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Subject:  Re: IRAs What does my money get invested in??? Date:  4/25/2000  1:39 AM
Author:  TMFExRO Number:  21502 of 78166

<< If you open a "self-directed IRA" at a brokerage house, you may be able to buy and sell shares of stocks as well as buy and sell shares of mutual funds. "Self-directed IRAs" seem relatively rare but is an option if one wants to trade stocks within one's retirement portfolio.

In all cases, there is usually more paperwork involved and sometimes additional fees because of special reporting and custodial requirements to maintain favorable tax status of that accunt. >>

I'm going to quibble just a lit