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Subject:  Re: Poll: Technical Analysis Date:  5/21/2013  4:35 PM
Author:  MDCigan Number:  17176 of 23011

Bloomberg/BW astutely points out today that the long-term cap gains rate on gold and metals ETFs is 28%, or 40% higher than on regular stocks at 20%.

Ouch.



Good point...of course this is irrelevant for retirement accounts like rollover IRAs, and Roth IRAs.

It would be very interesting to see a breakdown of taxable investment assets versus tax-free investment assets broken out by total assets and income.

In my case, my limited client base has no "really wealthy" people, but one guy who I'd say fits the bill of very high upper middle class to lower upper class. His investment assets in tax-free accounts - his 401(k), his rollover IRA, his wife's rollover IRA, his Roth IRA, her Roth IRA is quite substantial. I actually don't know what he has in outsi