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Financially, I'm not sure anyone can answer or have an opinion without knowing the details of individual purchases. It generally will be simplier to use average cost basis

That seems to be what everything I've read says. I guess my question is this: If we assume that I consume my entire portfolio prior to death, will it all come out in the wash so to speak? I can see how it can make a difference what basis is used in a specific example or situation, but at the end of the day, will it really make any difference if you spend your portfolio down to zero, since all shares will end up being sold at some point in time.
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