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I have a question involving an IRA rollover I am about to initiate. I am going to rollover 401K funds from a previous employer into a traditional IRA and do what I have been doing with the rest of my investment dollars ... invest in stocks.

My question is this, are the earnings from this newly rolled over IRA subject to capital gains taxes at the end of each year? I thought I read elsewhere on TMF that any earnings are subject only to taxes when you withdraw them after retirement. I am just looking for a verification that this is true.

Please forgive such a basic question. I'm sure this information must have been asked and answered a number of times on this board, but it would take me almost till retirement age to go through and read all these highly polished and thoughtful entries. (How's that for greasing the skids?)

As much as I believe in LTBH investing, I want to make certain that if I wanted to do a shorter term trade now and again that I would not be IRS-fried for doing so.

Thanks for your help in advance.

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