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[[Can an IRA be put in any type of account, including a brokerage account? are there any special
hoops to jump through to make a brokerage account an IRA account?]]

Well, I won't go so far as to say ANY type of account.(there are restrictions on the investment vehicles for IRA funds) But the funds can certainly be placed in a brokerage account and used to invest in stocks and bonds on a cash basis.

The only "hoops" that you should have to jump through to open a brokerage account for your IRA would be to complete the IRA rollover application. You broker will be happy to lead you through those hoops.

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