Capital gain

profit from the sale of property or of an investment.

The profit you get when you sell something.

A Brief History

In the United States of America, individuals and corporations pay u.s federal income tax on the net total of all their capital gains just as they do on other sorts of income. "Long term" capital gains are generally taxed at a preferential rate in comparison to ordinary income The amount an investor is taxed depends on both his or her tax bracket and the amount of time the investment was held before being sold.

Capital Gain Better explained

profits that results from a sale such as a stock or bond sale.