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Subject:  Re: So many questions, Date:  11/5/1999  2:27 PM
Author:  rkmacdonald Number:  15136 of 76078

Will any quarterly dividends be automatically deposited into the account? And if so should they be immediatly be combined with the odd few dollars left over from the orrigional stock purchase, and used to buy another share of one of the eight? Or will that be a wasted $7.00? Does the cash in this kind of account earn any interest?

Any left over money or dividend income that is in your account will sweep automatically into a money market fund where you will get higher interest.

It is usually not a good idea to reinvest dividend income because of the commissions. As a rule don't let your commissions be higher than one or two percent. Wait until the next time you are buying a larger block of stock and use that extra money then.

arkayem
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