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Physical Bullion vs. Exchange-Traded Funds, What Investors Need to Know

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Investors have long utilized precious metals as a method of diversifying a retirement portfolio against inflation or the erosion of major currencies.  Over the last few decades, the price of gold and silver has increased in response to events that cause the value of paper money to decline. Yet, only in recent years have precious metals been made readily available to the masses through investment vehicles known as Exchange.

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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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The Historic Value Behind Silver, Gold and Other Precious Metals

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

The golden glow of candles. The “Silver Bells” of song. The gelt given at Hanukkah. Precious metals play a strong sentimental role—sparkly baubles make great gifts, after all—at the holidays.

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Mr. Smith’s American Gold Eagles: A Precious Metals IRA Success Story

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Mr. Smith recently retired from a major airline where he was a pilot for 35 years. To protect his lifelong retirement savings and diversify his portfolio, Mr. Smith began looking into holding physical precious metals within his IRA. Holding individual American Gold Eagle coins is an appealing  option to Mr. Smith because he plans to take the coins in-kind as a distribution from his IRA.

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The Most Common Questions Asked About Precious Metals —Answered!

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes 40 seconds

Understanding how a Precious Metals IRA works doesn't always come naturally to every investor. That's why we collected the most frequently asked questions about precious metals investing including: purchasing, funding and storing your precious metals. If you are considering precious metals as your next investment, or if you have been pondering some questions about how it all works, you may want to continue reading. Here are the questions and answered we collected:

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