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I've just opened a self-directed IRA (rolled money from a previous employer's 401K plan). I have a question about capital gains.

Are capital gains an issue at all in an IRA? Or is everything just taxed as ordinary income once I retire and begin withdrawls?

I'm doing a Foolish Four with the money - I'm wondering if it really matters if I wait the full one year or if I trade the stocks prior to that time.


--Frank Condron
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