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Subject:  Re: Question on Retirement Investing Date:  12/18/2007  8:46 PM
Author:  TMFPMarti Number:  60446 of 76397

One more thing I can think of. IRAs can't be used as collateral, so you can't buy on margin or sell short. (Most brokers deal with this automatically so you can't go astray inadvertently.)

Phil
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