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The trading costs are also taken out of the retirement funds so in a Roth your trading costs will be significantly higher if you are an active trader in a Roth account since you will be paying these with after tax dollars.

It's not clear-cut, but an argument can be made that your most aggressive and risky stock choices should be made in a non-retirement account so that you can take the capital loss if it doesn't work out.

Greg
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