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Invest in Your Own Pot of Gold: Gold IRA Basics

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

If you’re lucky enough to catch a leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day and ask him where his pot of gold is, he’ll have to tell you. That’s because, as is well known, leprechauns cannot lie.But leprechauns are wily, solitary fellows who know how to stay safe from prying eyes and questions. So, on the off chance that you don’t come across a leprechaun, we thought we’d let you know about another way to create your own pot of gold: a self-directed Gold IRA.

Topics: Precious Metals
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What Coins Can I Hold in My Self-Directed IRA?

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Self-directed IRAs can invest in alternative investments, such as gold and other precious metals. These types of accounts are commonly known as Gold IRAs or Precious Metals IRAs, often popular due to the protection they offer against inflation and market volatility. This article describes the coins that are available to retirement investors through a Gold IRA or Precious Metals IRA. These coins are available through most precious metals dealers.

Topics: Precious Metals, Alternative IRA Investments, Plan Resources
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3 Precious Metals You Can Buy with your Self-Directed IRA

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 20 seconds

Self-directed IRAs allow investors to use alternative investments, such as precious metals, to save for retirement.  These retirement accounts offer large tax advantages to investors, presenting great potential for tax-free returns on gold and other metals. As a nontraditional commodity, precious metals can help you to diversify a retirement portfolio that already contains other assets - they can help protect against inflation and market volatility. Trends show that commodity values frequently do not move in tandem with those of stocks and bonds. In addition, these metals provide you with the opportunity to realize substantial appreciation.

These are the precious metals available to you through a self-directed account:

Topics: Precious Metals
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How to Pick a Precious Metals Dealer for Your IRA

The Entrust Group

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Gold IRAs, or self-directed IRAs that allow for investing in precious metals, may require you to choose a dealer to make a purchase.  Looking for the best precious metals dealer can seem like a daunting task, but following a few simple steps can simplify this entire process.

Topics: Precious Metals, Alternative IRA Investments
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Choosing a Precious Metal Depository for Your Self-Directed IRA Investment

The Entrust Group

The IRS requires all physical metals invested with a self-directed IRA 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.

Topics: Precious Metals, Investor Due Diligence
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