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Subject:  Re: Portfolio Management Fee? Date:  3/16/2006  9:22 PM
Author:  CABob Number:  50554 of 76079

The average performance of all portfolios is the average of the market performance less associated costs. The question you need to answer is whether Fidelity will be able to outperform your do-it-yourself plan by something greater than 1%.
http://www.stanford.edu/~wfsharpe/art/active/active.htm
This article deals with active mutual funds vs. index funds but some of the details would apply to your circumstance.

Bob
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