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>> This is probably a really stupid question but if I set up a Roth account with an online broker, am I free to buy/sell stocks as much as I want within this account without being charged taxes from the govt on its growth? <<

For once, a tax question with a simple answer!

Yes.

As long as you withdraw until age 59.5 *and* after you've had the account open for five tax years, anyway. Which goes to show that the answer to tax questions is almost never one word!

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