Based on searches that lead people to Six Figure Investing, these are the top investment questions people ask about IRAs. For definitive answers to tax questions in your specific circumstances please consult a tax professional. Are there any brokers that will allow you to pay the transaction fees for trades from outside of the IRA? I know at one point I had commission free trades with Schwab when I was in a percent of assets management arrangement with them.
All the fees were paid out of my taxable account. If I sell a stock at a loss and buy the same stock within 30 days in the same IRA account. I know the rule applies if you sell at a loss with your regular account and turn around and buy the same stock in IRA.
My understanding is that only cash can be transferred in or out of an IRA. Otherwise everyone would be doing this…. Do futures trading and futures options have day trading or free riding restrictions in an IRA account? A tech rep told me this today, and I found it at their web site: The site says that options on futures are not allowed either, though my IB account still has them. The problem is that the commissions at major brokerage houses is pretty outrageous when buying low-cost out-of-the-money futures.
I looked into efutures. Funny enough, I found Interactive Brokers shortly before your comment! Wow, after my short-lived experience with Interactive Brokers, I would definitely never consider them again. Had I read what they did to IRA futures options traders a month ago, purposefully shutting off all options trading without notice or explanation for about a week see below link, I would never have opened an account with them.
Then I got a rude introduction to their seemingly absurd cash-on-hand requirements to purchase options to open, which I believe is a completely risk free purchase other than the risk of the loss of the cost of the contract itself. The CME told me there is no such exchange requirement that they do this.
Seek a qualified tax professional regarding the following. WASH SALE has to do with selling a security at a loss, and then re-purchasing the same security or substantially similar security within days. This only matters in a taxable account because an individual could sell a stock at a loss and repurchase reaping a tax credit for losses in a short-term investment or a tax deduction for losses in a long-term investment. An IRA provides cover or deferment from taxable gains, but also shelters losses from the write-down benefit.
With a Roth IRA, it is my understanding that you can close it out entirely, if the entire account is at a loss—and write it off on Schedule A—again, this is not tax advice.
Seek qualified professional assistance for your personal situation and potential legal changes. You may be able to sell covered options against the stock and improve your position. I keep holding because the company is to be broken up and the parts are worth more than the sum. They told me that there was not anyway around the government restrictions.
Am I missing something here? You might call their attention to https: Might help to describe the specific trade sequence you have in mind. I talked to someone with deeper knowledge today at TD Ameritrade. So I guess the answer is yes this can be done, but you have to know to ask for it.
Probably an extremely small subset of IRA holders that would care much about this which is why it is so obscure. Hi Roy, Thank you very much for posting the results of your call. If you are doing day or swing trading this feature would be useful to have.
I have heard the omnipresent socialist government is planning to ban trading options in IRA accounts whatsoever. Does anyone know about this? Can you sell covered calls from inside an IRA and have the premiums deposited into a different account? Depends on the broker, and they change over time, and on specifics. You are somewhat incorrect regarding Naked Puts. Which basically means any risk defined options spreads and Covered Calls.
They DO allow Naked Puts but not naked calls. Note that the capital requirement on a Naked Put is going to be equivalent to the break-even stock price. Basically the same capital requirement of a Covered Call. Pattern day trading rules do not apply to Futures Trades. General Why trade in an IRA? Because it allows you to defer or avoid taxes on dividends and capital gains—all of your profits can be reinvested tax-free.
This restriction blocks short selling, leverage using margin, and the sale of naked put or call options. Otherwise everyone would be doing this… — Vance. Anyone know of an appropriate firm to handle this?
Am I allowed to trade option credit spreads in my IRA? Hi Dennis, I very much doubt it. If it is possible it could count as a taxable withdrawal.
Yes -TD Ameritrade allows it. All content on this site is provided for informational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes or advice.
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