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Proposed Rule to Ban Options in IRAs

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) has issued a proposed rule that would take away the current ability of individual investors to use listed options in their IRA accounts?

The U.S. Securities Markets Coalition (OCC and the options exchanges) has submitted comments to the Department regarding the proposed rule.

Individual investors who wish to comment directly to the Department on the proposed rule can do so via the Department's website, which includes instructions on how to electronically submit comment letters. The Department is still accepting comments on the proposal. In addition, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) has a website that allows interested parties to contact their Member of Congress on this issue.

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