Precious Metals In Your Self Directed IRA – An Update

We know that people are concerned about precious metals investing in their self-directed IRA due to the recent selloff in metals and commodities in general. It’s easy to get concerned when you see corrections all the way to the mid-1500s for gold. But, you have to ask yourself why would gold suddenly just fall out […]

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What are Futures and How Can They be Utilized in Your IRA

Futures trading involves buying and selling contracts for agricultural commodities, foreign currency, metals, and other items whose price fluctuates from day-to-day. Futures traders make money by betting that prices will go up or down and trading the right to buy or sell at a given price. While futures trading is not expressly prohibited in retirement […]

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Inflation Can and Will Deplete Your Self-Directed IRA Gains – How to Fight it

Inflation is something most Americans are thinking and talking about a lot lately. Not only does inflation impact the prices of consumer goods; but the federal government also uses it as a benchmark in determining whether to increase contribution limits to qualified retirement plans or to raise monthly Social Security benefits. On an individual level, […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Gold – Updated for 2021

Gold has a long history as a “safe harbor” asset, guarding portfolios against stock market volatility, currency fluctuation, and more, over the years. With the price of gold on a steady drop compared to all-time highs a year ago, as other asset classes, including cryptocurrency, have appreciated, many gold enthusiasts worry whether or not the precious metal is holding its […]

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Know Your Business Retirement Accounts: Simple IRA, SEP, Solo 401K and ESOP (Updated for 2021)

Being aware of the different types of self-employed retirement accounts that are available to you is important to get the most out of your retirement and retirement planning. The accounts that are available to most employees are your typical IRA and 401K with Roth and Traditional kickers. However, your account options are much more plentiful […]

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