1. What’s Palladium, And What’s It Doing In A Gold-backed IRA?

      You’ve probably heard about gold-backed IRA’s, and how gold can be a great way to get into physical metals investing for your retirement plan. But gold isn’t the only metal that can be included in a precious metals IRA. The four that are allowed are gold, silver, platinum...three that most people have heard of, mostly because of their use in jewelry...and palladium. What is palladium,…Read More

  2. The Importance Of The Physical Metals In Your Precious Metals IRA

      When people invest in a company, they’re usually investing in something new. Facebook has been around for only 11 years. Apple less than 40 years. Even Fortune 500’s #1, Walmart, has only been around for 52 years. Now compare that with the metals you can invest in with your precious metals IRA, some of which predate . These metals were precious before modern technology, but now that the…Read More

  3. Margin Debt Breaks Out: Hits New Record 50% Higher Than Last Bubble Peak

    By:  John Fisher  The amount of margin debt just hit a new all-time high of $507 billion, $30 billion more than the month before, and nearly 50% higher than the last bubble peak reached in October 2007. This Zero Hedge story showed up on their website early on Friday afternoon May 29th.  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-29/margin-debt-breaks-out-hits-new-record-50-higher-last-bubble-peak T…Read More

  4. Beware of Paid Precious Metals IRA Review Sites!

    Just Google "Best Gold IRA", "Best Precious Metals IRA" or "Best Silver IRA" and you will find pages of "precious metals IRA review sites" that rank a specific bullion firm as their number one choice for a precious metals IRA.  Why?  Quite simply, this firm (as well as others in our industry,) pays each of these website owners to post a ranking and review of their firm and other large name bu…Read More

  5. The Big Differences Between A Gold-Backed IRA And A Traditional IRA

      Whether you’ve decided on a gold IRA rollover or are starting your precious metals IRA from scratch, you’re to be commended on taking charge of your future. By putting some of your money in a precious metal IRA you’re diversifying, making sure not to keep all your eggs in one basket. So what are the major differences between having a traditional IRA and something like a gold-backed IR…Read More

  6. How to Get Gold and Other Alternative Assets in a Self-Directed IRA

    “Alternative assets” is the broader name for the suite of investment opportunities afforded by self-directed IRAs (SDIRAs). These alternative assets include real estate, precious metals, private equity and more. Alternative assets could even be oil rigs, tractors or trees. According to the IRS, alternative assets can be anything except collectibles (wine, stamps, etc.) or life insurance. …Read More

  7. The Bottom Line on IRAs Buying Physical Precious Metals

    With instability in the stock market, many retirement investors are looking to alternative assets including  precious metals. Gold, silver, and other metals carry intrinsic value not found in many traditional assets which makes them particularly valuable in uncertain times. Many IRA custodians only provide their clients with the option to invest in a Gold or Silver Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) and …Read More

  8. How to Incorporate Alternative Assets Into Your Retirement Account Strategy

    Are you looking to diversify your existing retirement investments to hedge risk? Do you wonder what it might take to invest your IRA or old 401k into alternative assets? Many people are surprised to find that their retirement funds can be used to purchase alternative assets. Those who are aware of that option are often unsure about how to get started. Even the term “self directed IRA” can be m…Read More

  9. How to Invest Your IRA in Gold and Precious Metals

    A lot of people are surprised when they learn that IRA rules allow them to hold real gold bullion, gold coins and other similar forms of precious metals within their retirement accounts. But IRA rules give investors a lot of leeway as to what they can hold in their accounts. IRAs are not restricted to stocks, mutual funds, bonds, certificates of deposit, annuities and other conventional financial …Read More