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I asked about Self-Directed Ira's once before and some of
you have heard of them...My current fear is that the
managers would siphon off too much of my profit in
commissions. For example, a trade on the net is anywhere
from $8-$20. If I trade within my Self-Directed Ira account,
wouldn't the broker siphon off typical commissions for
around $100-$200 a trade?


Use a discount broker and your costs should be what ever they charge for a trade. May also be an annual charge.

Try E*Trade if you are going to make a few trades a year.
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