Investments not tied to the stock market that provide a hedge against inflation
Where to Start
Browse gold dealers to discover some of the many options available and begin the investing process.
What is a Gold IRA?
A gold IRA is simply a Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, or other retirement account that invests in physical gold. IRAs are not limited to gold; the accounts can hold other precious metals, as well as many other alternative investments.
Gold must meet a minimum fineness requirement of .995 purity to be held in an IRA or other account. Investments can be found in the following forms:
Why Invest in a Gold IRA?
Gold IRAs provide several potential benefits to investors, including diversification and tax advantages.
Gold can act as a hedge against inflation and economic uncertainty.
Gold prices do not correlate to the stock market.
When held in an IRA, there are no capital gains taxes on investment profits.
Withdrawals may be tax-deferred, or, in the case of the Roth IRA, tax-free.
Gold spot prices outperformed the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average for the 20-year period ending in 2022.1
Gold and other metals can readily be converted into cash should the need arise.
How to Get Started with a Gold IRA
You can’t set up a gold IRA account at just any financial institution; you need to find a self-directed IRA custodian. The term “self-directed” means you can use the account to invest in alternatives such as gold and other assets.
Open and Fund Equity Trust Account
Direct Equity Trust to Fund Your Gold Investment
Submit a request to Equity Trust to initiate your purchase – your gold dealer can help with this.
Once the purchase is complete, your dealer will help facilitate storage of your gold investment.
What Investors are Saying About Precious Metals in an Equity Trust Account
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