An investment's holding period is used for a number of different functions, including evaluating an investment's performance, calculating loss or gain from the investment and determining whether an investment is worthwhile. The holding period of an investment is also used to determine how the capital gain or loss should be taxed because long-term investments tend to be taxed at a lower rate than short-term investments.
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holding period — holding pe·ri·od n: the length of time a taxpayer holds property for purposes of determining if any gain realized or loss incurred from it is long term or short term Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. holding period … Law dictionary
Holding period — Length of time that an individual holds a security. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * holding period UK US noun [C] ► STOCK MARKET, TAX the length of time that someone owns an asset or investment: »For investors, the main change is a… … Financial and business terms
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