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Subject:  Taking possession of stocks Date:  11/16/2000  5:20 AM
Author:  Cressida Number:  26165 of 90430

Hi all...

I've often wondered if we really need brokers holding our stocks. Can't we take possession of the stock certificates ourselves, and stash them in our bank box?

Then, I guess all dividends, etc are sent directly to us, right? It seems easier, somehow, but is there something I don't know about this? Do companies charge to send you the actual stock certificates??? Do brokers charge a fee for this also??

Sure would appreciate some answers here...


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