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Five Misunderstood IRA Rules

Though self-directed IRAs (SDIRAs) are gaining more attention from savvy investors, there is still some confusion surrounding SDIRAs and how they can provide more investment diversification. Custodians, like STRATA, are...

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Three Ways to Fund your IRA: Direct Transfer, Rollover or IRA Contribution

If you’re interested in opening and funding a self-directed IRA, knowing the ways in which you can fund your IRA is important. The three common methods of funding a self-directed...

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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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