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STRATA Trust Retirement Planning for the Forward-Thinking Investor

Retirement planning for the forward-thinking investor: 7 ways you didn’t know you could invest

2020 has been a challenging year for investors and the long-anticipated end to the historical bull run has come to fruition. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 are...

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The Diversification Test

The Diversification Test: Is Your Portfolio Really Ready for the Next Big Pullback?

One of the basic principles of investing boils down to what the investor can and cannot control. They can do everything “right” and still lose money in the market. There...

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SELF-DIRECTED IRA INVESTING – WHAT NOT TO DO - Prohibited Transactions

Self-Directed IRA Investing – What NOT To do

A self-directed IRA can open a world of investment possibilities, to go with the tax-related benefits of investing through an IRA. You can invest in private companies, gold, commercial property,...

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Definition of value in the dictionary

Fair Market Value: Appraising Alternative Assets in a Self-Directed IRA

Note: FMV reporting to STRATA has been extended to July 31, 2020. Fair market value: What is it? IRA custodians, like STRATA Trust Company, are required by federal law to...

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UBTI and UDFI Tax Considerations for IRA Owners

Revised on April 10, 2020 due to new guidance from IRS Notice 2020-23: Additional Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic, which, in part, extends the Form...

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Patrick Hagen Featured in U.S. News and World Report

STRATA’s Patrick Hagen Featured in U.S. News & World Report’s “How to Leverage 0% Interest Rates in a Self-Directed IRA”

Article originally published in U.S. News & World Report by Rebecca Lake, Contributor - A changing economic environment that brings 0% interest rates can open up new possibilities for investors. One...

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