What Is an IRA Account?

by Mark Griffith ; Updated September 27, 2017

An IRA, or individual retirement account, is a way Americans can invest for the future via a Roth IRA or traditional IRA. Learn the difference between each type of retirement account and their tax implications with insight from a futures and options floor trader in this free video on investing.

About the Author

Mark Griffith has graduated in economics and philosophy at Clare College, Cambridge. He has been a futures and options floor trader at LIFFE (London International Financial Futures Exchange). Griffith is currently working as a business journalist with the following specialist areas: energy, commodities and special currencies.

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