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>I am feeling immense pressure from him as to open
>up a new account

>If I were feeling this pressure, I would be looking
>for a new broker.

>I would roll your IRA into a Roth. Pay the tax and
>keep contributing to to Roth.

His income ($110K, see the initial post) is too high for a conversion. His broker was suggesting that he contribute any new money to a Roth, and you seem to agree.

Now, I suppose it depends on what is meant by "immense pressure," but it sounds like the broker is giving him good advice. I wouldn't want a broker who wouldn't try to dissuade me from making bad decisions. Without knowing more about how "immense" the pressure is (threatening phone calls, picketing?) I wouldn't criticize the broker, especially since his advice appears to be sound.
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