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I currently have my Roth IRA in two different mutual funds, and am planning on moving this to a discount brokerage in the near future, to try and improve my return. I want to know how to handle the brokerage fees.

As an example, let's say I want to make my 1999 contribution of $2000 by purchasing some stock, and the fee for the trade will be $12. Do I contribute $2012, which gives me $2000 worth of stock for 1999, or can I only contribute $2000, which gets me $1988 worth of stock?

Sorry if this seems like a stupid question, but I am a new Fool, still tryin' to learn.

Thanks for the help!

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