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Our firm has already begun the process of moving our 401K from Merrill Lynch to Scudder.

Being rather cynical about brokerage firms [especially since this transition period will take over two months to complete (?)], I am wondering if it possible that the selling firm could hold the funds watching their value over the two month period and then can back select the day the funds yield minimal value - labelling that day as the sale date and price - even though no specific funds were sold. Thus selling at a temporary bottom.

Of course on the other side, is it possible for the purchasing firm to hold the funds and back select with 20/20 hindsight the day on which the funds were at the highest value?

The old sell low and buy high technique of helping the little guy invest??

Also is anyone familiar with a Scudder 401K program?

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