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Subject:  Trading in Retirment A/C Date:  8/6/2006  10:35 AM
Author:  DreamsUnlimited Number:  52950 of 88763

On top of my regular brokerage account, I recently opened a rollover IRA and planning to do some investing and trading in it. On top of my core holdings (mutual funds & some stocks for long term)in the IRA, I am planning to use a fraction of my portfolio to trade in stocks that generate some cash. I am planning on using this retirement account for some trading for the following reasons.

• I can trade as much as I want and not worry about the year end reconciliation and paying taxes.
• As I think I am 25 years away from retirement, I can afford to be a little aggressive in trading.
• Whatever cash I generate can grow tax deferred for long time.

The reasons why I don't want to trade in my regular brokerage account:

• As I want to liquidate some positions and use the cash in 3 to 5 years, I don't want to trade here. I just invest in some sound companies and sit tight.
• Taxes will be significant on short term trading.

Any thoughts/advices on my strategy? Also are there any special strategies to go about in retirment accounts? TIA.

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