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Author: kelbon Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 8722  
Subject: Re: Updated Dividend Champions Date: 12/1/2012 7:26 PM
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Why pay ETF or MF fees when you can invest directly in the companies that have been increasing dividends for 25+ years?

This was my initial reaction too, but if you have only a modest amount of money the brokerage fees you are charge to buy all the stocks in the first place will deplete your capital, and, if you only have a small amount to invest it can be a significant piece of the pie; those fees are fixed and don't change depending on whether you buy one share, or a thousand.

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