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Opportunities in the Futures Markets
Futures investments can provide individuals the opportunity to diversify their retirement accounts by giving them access to trade commodities, futures, and forex. While futures investing carries greater risks, it can also give investors flexibility and investment strategies beyond the stock market. Investing through a self-directed IRA can also provide tax-deferred advantages (or tax-free through a Roth IRA) on any trading profits.
First, you should establish and fund your IRA with STRATA. Then you will create a trading account with a futures commission merchant (FCM) that is registered to STRATA as your custodian. At that point, you will direct STRATA to fund the FCM account where you or your designated futures professional (CTA, Introducing Broker, etc.) will place trades through the FCM. Please refer to our Futures Investment Checklist for more information.
How to get started
Open a self-directed IRA account and fill out the related forms.
STRATA Trust Company (“STRATA”) performs the duties of a directed (passive) custodian, and as such does not provide due diligence to third parties regarding prospective investments, platforms, sponsors, dealers or service providers. As a custodian, STRATA does not sponsor, endorse or sell any investment and is not affiliated with any investment sponsor, issuer or dealer. STRATA does not provide investment, legal or tax advice. Individuals should consult with their investment, legal or tax professionals for such services.
Investment Products: Not FDIC-Insured | No Bank Guarantee | May Lose Value
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