capital gain definition


Personal income earned by the sale of assets, such as stocks or real property. The gain is the difference between the price paid for the asset and the selling price. Most conservatives want capital gains taxed at a lower rate than ordinary income in order to stimulate investment, whereas most liberals oppose a lower rate for capital gains as a subsidy for the wealthy.

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