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Greetings, dmk44668, and welcome. You wrote:

<<Hopefully this hasn't been asked before. I am thinking about adding a stock like JDSU with these year's Roth IRA contribution since the gains that come from this will be tax free. Does this make sense or should I go with something more secure so I don't possibly lose the entire investment. What are the opinions on this - best to buy JDSU inside or outside IRA?>>

Aggressive investments IMHO are fine for a Roth IRA. If you receive the super growth you're shooting for, none of it gets taxed down the road. In a taxable account, at least 20% of the gain would go to taxes for most folks. In a traditional IRA, all the gain would be taxed at ordinary rates. Who pays taxes unless they must?

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