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[[2. Since I want at least a portion of my total portfolio to be invested in a low trading
frequency approach such as RP4 or simple LBTH, I will let that portion fund the IRA's.
Therefore, I probably won't be trading very heavily in those accounts.

A quick question. Wouldn't it be better from a tax optimization perspective to do the active trading
in your IRA account (no taxes) and do your low trading frequency investing outside (reducing the
taxes you pay for the investing outside your IRA)?]]

Basically yes, Christian. That was the point that I was trying to bring about in my post. You would keep your trading gains (short term) within your IRA (or other tax deferred account) where the capital gains issues would make no difference. And you would keep your long term capital gains (with preferred tax treatment) in your taxable account in order to generate the greatest gains (and least taxes).

Thanks for helping me make my point, Christian.

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