Investing in Gold with a Self-Directed Gold IRA
Written By: Daniel Gleich
In the past, investing in gold may have seemed unattainable. With a Self-Directed Gold IRA (SDIRA), it can be your reality. An SDIRA is similar to a standard IRA— once you open and fund your account, your investments can grow over time. It’s a powerful yet highly underutilized financial vehicle that can allow you to enjoy a fulfilling, comfortable retirement.
Unlike a standard IRA, which limits your investments to Wall Street products, like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, an SDIRA opens the doors to a variety of alternative assets, including precious metals, like gold. Let’s dive deeper into investing in gold with an SDIRA, its benefits, and how you can get started.
Benefits of Gold Investments
There are countless benefits of investing in gold for your retirement. Below are several of the most noteworthy advantages:
The Types of Precious Metals You Can Invest In with a Self-Directed Gold IRA
With a Self-Directed Gold IRA, you can invest in gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. Keep in mind that these metals have certain fineness requirements as per the IRS. Also, any metals that are minted by the U.S. government, such as gold American Eagle coins, are exempt from fineness requirements. This is because the government can control and confirm the purity in production.
- Gold: 99.5% pure
- Silver: 99.9% pure
- Platinum: 99.95% pure
- Palladium: 99.95% pure
How Can I Invest In Gold with a Self-Directed Gold IRA?
Fortunately, it’s a breeze to invest in gold with a Self-Directed Gold IRA. Here’s what you can expect from our easy process.
- Open and fund a Self-Directed Gold IRA with Madison Trust.
- Open an online account with FideliTrade, a Delaware Depository Company.
- Visit FideliTrade's Products & Prices page to choose your gold investments and call to lock in your price.
- Complete FideliTrade’s Trade Confirmation Form and Madison Trust's Investment Authorization Form.
- Madison Trust will wire your funds to Delaware Depository.
- Delaware Depository will securely store your gold.
Rest assured you don’t have to go through the process on your own. Madison Trust is here to help. If you're unsure of where to get started with your gold investing, we can help you at every stage, from opening your account to placing your investment.
Start Investing In Gold with a Self-Directed Gold IRA Today
For more information about investing in gold with a Self-Directed Gold IRA, schedule a free discovery call with Madison Trust. We look forward to hearing from you!