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Thanks, Ha. Yes, I did this just a few minutes ago, after everything closed.

Would the same apply to ETFs? If not, it strengthens the argument for individual stocks vs. ETFs. [I suppose I could answer this myself, tomorrow, when the markets are open.]

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The same will apply, though depending on how actively the ETF trades the spreads may not be as narrow as GE or MO. It usually will not a be a big deal if you are buying for a long term hold.

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Old 03-02-2009, 09:15 PM   #22
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It usually will not a be a big deal if you are buying for a long term hold.
Those are my feelings, too. Again, I see day-trading as a trap. The spreads did amaze me, though.
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Those are my feelings, too. Again, I see day-trading as a trap. The spreads did amaze me, though.
Maybe I should repeat- these are not the spreads. They are imaginary.

Once you look during the day, you wili be amazed at how tight the spreads are on these active issues.
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Ha,

I just looked, now that the markets are open. Ask and bid on SDY are now $29.86 and $28.71; only a 4% 'spread' (or whatever the correct term is).

(Even so, nobody talk to me about day-trading!)

My education continues. Thanks for your help.

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I just looked, now that the markets are open. Ask and bid on SDY are now $29.86 and $28.71; only a 4% 'spread' (or whatever the correct term is).
I would skip that. It must be a very low volume issue; that spread stinks.

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Dividend ETF's are still being bought by somebody.
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