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I have a Scottrade Roth IRA account and I usually dump money into it once a month. My entire RIRA contains cash and Vanguard S&P 500 (VFINX). I don't always go ahead and buy VFINX as soon as the money posts. The last time I bought was Spetember 27, 2004. I didn't see any extra fees with the tranaction. This evening, I was going to put in an order today for $500 worth to be bought tomorrow, until I saw a tranaction fee of $17. This really threw me off and I didn't buy the stock. Has VFINX started charging tranaction fees everywhere (at other brokerages) or did I do something wrong? Any else run into this?

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