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Fair Market Value – Why Accuracy Is Important

When an IRA owner withdraws cash from a Traditional IRA, they are typically taxed on the amount distributed. If a self-directed IRA owner takes an in-kind distribution of an alternative...

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Top 10 Tips For Making An IRA Contribution

Calendar year 2018 may be over, but it’s not too late to fund your IRA for 2018. You have up until your tax return due date (generally April 15) to...

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Avoiding Prohibited Transactions in a Self Directed IRA

Avoiding Prohibited Transactions in a Self-Directed IRA A prohibited transaction in an IRA is any improper use of an IRA account or annuity by the IRA owner, his or her beneficiary or any disqualified person. It is critical...

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Crowdfund Investing a Self-Directed IRA

Unless you have been living off the grid for the last several years, chances are that you have heard the term “crowdfunding” floating around in the media. Simply stated, crowdfunding...

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The Alternative Asset Self-Directed IRA Advantage: A Closer Look

Alternative asset classes can potentially offer investors significantly above-average returns, low correlation to traditional assets and enhanced portfolio diversification. But advisors face a key decision: how should they encourage clients...

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Common Mistakes to Avoid in Self-Directed IRAs

Many financial professionals agree that alternative investments can potentially generate additional risk management and returns for investors, given their often-low correlation to traditional indices. Certain alternatives can also add a...

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