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A Precious Metals IRA is unique from other retirement accounts in that it allows you to invest in a variety of precious metals, such as gold and silver. If you’re concerned about the declining value of the U.S. dollar, stock market volatility and other factors that could impact your money in the years ahead, then a Precious Metals IRA could be a good fit for your retirement plans.
New to investing in precious metals? Not sure where to start? Don’t worry. Opening your new retirement account is simple, and we have all the information you need to invest with confidence. Use this guide as a starting point to learning more about Precious Metals IRAs and take the first step toward a worry-free retirement.
Let’s start with the basics …
A Precious Metals IRA is an individual retirement account that allows select forms of gold, silver, platinum and palladium (as well as other types of investments, as you will read below).
In essence, an IRA backed by precious metals is no different from other IRAs, except that it allows you to add these metals, and it is a “self-directed” account, which simply means that you maintain control over your investment decisions, while your IRA custodian facilitates the management of your account on your behalf.
The primary advantage of opening a Precious Metals IRA is that it allows you to enjoy the tax benefits of having a retirement account, combined with the benefits of investing in precious metals.
So, what are the benefits of investing in precious metals?
This will depend somewhat on your individual goals, but for most people, precious metals are an attractive investment because they can provide a unique layer of protection over your financial future. Here’s how:
You have several options when investing in precious metals for retirement. To be eligible for placement in an IRA, the precious metals must meet specific criteria determined by the Internal Revenue Service. Here are some of your approved options:
(.995 minimum fineness, except for the American Eagle)
(.999 minimum fineness)
(.9995 minimum fineness)
(.9995 minimum fineness)
Another advantage of opening a Precious Metals IRA is that your account is not limited to just precious metals. You are free to diversify your account with a number of other approved investment options, including:
The first step to opening a Precious Metals IRA is selecting an established precious metals company.
Known as the Precious Metal IRA Specialists, Birch Gold Group is a leading dealer of IRA-approved gold and silver. Our knowledgeable specialists will walk you through the process of creating your account and can assist you with each step, including:
We are here to answer your questions, provide our expertise whenever you need it, and make the process of opening an account simple and hassle-free.
If you already have another type of retirement account, you may be able to rollover the funds into your Precious Metals IRA. When eligible, the following retirement accounts can be rolled over:
Note that your Precious Metals IRA can be set up as a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA. You may want to speak to a tax professional if you are unsure which type is best for your situation.
If you’re ready to take the first step to opening your Precious Metals IRA, or if you have questions, contact Birch Gold Group today.
Founded upon moral and ethical principles, Birch Gold maintains an A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau and has an exemplary record of service. We are committed to helping our customers preserve and protect the purchasing power of their wealth regardless of the political whims and follies in Washington and beyond. Let us show you how you could protect your retirement with investments in precious metals.
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