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Subject:  Re: IRA investing Date:  3/19/2001  1:11 PM
Author:  tfranklin Number:  28506 of 88074

What is the most appropriate strategy to invest with for a ROTH IRA?

The appropriate strategy is what you feel comfortable doing.

Should the IRA be diversified like any other portfolio, should I just chuck all $2000 in one index fund every year, or should I use the Rule Maker strategy, buying 10 stocks and leaving it alone?

Yes it should be diversified. Investing in an index fund can be considered diversifying. An S&P index fund holds 500 different stocks. IMHO, that is the best way to go until you get the account built up to about $10,000, or how ever much you feel comfortable with, and then start looking for a few long term buy and hold stocks. Whether you use Rule Maker or another strategy is up to you. You could add one stock per year after you reach $10,000.

It's up to you.
Good luck,
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