The Importance of Diversification of Your IRA Portfolio

September 30th, 2019

Whether you’re new to the investing game or a novice, there’s something that everyone needs to learn, and that’s diversification of assets. Diversification is fundamental, not only for your portfolio’s sake, but also for your future retirement’s sake. When you have a self-directed IRA, and the investment options available to you are practically limitless, that’s […]

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

September 23rd, 2019

  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 […]

Actionable Ways to Protect Yourself and Retirement from a Recession

September 9th, 2019

With slowing global growth, trade wars, and inverted yield curves, it seems everywhere you look someone is talking about a recession. Will we have one? When? Will it be mild or severe? The only question anyone can accurately answer is the first one. Yes, we will have a recession. Recessions are part of normal economic […]

What You Need to Know About Annuities in an IRA

July 22nd, 2019

What are annuities and IRAs? How do they differ? IRA is short for “individual retirement account,” an account that you can use to purchase stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other assets to build a retirement nest egg. There are two types of IRAs, traditional and Roth. Traditional IRA: You contribute pretax dollars — in 2019 […]

Self-Directed 401K Plans Broken Down and Explained

July 2nd, 2019

  A self-directed 401K lets you invest as you see fit. You can choose your own mutual funds, stocks and bonds rather than sticking to the pre-made funds typically associated with a retirement savings account. You can even invest in more unconventional assets like real estate and commodities if your employer allows it. The types […]