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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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2018-2019 IRA Contributions, Limits and How-Tos

If you’re considering making an IRA contribution for 2018 or 2019, here are some important tips to keep in mind. LIMITS •  For individuals under the age of 50, the...

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Five Misunderstood IRA Rules

Though self-directed IRAs (SDIRAs) are gaining more attention from savvy investors, there is still some confusion surrounding SDIRAs and how they can provide more investment diversification. Custodians, like STRATA, are...

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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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