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Putting Retirement Savings to Work

Putting Your Retirement Savings to Work in a Self-Directed IRA

Saving for retirement is a top financial planning goal for most Americans, and savings habits support this sentiment. In fact, the 2020 Retirement Confidence Survey from The Employee Benefit Research...

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SELF-DIRECTED IRA INVESTORS MAY PROVIDE A LIFELINE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE POST-COVID ERA

Self-Directed IRA Investors May Provide a Lifeline for Small Businesses in the Post-Covid Era

As the global pandemic continues to unfold, small businesses are moving quickly to adapt to the new normal, working to maintain pace in their growth, stay in front of customers...

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STRATA Trust Retirement Planning for the Forward-Thinking Investor

Retirement planning for the forward-thinking investor: 7 ways you didn’t know you could invest

2020 has been a challenging year for investors and the long-anticipated end to the historical bull run has come to fruition. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 are...

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The Diversification Test

The Diversification Test: Is Your Portfolio Really Ready for the Next Big Pullback?

One of the basic principles of investing boils down to what the investor can and cannot control. They can do everything “right” and still lose money in the market. There...

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Fair Market Value: Appraising Alternative Assets in a Self-Directed IRA

Note: FMV reporting to STRATA has been extended to July 31, 2020. Fair market value: What is it? IRA custodians, like STRATA Trust Company, are required by federal law to...

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Crowdfunding investing in a Self-Directed IRA

Should You Invest Self-Directed IRA Assets in a Crowdfunding Platform?

Diversification is one of the biggest keys to investing success for self-directed IRA owners. By spreading your IRA assets out among a wide range of different asset types, you can...

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