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As I approach retirement in 2 years, I've been slowly selling some growth stocks in my Roth IRA and taking a little less risk by investing in II stocks. I've recently added CFR, CVX, and VZ to that portfolio after having the cash sitting there while I tried to figure out what I wanted to do. I bought CPA a while back and while I'm not too happy with the stock's performance recently, I'm pretty happy with the dividend. I also have some AINV in there to try and get the overall yield up on the portfolio. There's no real magic to my thinking but I was trying to get an overall yield of 4%, considering that I still have some growth stocks in the account (which, much to my chagrin, are not growing at all).

I do have one question though. How does the Roth work with Required Minimum Distributions? Do those rules apply to the Roth? I guess I will have to research that.


Terry, aka Big Happy Irish Guy
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