I'm going to use an easy example to get at my question. Let's say I purchased $100 of a stock on January 1, 2016 (not in a tax-sheltered account, in a regular brokerage account). I used the dollar-cost averaging approach so I purchased another $100 of that same stock in February, March, April...all the way to December 1.
By December 1 I bought $1200 of this stock. Due to returns, the value has increased to $1500. Now I want to sell it, but I want to wait until it will be a long-term capital gains tax, not a short-term capital gains tax.
If I sold total $1500 on January 2, 2017 would that be subject to long-term capital gains for the entire $1500? Or would it be long-term capital gains on the first $100 I bought on January 1 (plus whatever return I made on that $100) and short-term capital gains on the remaining $1100 (plus whatever return I made on that $1100) that I bought in less than one year?
Thank you in advance for your help on this!
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