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"When I look at this: http://www.investopedia.com/articles/retirement/05/strategic...

I followed your link and in reading the article I got very confused. It seems to imply that you can withdraw (distribute) actual shares of stock rather than dollars. Is that possible?

"you can cull dead-weight assets from them by either liquidating the assets or distributing them from your IRAs. . . . - distributing instead of liquidating them could keep ticket charges (transaction fees) from being taken out of your IRA balance. . . . "-

then

"If the assets lose value after being distributed from your IRA, the upside is that you may be able to write off the losses - which would not have been an option had the losses occurred while the assets were in your IRA."

Is any of that accurate? I have never seen that mentioned as an option from any other source.

JimA
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