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Holding Period


Right after sex. For most couples, it's about three minutes; less clingy people want it to be two. As the term refers to tax treatment, if a security is held a year or more, it usually gets long term gain tax treatment which is a lower rate by a lot, usually, than shorter term holds which are treated as ordinary income.