While standard IRAs consist of investments in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, a Self-Directed IRA is a vehicle to invest in alternative assets with tax-advantaged retirement funds. Typically, these types of alternative investments aren't available at IRA brokerages like Fidelity, Vanguard, and Schwab. However, Self-Directed IRA investments can legally be in almost every possible category.
The IRS has only documented what a Self-Directed IRA can't invest in. These investments fall into three categories:
S corporation stock, collectibles, and life insurance policies.
Self-Directed IRA investment options include pretty much everything else that doesn't fit into these three categories. But with so many alternative investments available, you have plenty of choices for diversifying your retirement portfolio.
Here is a comprehensive (but not complete) list of Self-Directed IRA allowable investments.
You’ll be asked a few simple questions to make sure that a Self Directed IRA is your best option.
Madison will guide you step-by-step through the process, including any necessary transfers.
Your funds will be invested directly into the asset of your choice.