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Definition of

holding period

Stockholding & Investments

period between purchase and sale of asset the length of time an asset was held from the time of purchase to the time of sale, used for determining whether a capital gain or loss is taxed as short-term (less than one year) or long-term (one year or more)

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Definitions of ’holding period’ and meaning of ’holding period’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’holding period’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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