Definitions for "Short-term capital gain or loss"
Keywords:  held, div, capital, profit, less
A capital gain or loss on an investment that was held for less than some minimum amount of time (often a year and a day). A short-term gain usually results in a higher tax rate than a long-term gain.
Profit or loss on the sale or exchange of assets or properties held 12 months or less.
An individual's profit or loss from the sale of a capital asset that is held for one year or less.