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Definition of

capital gain

Accounting

money made from disposing of asset the financial gain made upon the disposal of an asset. The gain is the difference between the cost of its acquisition and the net proceeds upon its sale.

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

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