When you are profitable in your Non-Qualified Brokerage or Individual Self-Trading Account and you realize that profit, you may create taxable events. If you own fixed income, or dividend yielding assets, you may also be subject to applicable taxes. If you own the same assets in an IRA, however, you might be able to shelter that income from taxes. If you have a Traditional IRA, you will owe ordinary income tax upon distribution. If you have a Roth IRA, all qualified distributions are tax-free.
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