Buy 200 shares of xyz today at $10.
Sell 100 shares tomorrow at $8.
Do I have a STCL of $200 or 100 shares of xyz at $12?
This could be a nightmare for those of us who are trying to use a short term bond fund instead of a MM fund.
I had a similar type occurrence at Vg several weeks ago except I bought more shares which created the wash sale. There was no question that this was a wash sale transaction. I wound up with three different costs on a single mutual fund transaction.
(Edit, corrected typo in title - "Buy" not "But".
A scientist looks for THE answer to a problem, an engineer looks for AN answer. Investing is not a science.