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Subject:  Re: Wash sale: "Substantially Identical& Date:  2/27/1998  2:30 PM
Author:  gsummers Number:  2266 of 127753

(I just posted this question on the Retirement Investing board, so I apologize for the duplication, but I thought it was appropriate here.)

If I sell shares of stock in a company that I hold outside of an IRA, and subsequently buy shares of the same stock within my IRA, is this considered a "wash sale"?

I want to fund my IRA this year, and don't have the cash at present, but do have securities that I would like to have inside of my IRA.

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