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Yes, Roths can be self-directed. All earnings and dividend reinvestment are tax free upon withdrawal when made after age 59 1/2 yrs. old, holding it for five years minimum because the monies originally invested were taxed which is different from the monies invested in a 401K or a roll-over IRA which were deducted and invested prior to taxation.

I just opened a Roth with Schwab directing it to be invested in their Dogs of the Dow portfolio which saves a tremendous amount on commissions. Look into it. I originally was going to do the Foolish Four and changed my mind when I calculated the commissions involved each year to continue the investment to be updated every 13 months.

I think this is a really good opportunity for long range investment compounding and earning free of taxation.
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