# Complicated Wash Sales Question (Wash Sale Rule Question)...?

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Assume the following takes place every 30 days in the following order : MedlinePlus
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1. Buy 4 shares of XYZ at $ 10 each for a total of $ 40 , on Jan. 5 . MedlinePlus
2. Buy 2 shares of XYZ at $ 20 each for a total of $ 40 , on January 12 . MedlinePlus
3. Buy 1 share of XYZ at $ 15 on January 14 . MedlinePlus
4. Buy 1 share of XYZ at $ 15 on January 15 . MedlinePlus
5. Sale 4 shares of XYZ for $ 5 each for a total of $ 20 on January 16 . MedlinePlus
6. Sale 2 shares of XYZ for $ 5 each for a total of $ 10 on January 21 . MedlinePlus
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Assuming no other trades takes place in the portfolio . Do I claim loss of $ 40 or is it all a wash sale with the remaining 2 shares ( acquired on January 14 and January 15 ) each with a base cost of $ 40 each ? Suppose I do not sell the remaining 2 shares before year-end.

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