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Subject:  Re: Long & short of stock sales Date:  4/5/1998  12:23 PM
Author:  LasVegasFool Number:  3267 of 127549

>Final comment: It would be nice if the Fidelity's of >the world provided help with these issues, but
> that really isn't their job. All they have to report >is the date of sale and the amount of sale proceeds.
> I'm not aware of any broker out there who will >identify wash sales for you. Anyone know of one?

At least on mutual funds, Vanguard does. They identified a wash sale for me that I didn't realize at all. I had transferred some money from a fund to an IRA, same fund. Thus I wasn't paying much attention to the share price and the idea of a wash sale never occured to me. However, when the paperwork arrived, they identified it as a wash sale--it had washed against shared bought with dividend reinvestment!
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