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I've got a retirement account that's been managed by
a friend for many years. It's well diversified,
great performance, etc. However, I want to gradually
start making contributions to a new, self-managed
account. I am an experienced, if not stellar ;-)
investor.

My question is: Can I simply start a new IRA account
at a discount brokerage and plop $2K into it? I've
not made any 1999 contributions to the other account.

-Rubic
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