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capital gain Syllabification: cap·i·tal gain
Pronunciation: /ˌkapədl ˈɡān/

Definition of capital gain in English:


(often capital gains)
A profit from the sale of property or of an investment.
Example sentences
  • 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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