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Subject:  Investing Frequency Date:  10/21/2007  10:38 AM
Author:  AcmeFool Number:  4458 of 5260

Hey all, I'm wondering how often you think I should invest into my taxable brokerage account. Currently, I am setting aside the money and investing it once each quarter (this is on top of investing in our 401k/403b plans). I budget to set aside $2000/month and then I am usually able to come up with an extra $1000/quarter on top of that.

If this were being placed in retirement accounts, I would get it invested as soon as possible. But since it is for a taxable account, I have been doing things quarterly to keep my number of transactions low. The main reason I have tried to keep the number of transactions low is for future tax calculations...but maybe this is not as important as getting the money invested.

Should I stick to quarterly investing?
Should I invest monthly?
Or is there a threshold I should use? (When I save that much, I invest.)

Any thoughts are appreciated.

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