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The more I read of this thread, the more I wonder why anyone would ever want to do it in the first place?

Since there's no distribution requirement on a Roth IRA, there's no point in withdrawing money unless you are going to use it for some purpose. Shares of stock are not useful money--you need to sell them to use them. Thus what's the advantage?

On the other hand, the disadvantage is obvious--any future gains are taxable.
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