Tag Archives: trader

This is How it All Began, Really

In ancient Israel , it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com. And she said unto […]

Sort of Day Trading

Today TaxMama hears from Marty in Colorado, with this question. “Assuming I have a sole proprietorship whereby some of the business is trading stocks (such as day trading), can I properly deduct the cost of software that assists me in doing this trading?” Hi Marty, Hmmm…you can’t have a business where ‘part’ of your business […]

Trading Traders

Today TaxMama hears from Mike from the Internet, who implores, “Please help. I am a stockbroker. I trade very actively for own account, day trade, short sell etc., hundreds of trades per year. Can I claim trader status and can I go back previous years to claim trader status in order to recoup bad losing […]