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Precious metals, including gold, silver, platinum, and palladium, are rare metals that are bought and sold in various forms. Their value is due to various factors, including scarcity, industrial demand, and their function as a store of value.
Provided they meet minimum fineness requirements1, these metals can be held in an IRA or other retirement account. Acceptable forms include:
Looking for a diversification option that’s not tied to the public market performance and has fared well against inflation and economic uncertainty?
The precious metals asset class is considered a ‘haven’ in times of turbulence. In any financial conditions, using a retirement account to invest in gold and other precious metals can reduce or eliminate your taxes on any profits.
May be used to hedge against inflation.
Gold outperformed the S&P 500, bonds, and oil for the 20 years through June 30, 2019, according to J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
Gold and other metals can readily be converted into cash should the need arise.
With a precious metals IRA, it’s important that you do not take possession of the metals, per IRS rules. We work with the nation’s leading depositories to ensure secure storage and protection of your investment. You and/or your dealer will choose one of the following depositories to store your metals:
Director, Self-Directed Retirement Accounts, GoldDealer.com
“Our salespeople are relieved when they find out a client has chosen Equity Trust for their custodian, because they know the transaction will be speedy, simple, and headache-free.”
Equity Trust Client
“I have worked with Equity Trust for over 13 years and have found them to be professional in both my original precious metals 401(k) and then self- directed real estate 401(k)… Their response and support has helped me with my investments.”
Equity Trust Client
“I’m so glad we moved our money to a self-directed IRA. We have more control over where and what our money is invested in.”
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