A Great Name in IRAs

Everyone loves the Roth, but is it for you?

Few politicians have branded their name as well as the Republican Senator from Delaware, William Roth. Before him, Carter Glass and Henry Steagall did all right with their Depression-era banking laws. And Eugene Keogh has a legacy with the self-employed. But the Roth IRA is in a class of its own: the most hyped investor doodad for Everyman since mutual funds. Merrill Lynch says the Roth IRA is its most visible product, hands down. Run against Roth at home, and unless your name is 401(k), you don't have a shot.

Roth acknowledges that his popularity has been boosted by his IRA...

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