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My father is going to start a Roth IRA account. I advised him to put it in a online broker's account so that he could purchase stocks with the money he puts in. Actually, I will be the one who will be handling the stock purchasing, since my father is computer illiterate. He wants me to handle the account. Is that possible for me to use the password and user name to log in and make trades and decisions for my father?

Another thing is that if the stocks earn dividends, are those dividends taxable for that year's income? It's in a Roth IRA, so it shouldn't, right?

Which online broker do you recommend? I want a company that doesn't charge annual fee for maintaining an Roth IRA account.
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