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Subject:  Re: IRA Date:  3/9/1999  5:20 PM
Author:  TMFPixy Number:  9015 of 76395

Greetings, WSelden, and welcome. You asked:

<<I would like to move my IRA from a mutual fund to a self-directed IRA with a discount broker. Is that possible?>>

Absolutely. Any discount broker will be glad to help you through the transfer process. Just pick one and give them a call. You'll complete and return two forms, one to open the self-directed IRA with the broker you choose and the other a set of instructions directing your current custodian to liquidate that IRA and send the proceeds to the new IRA custodian. That's called a direct transfer and avoids any possible tax hassles you could encounter if you rolled the funds yourself. So, find yourself a broker and enjoy. :-)

Regards....Pixy
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