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stock basis: Original post by Kathy Adams McIntosh of Demand Media For each sale an investor makes, she needs to calculate whether she earned a gain or incurred a loss. The investor calculates this by subtracting the basis from the sale price of the stock. This is done by calculating the stock basis by considering the amount paid for the stock. When the company splits the stock or issues a stock dividend, the…

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