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Cost basis

Definition 1

Purchase price, including commissions and other 

Expense

, used to determine 

Capital

 gains and 

Capital

 losses for 

Tax

 purposes.

Definition 2

The cost of an 

Asset

 used to determine 

Tax

 liabilities. This number is the 

Purchase

 price, including 

Capital

 gains and losses, 

Accrued interest

, and other fees. also called tax 

Basis

.

Definition 3

The difference between the 

Cash

 price and the 

Futures

 price of a given commodity.





Related Terms: 21

Asset

,

Accrued interest

,

Basis

,

Capital

,

Capital loss

,

Cash

,

Commission

,

Call

,

Cap

,

Cash price

,

CLU

,

Expense

,

Futures

,

Futures price

,

FIN

,

Interest

,

Inc.

,

Purchase

,

Term

,

Tax

,

Tax basis


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12b-1 funds

,

Accelerated Cost Recovery System

,

Accrual basis accounting

,

Accrued expense

,

Acquisition cost

,

Active asset

,

Adjusted basis

,

Allowance for depreciation

,

Asset

,

Asset/equity ratio

,

Asset management account

,

Accrual of discount

,

Accrued interest

,

Accrued market discount

,

After-tax basis

,

Amortization of premium

,

Asked price

,

Asking price

,

Asset-backed security

,

Asset swap

,

All or any part

,

At call

,

Accrued dividend

,

Accumulated earnings tax

,

Adjusted futures price

,

All-risks coverage

,

Asset acquisition

,

Asset class

,

Asset financing

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Amortization term

,

Asset-based finance

,

Asset-based lending

,

Asset conversion loan

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

Asset allocation fund

,

Asset turnover

,

Average price per share

,

Aggregate exercise price

,

At the money

,

After-tax contributions

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Abusive tax shelter

,

After-tax

,

Alternative Minimum Tax

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Below the line

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Benchmark interest rate

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy the book

,

Balance of payments

,

Base interest rate

,

Basis point

,

Board of Governors

,

Basis

,

Basis trading

,

Buying basis

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Bank term loan

,

B shares

,

Buy and write

,

Before-tax income

,

Break-even tax rate

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Capital

,

Capital appreciation

,

Capital asset

,

Capital efficiency

,

Capital expenditure

,

Capital growth

,

Capital investment

,

Capitalized cost

,

Capitalized interest

,

Capital liability

,

Capital loss

,

Capital resource

,

Cash

,

Cash asset ratio

,

Cash basis

,

Cash budget

,

Cash control

,

Cash conversion cycle

,

Cash cycle

,

Cash earnings

,

Cash equivalence

,

Cash journal

,

Cash ratio

,

Cost Accounting

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Current liabilities

,

Cash reserves

,

Commission

,

Compound interest

,

Call

,

Call date

,

Called away

,

Called bond

,

Call price

,

Call protection

,

Call risk

,

Cap

,

Capital market

,

Capital structure

,

Cash equivalents

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Commodity-backed bond

,

Conversion parity price

,

Conversion price

,

CUSIP number

,

Call money rate

,

Cash account

,

Code of procedure

,

Commission house

,

Cash dividend

,

Capitalization of income

,

Cap rate

,

Capital account

,

Capital consumption allowance

,

Capital formation

,

Consumer Price Index

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Cash commodity

,

Cash market

,

Cash price

,

Cash settlement

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Commodity Exchange

,

Commodity futures

,

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

,

Commodity paper

,

Commodity pool

,

Commodity-product spread

,

Commodity Trading Advisor

,

Cost basis

,

CINS number

,

Cash surrender value

,

Cash value

,

Cash value life insurance policy

,

Cash withdrawal

,

Casualty loss

,

CLU

,

Convertible term insurance

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Capital budget

,

Capital gains distribution

,

Certificate of stock

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Contract for deed

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Cash advance

,

Cash collateral

,

Cash credit

,

Cash-out refinancing

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Commitment fee

,

Consumer interest

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Capital appreciation fund

,

C shares

,

Call option

,

Call ratio backspread

,

Call swaption

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Covered call

,

Cash Against Documents

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cash-balance plan

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Capital Asset Pricing Model

,

Capital commitment

,

Cash sale

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Contributed capital

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Capital gains tax

,

Capital loss carryover

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Consolidated tax return

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Cash buying

,

Cash delivery

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Closing price

,

Closing purchase

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Corporate venture capital

,

Deferred tax

,

Depreciated cost

,

Discretionary expense

,

Deposit in transit

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Debt capital

,

Deferred interest bond

,

Dollar price

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Date of record

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Desk (the)

