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I think when I first started using Pro (quite a few years ago) I did it over a period of a few months, but for logistical reasons: I was then an executive at BlackRock, every trade had to be reviewed for conflicts with clients, my portfolio was divided between several accounts, etc. etc.

When I subsequently (after retirement) increased the size of my portfolio I did it over a period of a few days.

Waiting for each to be listed as a "best buy now" could mean waiting forever. My feeling is that I wanted to match (from that day forward) the performance of Pro, so I wanted to match the portfolio. Once you more-or-less match, you can stay more-or-less matched forever because market movements will not affect your portfolio and Pro the same way.

Morris
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