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Investing Through Self-Directed IRA

06 February, 2020

A self-directed IRA allows for a wide array of traditional, nontraditional and alternative investment options not available in a conventional IRA account. Due to the abundance of investment opportunities in the market today, a self-directed IRA allows you to be in control of where to put your money.

Self-directed IRAs are available as both traditional and Roth IRAs. For those who are self-employed, self-directed SIMPLE IRAs and SEP-IRAs are also available.

Self-directed RIAs allow for direct ownership of many types of alternative investments, versus investing in either a mutual fund of ETF, that may provide indirect exposure to these alternative vehicles.

Benefits to investing through a Self-Directed IRA:

  • Diversification
  • Defer capital gains taxes
  • Control investment choices
  • Non-dependent on employment situation

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