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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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What you need to know about self-directed IRAs and alternative investments

Over the past few decades, the introduction of newer investment strategies has given a continuously growing number of investors access to both conventional stocks and bonds and non-traditional alternative investments....

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Considering Real Estate in a Self-Directed IRA?

With the economic downturn, savvy investors are looking for investment opportunities in real estate and may consider using a self-directed IRA or Real Estate IRA. After all, real estate has...

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