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I've read about the Foolish Four and about investing in growth stocks and all. But how do I invest these small amounts without commissions eating my gains? Especially if I were to do the Foolish Four! Eight trades a year on, say, $500 in the Foolish Four would kill all my gains.

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Find a discount broker with very small commissions? ;-) (I'm half serious actually)

http://www.fool.com/portfolios/RuleMaker/1999/RuleMaker990622.htm
http://www.fool.com/media/DiscountBrokerageCenter/DiscountBrokerageCenter.htm

You can also buy the first two stocks of the four, then when you re-allocate next year put more money in and buy four.

For more opinions/help head over to the Dow Investing/Foolish 4 message board in the Investors' Roundtable folder. Just hit Messages on the home page or Folders below to see a list of folders. :)

Patrick

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