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Subject:  Re: Cap gains taxes Date:  9/19/2012  3:40 PM
Author:  Myownigloo Number:  116633 of 130022

I have several 401k, Roth 401k and pension accounts that I trade stocks in. Do I need to be concerned about long or short term cap gains in these accounts since I can't draw from them until I retire (I'm 56, plan retiring at 64). I have some IPGP I bought last Dec, which has almost doubled. Would like to sell it now to buy something else with that money. Do I wait until I've owned it over a year to make it long term cap gains, or does it matter in a tax-deferred account (this one is a 401k)? My broker began tracking all of this in the last couple of years, but I thought it didn't matter for gains or losses until I begin to draw the money out.

What happens after I begin withdrawels, do I need to watch how long I've held a stock then?

What happens in your 401(k) stays in your 401(k).

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