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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 Backdoor Roth: Tax Law Changes Bring New Strategies for Alternative Investment IRAs

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law H.R. 1, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), which makes widespread changes to the Internal Revenue Code...

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IRS Form 5498: What You Need to Know

IRS Form 5498 is the form which the IRS requires STRATA (as an IRA custodian) to file each year to report the fair market value (FMV) of the alternative investments...

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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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Choosing the right custodian? It’s all about asking the right questions

Every investor knows that markets can be volatile, and are often unpredictable. Whether you manage your investments with a financial advisor, or on your own, keeping your portfolio on track...

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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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