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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Roadblocks Preventing an Economic Recovery and How to Position a Self-Directed IRA (updated for 2022)

As we continue to see the bogus numbers coming out of Washington, and the political rhetoric that comes from the President’s reelection, we thought we would look at what stands in the way of solid recovery and compare that to what the government is doing. Issue 1 – The National Debt The United States is […]

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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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Self-Directed IRA Accounts – Introduction to a Roth IRA (updated)

With more than one retirement account option it can be hard to know which account would be best for you. If you are setting up your first or fifth retirement account it can be hard to know which is best for you.   The main types of retirement accounts are Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, 401K […]

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Using a Self-Directed IRA to Invest in a Private Company

The Internal Revenue Service puts few restrictions on what assets you can own in an individual retirement arrangement. You can’t use your self-directed IRA to buy life insurance, collectibles, jewelry, alcoholic beverages or some forms of precious metals. But there’s nothing in the law that says you can’t buy an interest in a closely held […]

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