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Subject:  Re: Drip FAQ Help Date:  2/5/1999  6:52 PM
Author:  Peckham Number:  8995 of 36516

Q: How do I combine Drips with the Foolish Four?

A: Combining the Foolish Four with Drips is kind of like combining mustard with chocolate syrup. This is because each works well in it's own realm but the combination falls short of possible expectations.

The mechanics of Drip investing tends to work at cross purposes with mechanical trading methods such as the Foolish Four in the following ways:

1) Not all companies have Drip plans for their stock. This means that it may not be possible to purchase the desired stocks through a Drip plan.

2) The time delays involved in Drip investing work against regularly scheduled trades. Mechanical trading methods such as the Foolish Four generally assume that all sales and purchases during a period rebala