Capital gains

capital gain

noun
profit from the sale of assets, as bonds or real estate.

Origin:
1920–25

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capital gain
 
n
the amount by which the selling price of a financial asset exceeds its cost

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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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