capital loss
A loss derived from the sale of a capital asset, such as real estate, securities, or a mutual fund holding. Capital loss is calculated by subtracting the net selling price for the asset from the cost basis. Compare to capital gain. See capital loss carryover.
Browse by Subjects
short term capital gain
long term capital gains
wash sale rule
capital loss carryover
capital gain
See All Related Terms »

cheque book
online broker
quiet filing
double bottom