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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 […]

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Roth IRA Contribution Limits for 2019

After six years of being stuck at $5,500, the amount IRA owners can contribute to an Individual Retirement Account is being bumped up to $6,000 for 2019. The amount you can contribute to a 401K or a similar employer-sponsored retirement plan goes up from $18,500 in 2018 to $19,000 in 2019. Catch-up contribution limits if […]

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A Guide to Non-Recourse Loans in an IRA

What is a non-recourse loan? When real estate is purchased through a self-directed IRA using leverage, the IRS requires a non-recourse loan. The main difference between a non-recourse loan and a recourse loan is which assets a lender can go after if a borrower fails to repay the loan. Non-recourse debt is usually limited to a 50-60% […]

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A Breakdown of Retirement Terms and What They Mean

Don’t let the retirement industry terms confuse you, or deter you from pursuing your own retirement account. Here are a handful of the must-know terms to help you get your toes into the pool. Custodian An IRA custodian is a financial institution like a bank, credit union or trust company that acts as a bank. IRA custodians […]

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