What Is a Self-Directed IRA?

With Entrust as the administrator of your self-directed retirement account, you have the power to take an active role in your retirement planning. 

A self-directed IRA is an individual retirement account that gives you complete control over your investment choices. Unlike other IRAs, you’re not limited to stocks, bonds, or mutual funds.

This means you can take advantage of investing in alternative assets - such as real estate, limited partnerships, and gold - with your self-directed retirement account.


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In this guide you’ll discover:
  • How self-directed IRAs can help you make the most of your retirement savings
  • The types of investments allowed and not allowed
  • How you can begin self-directing your IRA funds in 3 easy steps

What are the benefits of a self-directed IRA?

A self-directed IRA allows you to…

Increase the potential for growth

Opening a self-directed retirement account gives you the freedom to invest in almost any type of asset - meaning you have more flexibility in the amount of risk you take on and more potential for a higher rate of return.

Take control of your own financial future

Put your knowledge and expertise of a particular industry or niche to good use. Make investment decisions based on what you know and understand to grow your retirement savings.

Protect your wealth against economic fluctuations

The ability to diversify your portfolio by investing in alternative assets such as real estate and precious metals can act as a hedge against market fluctuations and volatility.

Grow your savings in a tax-advantaged account

Investing over time in a self-directed IRA that allows for tax-deferred or tax-free growth can significantly affect future wealth positively.

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Choose an alternative investment option that fits your goals

A Self-Directed IRA gives you the opportunity to make investment decisions in areas based on your knowledge and expertise. From real estate to private lending, you can choose from a wide variety of different types of investments allowed. 


Real Estate

From single family homes to mortgage notes, you can build a retirement portfolio with a range of assets you understand and trust.

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Precious Metals

Adding precious metals to your retirement account could help you avoid the risk of unstable markets and inflation

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Private Placements LLCs

Amplify the potential for financial growth by making investments in such entities as startups, hedge funds, or land trusts.   

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Energy, Oil & Gas

Go green while diversifying your portfolio when you invest in renewable energy sources.

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Secured and Unsecured Notes

Take advantage of the potential high return on investment private lending can provide.

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Other Alternatives

Maximize your IRA’s earning potential with an array of investment options most administrators don’t allow.

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