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Subject:  Re: Dividend Reinvestment - A Tax Nightmare? Date:  7/6/2008  9:06 PM
Author:  ptheland Number:  101280 of 123001

But have you considered just what exactly is the "average cost"?

500 shares @ 16.92
1.4563 @ 17.25
1.3423 @ 18.97
0.9452 @ 20.24
2.7458 @ 15.87


You've got $/share info here. That is the fastest way to confuse yourself with the tax issues around stock sales. Let's correct the presentation of your data first.

Shares        dollars
500.0000 8,460.00
1.4563 25.12
1.3423 25.46
0.9452 19.13
2.7458 43.58
-------- --------
506.4896 8,573.29