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Private Equity and Venture Capital Glossary



Definition capital gain

Capital Gain - Capital Gain is the gain to investor from selling a stock, bond or mutual fund at a higher price than the purchase price. The capital gain is usually the amount realized (net sales price) less your investment (adjusted tax basis) in the investment. A capital gain may be short-term (one year or less) or long-term (more than one year) and must be claimed on income taxes.



 

 
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