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I am just staring out in investing and I have a Roth IRA that I invest $50 into every month into a mutual fund. I have $10,000 in different stocks in just a plain account with my broker. I want to roll these stocks into my roth so when I sell them after I am 60 I won't have to pay the significant amount of capitol gains that will accumulate in the next 40+ years, ( I am only 20). I am wondering if and how I should get these stocks into my Roth, Also I wanted to know if the dividend re-investment that I do on these stocks will count toward my total annual roth contribution.
I read the sections on IRA's and just didn't find the answers I was looking for. Thanks!
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