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100+ Investment Options You Didn't Know Were Possible for Your IRA

Access your list of investment options, each with the potential to be held within an IRA or other tax-advantaged account.

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"Best Overall" Self-Directed IRA Company

$41B in assets under custody

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There is a vast array of alternative investment options available to IRA investors

Residential and commercial real estate
Notes, mortgages, and private lending
Businesses and private entities
"Other" alternative investment options
Traditional asset classes

Why Equity Trust?

With 45 years of financial service experience, our track record of success with self-directed IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement plans is unmatched. See what makes us better than the rest.

Create a customized portfolio of alternative assets as well as traditional investments with a single custodian.

Our track record of excellence is unmatched in the industry. Over 254,000 investors rely on us to custody over $41 billion in assets. (as of 12/31/2022)

Simplify investing and account management online, through our industry-leading system, myEQUITY.

Recognized as an exceptional service provider, we have nearly 400 employees dedicated to you.

Maximize your account and gain new insights with access to unparalleled, on-demand education from webinars, case studies, how-to guides and live workshops.

Equity Trust is a state regulated trust company. You’re in good hands.


Second to None

Our unparalleled industry and alternative asset expertise come with an unmatched record of service.

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Announcing an Easier Way to Find Investments

It is now easier than ever to find the most in-demand investment opportunities for your self directed account. Introducing Investment District, where you can browse and choose from high-end platforms and providers in the cryptocurrency, lending, precious metals, private equity/crowdfunding, and turnkey real estate asset classes.

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Let's talk about your financial future.

Schedule a one-on-one session with an expert alternative investment counselor. We're here to answer any questions, help guide you through the process, and provide more detailed information and education specific to your journey.

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