Why Aren’t Stocks Splitting As Often Today?

A listener has dividend reinvestment plans with three stocks and his portfolio is worth about $210,000. He calls the show and wants to know why these stocks are not splitting as often as they once did. He liked to buy more shares at a lower price after the split. Listen to Ric Edelman explain why stock splits are gimmicks and companies aren’t offering them as often as they once did.

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