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Subject:  Brokerage fees in IRA account Date:  8/6/1999  2:19 PM
Author:  mkraft Number:  12899 of 88007

Do brokerage fees for transactions in an IRA account *have* to be paid from the IRA assets?

-- e.g., if you want to buy stock in an IRA account using a 'limit' order but discover that after including the brokerage fee you will overshoot your account balance by a few dollars if the order goes through, can you arrange to pay the brokerage fee directly (i.e., not from the IRA assets) rather than cut your purchase by a share?

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