Roth IRA's are bit tricky.
First, if you make over 120,000 a year, your not eligible for a Roth.
Second, converting a conventional IRA to Roth is going to cost you, tax penalties etc.
2013 is going to have some challenges. I would look at the bond market. It's not sexy, but you will have some protection.
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