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Aug 6, 2010 3:05 pm

A quick search using the term 'harvest' returns only 56 results. Only a few mention tax loss harvesting.

With its potential to raise after-tax return, why is this subject not discussed more frequently?

Aug 6, 2010 9:10 pm

I agree it's an important concept, but it's pretty basic.  I don't think too many advisors have questions about it.

Aug 7, 2010 1:23 am

Harvest away!  Especially with mutual funds since there is no cost if you just do exchanges in the same fund family.

Aug 9, 2010 8:51 pm

It's because most of us are so good at what we do that we don't have any losses to harvest.