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The past few weeks I've been trying to figure out what brokerage firm to move my 401k to. I was very close to moving it to Interactive Brokers because the costs are just outrageously cheap. I had to call to my current brokerage firm first in order to initiate the rollover process and of course customer retention wanted to speak with me. Well, now things might change.
They offered me 500 free trades, that must be used within 2 years, to stay in an IRA with them. That definitely perked my ears up and just for simplicity sake that might be what I decide. Although I need to double check what the free trades do and don't cover because my plan is to use options rather extensively to get the funds invested. So I need to find out if the free trades cover just the commission or everything, since most brokerages charge a base commission + a per contract fee.
To make the rollover process easier and likely quicker this might be the better route. Plus, in the future if I can't get reasonable commissions for that account after the 2 years is up I can always just transfer my IRA to Interactive Brokers, or elsewhere, at that time.
On to the Roundup
In case you missed them, here's the posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit over the past week.
- Recent Sell: Another Position Trim
- Revisiting My General Electric Straddle
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - Early Announcement Are Fun!
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - The Streak Continues!
- So You Want To Buy Johnson & Johnson...Just Cheaper via Seeking Alpha
- Recent Option Transaction
Once again I'd like to say thanks to each and every one of you that read, commented, and shared posts from here this past week. I think this dividend growth investing and financial independence community is amazing and the openness from everyone is awesome. Thanks again!
Now on to the links!
M&A Lessons from Henry Singleton and Teledyne by Income Surfer
Which is the Better Valuation Metric? The P/E Ratio or the PEG Ratio: Part 1 by Chuck Carnevale via Seeking Alpha
Is AT&T's Time Warner Acquisition Beneficial for Shareholders? by Sure Dividend
Faulty Wall Street Assumptions by A Wealth of Common Sense
Appreciation - Live Life Without Regrets by Tawcan
The Best Decision I Ever Made by Dividend Growth Investor
Notes on Giving Away my First $100,000 by Mr. Money Mustache
November Watchlist: Pros & Cons by Dividend Ten
3 Recent Buys by Roadmap2Retire
Financial Independence is a Good Goal, But a Bad Goalpost by Our Next Life
DivGro Pulse: October 2016 by DivGro
Thoughts on Moats by Financially Integrated
Keeping Cool with HV/AC Dividend Stocks by DivHut
A Microcosm of the Markets Right Now by The Conservative Income Investor
If you're looking for investment ideas, A Frugal Family's Journey maintains a list of stock analyses and recent buys from fellow bloggers.
I hope you all have a great weekend!
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