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Subject:  Is this a wise plan? Date:  9/6/1999  1:24 PM
Author:  madmoon Number:  13735 of 100420

I want to open a Roth IRA with $1,000 in VFINX and $1,000 in XLK index (to see what can happen with techs).
My idea is to contribute $100 per month to VFINX ($1200 p/yr starting in 2000), and if things look good at end of year, $800 more in XLK (or move into QQQ or DIA).
According to message #13488 and 13489 the way to do this (if I understand correctly) is to open up one IRA with Vanguard and contribute per month, and open up another IRA with discount broker for my spider.
The logic is to dollar cost average at no fee with Vanguard, and try other things with broker. I'm hoping that this will be a good way to get started and in the future when it has (hopefully) grown, I can think about moving some into individual stocks.
Is this a wise decision?
Thanks for any responses.
P.S. I believe with the broker I would have to include broker fee as part of IRA contribution, so slightly less than $800 once per year.
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