Hello! I was curious to know if you could day trade within your own ROTH IRA account, or hold stocks for short periods, 2 days, a week etc.. Since there are no taxes on gains i thought this might be a clever little idea.. I realize I cannot take this money out until I am of age(or first house and maybe a few other ways out).. but it seems like it would be a great way to build that nest egg without paying taxes( you pay taxes upfront for it). Obviously the downside of this is that I can only contribute 4k a year maybe 5k this year not sure.. so I wont be purchasing a leer jet anytime soon, however, tax free money is, well, tax free. Am I off my rocker? PS: I am young and do not depend on this as my source of income.. so please do not think that I am gambling my life savings away and will be homeless in a week. I just would prefer to make profits without paying taxes. Cheers.