Can you actively trade in an ira?

You can actively trade in a Roth IRA, but some additional fees may apply if you trade certain types of investments. For example, while brokers won't charge you if you trade stocks and most short-term ETFs, many mutual fund companies will charge you an early repayment fee if you sell the fund. The main attraction of taking advantage of more sophisticated strategies in an IRA is the possibility of allowing profitable transactions to remain in the account with deferred taxes (standard IRA tax rules apply).