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How does buying 100 shares of IBM on the stock exchange and holding it for a year create jobs?


When I but stock on the stock exchange, I am buying it from somebody else that owns it, not from IBM, so IBM does not see a dime of my money. If I hold it for more than a year and then sell it for a profit, I only pay 15% on the capital gains. How does my tax advantage for making ths type of investment help create jobs or growth for IBM itself as many on the Right claim it does?

 

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