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Author: jstran Two stars, 250 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 8072  
Subject: CAPs Dividends Date: 4/14/2008 4:56 PM
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I read the FAQ, but still wasn't quite clear for me. It says cost basis is reduced for dividends - as I would expect since they're giving cash out and it's a zero sum game. Is there anything to reflect re-investing those dividends over the long haul? If I have a pick for 5 plus years with a large dividend, a large part of the gain is coming from the re-investing of those dividends. If it isn't counting for those, it isn't accurately reflecting the long term buy and hold of dividend stocks.


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