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Fair Market Value: What You Need To Know

Federal law requires STRATA to report the fair market value ("FMV") of each retirement account we administer to the Internal Revenue Service each year. To properly complete these functions, IRA...

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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: Tax deferral on investment earnings Broad array of alternative investment options Alternative investments such...

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Infographic: 10 Things to Know About Traditional IRAs

A Traditional IRA gives individuals the opportunity to direct pre-tax income toward tax-deferred investments. In addition, no capital gains or dividend income is taxed until it is withdrawn from a...

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