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Subject: Re: Buy before or after the split? Date: 6/22/2001 2:48 PM
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Studies have been done on this in the past, and although stocks prices do tend to increase very modestly immediately after a split, factoring in transaction costs basically wipes out any gain.

In other words, it makes no difference performance-wise. My thinking is, if I want to buy 100 shares of company XYZ, why not just wait until they're cheaper, and I have more money to spend elsewhere.

Hope this helps...

md
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