December 21, 2022

What Can a Self-Directed IRA Invest In?

What is a Self-Directed IRA?

A Self-Directed IRA is a retirement account that allows you to invest in alternative assets.

The beauty of a Self-Directed IRA is that you can invest in almost any asset!  

Are there any Self-Directed IRA investments that are off-limits?

The IRS has documented only three types of investments that are off-limits: collectibles, s-corporation stock, and life insurance. 

We’ve talked about what you can’t invest in, but you may be wondering, what can I invest in with a Self-Directed IRA? 

Real Estate

If you’re looking to invest in real estate, a Self-Directed IRA allows you to do so. Some real estate investment options include single-family homes, apartments, Fix and Flips, and shopping centers. 

Private Placements

With a Self-Directed IRA, you can also invest in private placements, such as LLCs, hedge funds, private shares, and more.

Promissory Notes

A Self-Directed IRA allows you to invest in promissory notes as well. You can invest in both secured and unsecured promissory notes. 

Precious Metals

Precious metals are another popular asset class that you can invest in. Some examples of precious metals include gold bullion, silver bullion, and American Eagles. 

And Beyond!

Additional investments include cattle, crowdfunding opportunities, show horses, start-ups, and beyond. The list is pretty much endless!

Are you ready to embark on your self-directed investing journey?

Do you have questions about your investment idea? We’re here for you! 

Our dedicated Self-Directed IRA Specialists will provide step-by-step guidance from account setup all the way to placing your investment. 

Experience exceptional service for your exciting investment opportunities at Madison Trust. Schedule a FREE call with one of our Self-Directed IRA Specialists today!


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