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Subject: Re: roth ira and risky investing Date: 12/9/2000 12:01 AM
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s it not true that, assuming you're saving /investing more than $2000/year for 'retirement', it makes the most sense to
put the highest risk investments inside the Roth, with more conservative investments in a general investment account.
(Given that the choices are Roth or traditional IRA, and general account, ie no 401k, etc). I don't have a tremendous
amount invested, but have the riskiest portion in the Roth, and the S&P 500 index fund in a general account. Have I not
thought of something? Thanks.

And when the market goes down and you sell how do you replace your loss? Since you can only put 2000 a year in and can not deduct losses on your tax return I would put the high risk investments in a regular account.
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