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It's not clear from your question whether you are asking about the (dis)advantages of using a DRIP inside vs. outside an IRA or the (dis)advantages of a DRIP vs. other investment choices within an IRA.

The only obvious advantage to using a DRIP inside (vs. outside) an IRA is that you don't have to keep track of the cost basis of each of the small reinvestments. I'm not aware of any disadvantages.

As to DRIP vs. other investments, that's a personal decision based on investment style, risk tolerance, etc.)

Ira
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