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CFTC Warns Investors To Use Caution When Buying Precious Metals

CFTC Warns Investors To Use Caution When Buying Precious Metals

As economic uncertainty continues to drive market headlines, many investors are turning to precious metals to diversify their retirement portfolios. In August 2020, gold reached unprecedented heights, surpassing $2,000 an...

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October 15 – Not Just the Last Day to File Your Tax Return

October 15 – Not Just the Last Day to File Your Tax Return

Although October 15 may not stand out as the date of a historic event or a celebrity’s birthday, it is well-known by many as the last day for filing federal...

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Roth versus Traditional Taxation

Do You Want to Pay Taxes Now or Later?

Understanding the Tax Benefits of Traditional & Roth IRAs In addition to saving for retirement, one of the main incentives for saving in an IRA is being able to take...

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More time to make 2019 ira contributions

More Time to Make 2019 IRA Contributions

In a typical year, the deadline to file your federal tax return for the prior year is April 15 (unless you have a filing extension until October 15). So far,...

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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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