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A2Ninja: "What I was trying to say is that I feel like if you were going to own a stock that earned a large gain, it would be more beneficial for you to not have to pay taxes on that gain. I don't know of any way to avoid those taxes, other than through the structure of a Roth IRA. So I was saying that I'm willing to take on significantly more risk in my Roth IRA at my age in hopes of hitting it big on a couple stocks.

. . .

There very well may be a flaw in that logic, but since I'm relatively new to investing I figured I would run it by some people who are much more wise than myself."


In general, home run hitters tend to strike out more and not hit for as high an average as single's hitters.

Like Peter, I am not entirely uncomfortable with your choice, as long as you fully understand it.

One "flaw" in your logic is that while your home runs will not be taxed, you will also not get to share (write-off) your losses. And as noted in the second preceding paragraph, you will likely have more losses with your approach than a more conservative approach.

Regards, JAFO
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