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Subject:  Re: Big weekend decisions Date:  9/7/2007  8:24 PM
Author:  BruceCM Number:  59078 of 88533

Barbara: they're called NTF or No Transaction Fee funds. Fidelity and T.Rowe Price have many of these. Unfortunately, Vanguard funds are available NTF only through Vanguard, as Vanguard will not share its fund's administrative fees with any other brokerages as payment for offering their least that I know of.

And I'll disagree just a bit with the previous poster (sorry, can't see the name) who indicated that we are likely about to have a recession and investors should wait until the market picks up again. This suggests that someone knows how the market will move in the months ahead. Be assured, NO ONE knows how the market will move in the future, although there are many voices out there that would like for you to believe that they do. Trying to time the market is a fools game and a great way to ride an emotional roller coaster while losing money. You simply allocate amongst NTF funds, periodically rebalance back to your original holding allocation % and ignore the market gyrations.

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