Solid diversification option with a history of outshining traditional assets
Where to Start
Browse precious metals dealers to discover some of the many options available and begin the investing process.
What are Precious Metals?
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 a retirement account. Acceptable forms include:
Other Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium Coins
Precious Metals IRA:
How to Get Started with an Equity Trust Account
Open and Fund Equity Trust Account
Direct Equity Trust to Fund Your Investment
Submit a request to Equity Trust to initiate your purchase – your precious metals dealer can help with this.
Why Invest in Precious Metals?
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.
What Investors are Saying About Precious Metals in an Equity Trust Account
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More Gold IRA and Precious Metals Education
15-MINUTE GUIDE TO INVESTING IN PRECIOUS METALS
Learn how it works, precious metals investing rules, and how to get started.
Browse the tax-advantaged accounts and find one that matches your savings goals – from retirement to education to health care savings.
PRECIOUS METALS IN AN EQUITY TRUST ACCOUNT: FAQs
1 Bars and rounds produced by manufacturers accredited by Nymex/Comex, LME, LBMA, LPPM, TOCOM, NYSE/Liffe/CBOT, and ISO-9000 or a national mint. The minimum fineness for bars are: Gold .995+ Silver .999+ Platinum .9995+ Palladium .9995+
2 Coins, including the American Eagle, that have undergone “certification” (also known as “slabbed” coins) are not acceptable in IRAs at this time.
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