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I understand that I can only contribute to a Roth IRA out of "earned income". I am retired and my income besides social security includes interest dividends and stock capital gains. Will that qualify?
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Greetings, Phileephool, and welcome. You asked:

<<I understand that I can only contribute to a Roth IRA out of "earned income". I am retired and my income besides social security includes interest dividends and stock capital gains. Will that qualify?>>

Nope, it sure doesn't. You must have earned compensation from work (i.e., wages). Social Security payments, pension payments, interest, dividends and capital gains don't qualify as such.

Regards..Pixy
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As long as you have X thousand dollars of earned income it doesn't matter where the money comes from

IE you can deposit money from the capital gains.

but if you don't have the earned income no you can't
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