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Complimentary Access to the Only Self-Directed IRA Rules Guide You Need

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Discover what you need to know before investing your retirement account in alternative assets

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Your Self-Directed IRA Rules Guide Covers:

– Prohibited transactions and investments
– Examples of allowable investments
– Who is a disqualified individual

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 181,000 investors rely on us to custody over $34 billion in assets. (as of 8/31/2021)

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.

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Discover what only 3% of Americans know about creating lasting wealth.

Self-directed IRAs and other retirement plans allow you to create lasting wealth by investing in areas where you have knowledge, expertise, and comfort.

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