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I just opened a self directed Roth IRA at E*Trade and have yet to make any purchases. I have some questions regarding taxes and the purchasing of stocks for my Roth:

1. Can I still write off commissions I pay to E*Trade for buying and selling in my Roth account?

2. Does the one year rule apply to stocks I trade within the Roth? In general I am a LTBHer, but if I bought and sold a stock within a year, do I have to pay taxes on earnings, or can I trade all I want with no worry of paying taxes on any earnings?

3. Can I write off capital losses I incur when selling a loser?

Thanks in advance everyone!

Keith
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