Definition of capital gain in English:

capital gain

Syllabification: cap·i·tal gain


(often capital gains)
  • A profit from the sale of property or of an investment.
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    • Keeping taxes low on capital gains and dividends fosters investment and economic growth.
    • Assume that you reinvest your dividends and capital gains payouts in shares of the fund.
    • Also, all mutual funds are required to pay out all dividends and capital gains on a yearly basis.

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