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Subject:  Re: Return on Investment Date:  7/17/2004  7:31 PM
Author:  Herkdriver234 Number:  1403 of 2244

You wrote: Which provides a more accurate return on investment: The total value minus the total basis including purchases using the reinvested dividends? Or the total value minus only my out-of-pocket purchases?


Since you reinvested your dividends, the later is more accurate. However, you must also account for and deduct your tax liability unless the fund is tax exempt or tax differed.

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