Quick Guide: Precious Metal IRAs

A Precious Metals IRA is a retirement account that allows you to diversify with gold and silver. This helps you to protect your nest egg from inflation, currency devaluation and fluctuation from other investments.

How We Help

Your Precious Metals Specialist will help you move your retirement account into a Precious Metals IRA, without any tax penalties or implications.

This involves three steps:

1. Your funds are transferred to your new custodian
Your Specialist will assist you with the process of transferring your funds from your current custodian to one that can facilitate a Precious Metals IRA. We frequently work with Equity Trust Company and STRATA Trust Company, both of whom maintain A+ ratings with the Better Business Bureau, but we will work with any custodian that you’d like.

2. Birch Gold Group helps you purchase your metals
You have a variety of options for the precious metals that you will place in your IRA account; your Specialist can explain them in detail. Once you have selected and purchased your metals, they will be secured on your behalf at a depository.

3. Your metals are stored at an approved depository
You have several options for where to store your metals. One is the Delaware Depository, the largest precious metals depository outside of New York City, with locations in both Wilmington, Delaware and Seal Beach, CA. There, your metals are insured up to $1 billion. And, depending on your custodian, you may also be able to store your metals with Brink’s Global Service – the largest non-bank, non-government holder of precious metals in the world – in Los Angeles, New York, or Salt Lake City.

Our relationship continues long after your account is set up. Your specialist is always available to answer questions, provide market updates, help you add more metals to your account or take a distribution in cash or metals.

As with any retirement savings plan, account set-up and annual fees will apply. Please speak to your Precious Metals Specialist to learn more. On transfers over $50,000, Birch Gold Group will pay your first year’s fees.