Holding Period


  • Refers to the length of time a capital asset is owned. Assets held for one year (12 months) or less are short-term and those owned for more than a year are considered long-term properties.

length of time, period held, time period

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Capital Assets Definition,
    • Items that you own for investment or personal purposes, such as stocks, bonds or stamp collections. When you sell a capital asset, depending on the price you earn a capital gain or a capital loss. Gains are taxed at a special rate, and losses can be used in many cases to reduce the amount that is taxed. See also "Capital Gain" or "Capital Loss."
  • Capital Improvement Definition,
    • Any permanent structure or other asset added to a property that adds to its value.
  • Equity Definition,
    • Ownership in an asset.
    • The value of a property minus outstanding mortgage debt and other liens.
  • Leasehold Mortgage Definition, Important,
    • A mortgage given by a lessee on the security of his leasehold interests in the land.
  • Solvency Definition,
    • To be able to meet one's financial liabilities in the short or long term.
  • Tenure Definition,
    • The act, fact, or condition of holding something in one's possession such as real estate. A period during which something is held.
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