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Subject:  Re: Lots of questions! Date:  12/23/2008  4:26 PM
Author:  CABob Number:  21333 of 28041

Perhaps you are confusing types of accounts with types of investments.
Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs are types of accounts. Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, certificates of deposit and savings accounts are types of investments. Accounts can be held at banks, brokers, mutual fund companies, and similar institutions. The types of investments vary with the type of institution although the differences is getting cloudy. Traditionally, stocks are held at a broker. Mutual funds can be held at a broker or a mutual fund company. Savings accounts and certif