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Mr. Smith’s American Gold Eagles | Entrust Precious Metals Center

The Entrust Group

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

Mr. Smith’s first step was establishing an Entrust Traditional IRA to which he rolled over the funds from his previous employer plan. After the funds were rolled over, Mr. Smith began shopping for his coins and comparing prices among several precious metal dealers.

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How to Invest in Precious Metals: Physical Bullion vs. ETFs | Entrust Precious Metals Center

The Entrust Group

vault-200x150Investors 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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Reasons to Include Precious Metals in Your Self-Directed IRA | Entrust Precious Metals Center

Peter LaTona, Director — VIP Services at APMEX, Inc

woman-thinkingSelf-directed IRAs are becoming more popular than ever as people want greater control and a wider variety of choices than are typically offered in a traditional brokerage account. These choices are categorized as Alternative Investments, and they cover a wide range of investment opportunities. Precious Metals (primarily gold and silver) have always been a popular addition to help balance and diversify an investor’s portfolio. The recent drop in precious metals prices ignited record sales for physical gold and silver products. Let’s examine the many reasons that an investor might include precious metals in their Entrust IRA.

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Choosing a Precious Metal Depository for Your Gold IRA Investment | Entrust Precious Metals Center

The Entrust Group

man-inspecting-gold-barThe IRS requires all physical metals invested with a Precious Metals 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.

These past few years, companies that operate precious metal storage vaults are seeing a surge in business from existing customers, as well as new investors. Across North America and Europe, the operators of these depositories are opening new facilities and expanding as their spaces are becoming full with the ongoing demand.

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How Gold Can Protect Your Savings | Entrust Precious Metals Center

Seth Peretzman, Asset Strategies International

gold-nestggOver the years, I have encountered many people who considered any investment in gold to be foolhardy.

However, more and more of them are beginning to change their minds. As their fears grow about the market and the future of the U.S. dollar, many are now seeing gold as a way to protect the purchasing power of their hard-earned savings. Let me show you how right they are.

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