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3 Gold Alternatives and Why Investors are Taking Notice

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

William Shakespeare wasn’t giving investment advice in The Merchant of Venice, but the sentiment rings true for many investors: "Gold is not the only precious metal worthy of being used as an investment asset". Silver, platinum, and palladium—together often called the “white metals”—are highly sought-after precious metals as well. Having these assets in a self-directed IRA, may add tax benefits and increase the size of your retirement savings nest egg.

Topics: Precious Metals
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Choosing a Depository for Your Precious Metals Investment

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

The IRS requires all physical metals invested with a Precious Metals IRA to be securely stored in an approved metals depository or vault for safe keeping. Taking physical possession of metals held by your IRA is not allowed by the IRS until you take a distribution.

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Which International Central Banks Own the Most Gold and Why?

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

It’s no surprise that central banks around the world hold the largest share of the world’s gold in their coffers. And it turns out that their reasons for holding on to gold are remarkably similar to those of individual investors in precious metals. Let’s take a look at which countries hold the most gold and why.

Topics: Precious Metals
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Cryptocurrency vs. Precious Metals: Which One Wins?

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Smartphones, fashion, technology, athletic shoes—the world seems to be obsessed with the latest, the newest, the next hot idea. But is that always the best approach for an investment strategy?

Topics: Precious Metals
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Gold Demand Down, But It Still Glows for Precious Metals Investors

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

It is a truism that the price of gold and the stock market often work in opposition: when the stock market surges, gold prices decline. In the first quarter of 2018, while the stock markets had their volatile moments, overall returns were positive. In contrast, both the gold price and demand fell. For retirement savers who use their self-directed IRAs to invest in precious metals, the mix of low gold prices and low demand could present a glowing opportunity.

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