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Subject:  Re: Full Serve or Per-trade Date:  11/17/1998  9:43 AM
Author:  GeekFoolBoy Number:  6641 of 78166

<<For a $20,000 sitting in a Money fund in a plain IRA account. Let's say I'm going to trade it into F4 mix
like: price amt shares
CAT Caterpillar $47.00 $5,000 106.38
GT Goodyear Tire $53.00 $5,000 94.34
GM General Motors $58.94 $5,000 84.83
T AT&T $60.44 $5,000 82.73

with say 4 trades per year. How do full-serve commissions compare (where it sits today) with say, Waterhouse at $12/trade for this kind of activity?>>

Well, it's hard to answer this definitively, but Phil is right, the full service broker is going to cost