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Greetings, Rbell58, and welcome. You asked:

<<I am new to Fooldom.

I have an IRA loaded with mutual funds. For some reason I was under the impression I couldn't hold stocks in an IRA.

Am I wrong? I hope so.>>

Yes, you are wrong. Any broker will allow you to have a what's called a self-directed IRA within which you may buy and sell individual securities like stocks and bonds. To learn more about IRAs, see our IRA area at

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