,

Division of labor

,

Delivery price

,

Decreasing term life

,

Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Doing business as

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Dollar cost averaging

,

Dual-purpose fund

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Depth of market

,

Earning asset

,

Expense

,

Effective annual interest rate

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Exact interest

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Ex-legal

,

Either-or order

,

Employer Cost Index

,

Employment Cost Index

,

E-mini

,

Exchange for futures

,

Exchange for physical

,

Exchange of spot

,

Exchange versus cash

,

Ex-pit transaction

,

Effective tax rate

,

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

,

Ex-all

,

Explicit interest

,

Exit fee

,

Ex-warrants

,

Estate tax

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Equity capital

,

Ex-rights

,

Ex-rights date

,

Earned income tax credit

,

Estimated tax

,

Excess profits tax

,

Excise tax

,

Financial asset

,

Financial capital

,

First In First Out

,

Fixed asset

,

Fixed cost

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

First call date

,

Flight to quality

,

Flow of funds

,

Full price

,

Federal Call

,

Fill or kill

,

Front-ending an order

,

Forward P/E

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Federal Trade Commission

,

Free market price

,

Financial futures

,

Forward price

,

Futures

,

Futures contract

,

Futures option

,

Futures price

,

Fee-for-service

,

Form S-1

,

Friends and family offering

,

Forward interest rate

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Free and clear

,

Free right of exchange

,

Federal ID Number

,

Federal Tax Identification Number

,

Federal tax lien

,

FIN

,

Flat tax

,

Franchise tax

,

G-7

,

GDP implicit price deflator

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

G-8

,

Growth and income fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

Gift tax

,

Hidden asset

,

Historical cost

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House call

,

House of issue

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

Holder in due course

,

Home equity line of credit

,

HUD-1 statement

,

Hidden tax

,

Head and shoulders

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

,

Horizontal price movement

,

Inactive asset

,

Intangible asset

,

Interest-bearing

,

In escrow

,

Interest rate collar

,

Interest rate risk

,

Interest rate swap

,

Intermediate-term

,

International Securities Identification Number

,

Invested capital

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

In line

,

Interest rate futures

,

Insurable interest

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Interest

,

Interest expense

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

,

Inc.

