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Monday, January 12, 2009
Reduction in IRA: TC WITH Liberty Media bond-50 shares of PKK
I mentioned in a prior post that I was in my opinion over exposed to Liberty Media bonds.Dynamic asset allocation shifts: from long bonds to commodities I own both PKK and PIS. The PKK went ex interest today and my total position in it is 250 shares. Of that, 50 is held in a retirement account and was transferred from a regular IRA to a Roth IRA on a day its value was less than 10 dollars (on 11/21/08 WITH A CLOSE AT 9.55, one of the timed partial Roth conversions that I have talked about). I sold that 50 shares a few moments ago at 16.05 and I am keeping the 200 PKK and the 50 PIS held in a main taxable account plus 50 PIS in the Roth IRA transferred at the same time as PKK from the regular IRA. I hope that this makes sense. DISCLAIMER: