STRATA Trust Company will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. We are continuing to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. We want to assure our clients that we are taking preventative measures to ensure that there are no disruptions in service. To that end, we are prepared to leverage remote technology, alternate work locations for employees and detailed continuity plans to continue to support critical operations. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.

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Understanding Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI) in an IRA

Making investments with funds from a self-directed IRA provides a great tax advantage in that most income is tax-free until distribution. However, there are certain situations in which a self-directed...

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Understanding Unrelated Debt-Financed Income in an IRA

In Part 1 of Understanding Unrelated Business Taxable Income, we discussed UBTI. The second type of UBTI that a self-directed IRA may generate is unrelated debt-financed income or UDFI. UDFI...

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Investing in Gold, Silver and Other Precious Metals in a Self-Directed IRA

Gold and precious metals have long been viewed as a great way to diversify your IRA portfolio, and gold in particular has recently garnered the attention of many investors. With...

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Roth vs. Traditional: Which IRA is for You?

It is never too early to start thinking about retirement, and an IRA will most likely fit into that equation. So when it comes to retirement accounts, two types of...

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Self-Directed IRAs: Nuts & Bolts

If you have ever wondered if you might invest in real estate, precious metals or even cattle as part of your retirement plan, then a so-called self-directed individual retirement account...

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Investing in Real Estate Using a Self-Directed IRA

Purchasing real estate using a self-directed IRA is growing in popularity, despite it being the lesser known of the IRA options. In order to open one, an owner must hire...

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