,

In intestacy

,

Inter vivos trust

,

Imputed interest

,

Interest deduction

,

Interest-only loan

,

Interest rate

,

Interest rate cap

,

Interest rate ceiling

,

Interest rate floor

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

Interest rate option

,

I/O strip

,

Inchoate interest

,

Inheritance tax

,

Interest-only strip

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Individual tax return

,

Imbalance of orders

,

In and out

,

In sympathy

,

In the tank

,

Invisible venture capital

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Joint tax return

,

Last In First Out

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Long-term

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Limit price

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

London Inter-Bank Offer Rate

,

Level term insurance

,

Long-term care insurance

,

Long-term debt

,

Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities

,

Letter of comment

,

Lifetime cap

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Lock-in

,

Long-term mortgage

,

Lease-purchase agreement

,

Long-term lease

,

Large cap

,

Leading the market

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Loss carryover

,

Luxury tax

,

Level I quotes

,

Modified cash basis

,

Market conversion price

,

Medium-term

,

Medium-term bond

,

Maintenance call

,

Maintenance fee

,

Make a market

,

Margin call

,

Market if touched order

,

Market on close order

,

Mark-to-market

,

Medium of exchange

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Money at call

,

Mortgage interest deduction

,

Market cap

,

Medium-cap

,

Micro cap

,

Mid cap

,

Maximum price fluctuation

,

Net interest margin

,

Non-cash expense

,

Noncurrent asset

,

Noncurrent liabilities

,

Non-financial asset

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

Non-interest-bearing note

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

Net capital ratio

,

Nominal asset

,

National Futures Association

,

New York Futures Exchange

,

Net Asset Value

,

Null and void

,

Nonperforming asset

,

Notice of Default

,

Non-resident alien tax

,

Naked call

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Nasdaq Small Cap Market

,

Nominal capital

,

Off the books

,

Operating cash flows

,

Original cost

,

Other current assets

,

Other long term liabilities

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Ordinary interest

,

Offering price

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Or better

,

Other income

,

Open interest

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Origination fee

,

Option price

,

Out of the money

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

Ordinary loss

,

On-balance volume

,

On close

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Permanent capital

,

Petty cash

,

Pooling of interests

,

Pre-tax profit margin

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Provisional call feature

,

Public purpose bond

,

Purchase

,

Payment for order flow

,

Purpose loan

,

P&L

,

Provision for income taxes

,

Price index

,

Producer Price Index

,

Parity price

,

Physical commodity

,

Price limit

,

Public offering price

,

Power of Attorney

,

Personal interest

,

Prepaid interest

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Purchase-money mortgage

,

Price spread

,

Passive loss

,

Property tax

,

Purchase agreement

,

Plan asset

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Perfect capital market

,

Preservation of capital

,

Progressive tax

,

Proportional tax

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Painting the tape

,

Paper loss

,

Price range

,

Price-weighted index

,

Put/call ratio

,

Real asset

,

Replacement cost

,

Reports and Records

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Real interest rate

,

Redemption price

,

Reading the tape

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Round of funding

,

Rule 15c3-1

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Retail Price Index

,

Replacement cost insurance

,

Regulation A

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Rule of 78

,

Redemption fee

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Regressive tax

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Risk capital

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Stranded asset

,

Sales fee

,

Savings and Loan

,

Short-term reserves

,

Sight letter of credit

,

Simple interest

,

S&L

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Series EE bond

,

Short-term

,

SEC fee

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell the book

,

Split commission

,

Stop-loss

,

Stop price

,

Standard of living

,

Series 3

,

Settlement price

,

Single stock futures

,

Soft commodity

,

Spot commodity

,

Spot price

,

Strong basis

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Short interest

,

Short interest ratio

,

Subscription price

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Security interest

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Selling the spread

,

Special use property

,

Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees

,

Social Security Tax

,

Share price

,

Small cap

,

Split-adjusted price

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

Short purchase

,

Sales tax

,

S Corporation

,

Self-employment tax

,

Separate tax returns

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Sin tax

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Seek a market

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

Seed capital

,

Tangible asset

,

Times interest earned

,

Total cost

,

Term CD

,

Tax anticipation note

,

Tax-exempt bond

,

Tax renevue anticipation note

,

T-Bill

,

Term

,

Term bond

,

Term to maturity

,

Take a position

,

Trailing P/E

,

Tax haven

,

Term insurance

,

Tax

,

Tax schedule

,

Total asset turnover

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

Term deposit

,

Term loan

,

Truth in Lending

,

Tax-free bond fund

,

Tax-managed fund

,

Term trust

,

Tax lien

,

Tax roll

,

Transfer tax

,

Tax deferral

,

Tax-deferred

,

The Street

,

Timing the market

,

Tax-advantaged

,

Tax audit

,

Tax base

,

Tax basis

,

Tax bracket

,

Tax-deductible

,

Tax deduction

,

Tax-efficient

,

Tax evasion

,

Tax-exempt

,

Tax identification number

,

Tax loss carryback

,

Tax loss carryforward

,

Tax lot

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax planning

,

Tax preference item

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Tax return

,

Tax sale

,

Tax shelter

,

Tax shield

,

Tax swap

,

Tax tables

,

Take a bath

,

Target price

,

Term repo

,

Term sheet

,

U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

,

U.S. Treasury

,

U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Unlimited tax bond

,

Unearned interest

,

Uncovered call

,

Unified Tax Credit

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Unrealized loss

,

Value Added Tax

,

Venture capital

,

Venture capital limited partnership

,

Working capital

,

With interest

,

Wrap fee

,

Whisper number

,

Wage price spiral

,

Waiver of premium

,

Working capital loan

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

W formation

,

When, as, and if issued

,

X or XD

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares


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