Long / Short-Term Capital Gains / Losses

What are some examples of typical investments that may yield capital gains and/or losses?

Typical investments that may yield capital gains and losses include equities or stocks, mutual funds, bonds and bond funds, precious metals, and real property. Investments may generate income through price changes, dividend distributions, interest, rents, or royalties. It is also important to note that you do not generate capital gains while you hold an asset. The gain or loss is triggered only when you sell the asset.


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