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Subject:  Re: Updated Dividend Champions Date:  12/1/2012  7:26 PM
Author:  kelbon Number:  7707 of 8831

Why pay ETF or MF fees when you can invest directly in the companies that have been increasing dividends for 25+ years?

This was my initial reaction too, but if you have only a modest amount of money the brokerage fees you are charge to buy all the stocks in the first place will deplete your capital, and, if you only have a small amount to invest it can be a significant piece of the pie; those fees are fixed and don't change depending on whether you buy one share, or a thousand.

kelbon
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