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Subject:  Re: I-Bond in Roth / Broker Fees? Date:  6/19/2001  8:40 AM
Author:  John3haha Number:  1667 of 35576

My discount brokerage confirmed they could not put an I-bond into an IRA, though they were unable to explain why. Thanks for that jrr7.

jrr7 wrote "If you want inflation protection, you have the ability to buy TIPS in a Roth, but the brokerage commissions will kill you."

TIPS look reasonably attractive and I think I need only pay my normal $24 commission to buy them through Waterhouse. With no loads per the prospectus (except a minimal redemption fee if under $5,000 IIRC) and 0.25% admin fee it looks reasonable at under 1% during the first year and 0.25% afterwards. I expect the TIPS turnover rate will come down to a modest level and hope they keep the term of the governm