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Hi 

i've been investing in stocks for over a year, but my gains are eaten up but the £11 fee fee for every trade, I checked in the last year i have paid £600 in transaction fees. is there away around this or am i missing something or is it just the way it is 

 

any comments would be helpful

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FWIW, I've read in several places that it's a good idea to transact only one or twice per quarter.

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