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Thank you for the all the great input.

I have copied your responses to may questions and will apply them to may situation.

I will use the average cost basis method. Peter is right about the short term gain, too small.

This is may first go around in calculating cost basis for anything, much less reinvested dividends in my Vanguard account.

The reason for this exercise is I am not sure Vanguard will provide data from 2001 to 2011. However, I could be wrong. I have not received a 1099-B only a 1099-DIV. Fortunately I have keep my statements from the beginning.

Truly a rookie in this endeavor. Once again I am most grateful for the help.

Regards,

Mike
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