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Subject:  Re: Big weekend decisions Date:  9/8/2007  2:18 PM
Author:  aj485 Number:  59091 of 88775

My experience with Fidelity regarding Index funds was not good. I asked about them and was pointed to 2 or 3 really weak choices.

Sorry for what you feel was a bad experience. How do you know they were weak choices? And did you look at any of the other options that Fidelity has? Their website has a lot of good information on their funds. Here is the starting page for their index fund information:

If they're so great on Index funds, why didn't they give me more help with my allocations?

Because they are not in the business of giving recommendations unless you pay for that part of their service. Here is the page on their website showing their 'guidance' offerings:

If you just have a regular account with them, and don't pay extra for some of their planning services, they assume you will do the research and planning yourself.

If you want someone to help you with choosing investments, you probably aren't going to find a lot of help at a discount brokerage, either, unless you pay for additional services.

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