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I rolled over company stock from a 401k plan to a conventional IRA. Do I also need to hold the stock in the IRA for 1 year prior to selling/trading the stock in order to qualify for long term capital gains treatment even if I do not intend to withdraw any of the funds for a few years? What if there is a loss vs. the new basis at the time of the rollover. I am considering selling some of the stock to diversify and increase earnings potential.
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