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Greetings, Hillmp, and welcome.

<<My question: Am I right in thinking that twice monthly contributions defeat one of the main purposes of the Beating the Dow strategies (including the Almighty Foolish Four!), which is to cut down on transaction costs? The 10 highest yielders on January 31st might not be the same on March 15th or August 31st, etc.
Am I missing something or does a Beat the Dow strategy sound reasonable when coupled with 24 separate contributions throughout the year? Anything else I should be considering that I haven't mentioned?>>

Nope, you're not missing a thing. In this case, because you can invest solely in mutual funds and because no mutual fund monthly investment can ever emulate a Dow strategy successfully, the most Foolish path would be to stick to an index fund.

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