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Subject:  Re: Buying Foreign Stocks with E*Trade Date:  2/2/2007  1:25 PM
Author:  eatnbybears Number:  58 of 195

That's an interesting question...

I have been an E Trade customer for years and never tried.

I am switching away from them and over to Wachovia .... "Wachovia" ? !!! .. Yup.

Guess they got tired of losing business to the discount houses.

I have 3 batches of accounts.

One is Loooong term, maid up mostly of what I have found to be top performing funds. In Roths, IRA's ..

One is Long term, those I expect to hold for at least 2-3 years, I'm buying them on Fundamentals and spec.

And the last one is the "how stupid can you be" trading account.

One and two rarely see trades each quarters. Number three can sit there or become a trading post depending on how many times I am forced to lock in spectacular gains ;) Sell pigs or shift cash for the latest shot.

$10.00 a trade sounds good until you hit 25-30 trades going in and out.

Wachovia offers a flat $250 per Q unlimited online trade platform that gives you all the E trade premium account Bells and whistles .. charts and do-dads ..... plus much superior Stock, Sector and Market research published on the site by their own analysts as well as conventional.

And, I E mail "MY" account rep when I feel I want do discuss what I want to do with "Stuff" and he drives up and meets me at the branch a quarter mile from my house, we spend an hour going over what I have been thinking, he nicely explains how stupid I am, but shows me the numbers to back it up, throws me some other ideas and I go home and think them over.

If I decide to hang myself anyway, he will also gladly hold the rope and kick out the chair after one final warning. :)

Ill ask him about the international markets.

Bears
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