IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

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IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by foglifter » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:31 pm

Fidelity's recent big move included an icing on the cake that hasn't gotten the same level of publicity as their new zero-fee funds - the dramatic expansion of the list of commission-free ETFs. They bumped it up to 240 from 70.

And here's the good news for PP investors: IAU is on the list. :D
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by ochotona » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:15 pm

Wow I joined Fidelity just in time
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by Tyler » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:46 pm

Nice! I've always wished IAU was on the list, and they fixed it just in time to top off my portfolio. :D
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by dualstow » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:25 pm

Excellent, thank you!
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by buddtholomew » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:03 pm

Tyler wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:46 pm
Nice! I've always wished IAU was on the list, and they fixed it just in time to top off my portfolio. :D
Top off you say?
If you don’t mind, exchanging from SCV to IAU or contributing from cash?
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by KevinW » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:08 pm

Wow, between this, FZROX, and the T-bill auto-roll feature, Fidelity is looking like a great broker for PP investors.
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by Tyler » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:35 pm

buddtholomew wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:03 pm
Top off you say?
If you don’t mind, exchanging from SCV to IAU or contributing from cash?
Just sold my home and had a nice new chunk of change to invest. O0
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by buddtholomew » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:31 pm

Tyler wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:35 pm
buddtholomew wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:03 pm
Top off you say?
If you don’t mind, exchanging from SCV to IAU or contributing from cash?
Just sold my home and had a nice new chunk of change to invest. O0
Congrats!
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by Pet Hog » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:36 pm

KevinW wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:08 pm
Wow, between this, FZROX, and the T-bill auto-roll feature, Fidelity is looking like a great broker for PP investors.
FZROX? I'll say!
https://youtu.be/-Jh6wnmRbvQ
(Sorry, couldn't resist. Commission-free IAU is fantastic news!)
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by Kbg » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:06 pm

A very long thread has opened up on Bogleheads...lots of slicing and dicing the new Fido funds
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by Desert » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:33 pm

Tyler wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:35 pm
buddtholomew wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:03 pm
Top off you say?
If you don’t mind, exchanging from SCV to IAU or contributing from cash?
Just sold my home and had a nice new chunk of change to invest. O0
Did you move into a van, by any chance? ;)
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Re: IAU is now commission-free at Fidelity

Post by dualstow » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:48 pm

Of course not, D. He obviously moved in with a hot babe who was excited about Portfolio Charts!
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