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IRA Transfers – An Easy Way to Move Assets

IRA investors have an easy method available to them for moving assets among their IRAs: an IRA-to-IRA transfer. Some may use this tool to consolidate their accounts, build balances to...

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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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Smart Retirement Portfolio Moves to Make Now

Alternative investments—such as private equity, real estate or private debt—are continuing to gain popularity for investors seeking to diversify their retirement plan assets. Institutional investors have already allocated as much...

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When an IRA Incurs UBTI or UDFI

Investing in a self-directed IRA has many advantages, including the valuable combination of two key benefits: 1.  Tax deferral on investment earnings 2.  Broad array of alternative investment options 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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STRATA Teams Up With TD Ameritrade to Offer Online Trading

While STRATA’s edge has always been our ability to custody unconventional and alternative assets, sometimes investors and advisors ask about setting up an online brokerage account within a STRATA IRA....

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