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Ox6a74: I am talking about Option trades that require a margin account like shorts, spreads, naked calls, synthetic shorts and writing puts. I don’t think they are possible in any IRA, but if you know of a broker who does allow, please let me know

ok. i don't.

sounds like what my broker calls Levels 2 and 3 .. they only allow level 0 and 1 in IRA ... i don't know whether the rules are IRS or broker determined. (when i first started messing with options, i was told NO options in IRA ..somewhere since, the story changed)
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