My question is if I buy a stock, and than later I sell it in 2 chunks.. Lets say half the position sold in the morning, and the other half sold in the afternoon... Now looking at it thru the eyes of the Pattern Day Trade police.. would that all together still be considered 1 trade, or is that 2 trades? the reason I ask, is cause I know the IRS can only see our SELLS not our buys. so in this case 2 sells would register.. making it look like 2 transactions. but ofcourse there was only 1 initial BUY.. now the SEC is separate from the IRS i know, but its still government, and who the hell really knows how it all works.. well not me atleast.. so simple question I guess... is that 2 daytrades or 1?