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La Jollans might not know that a self-directed IRA allows them to hold gold in their IRA. For anyone with nerves about the stock market, this offers a great solution. The safest fixed-income investments are barely paying, and inflation in the stock market makes stocks seem top-heavy. That’s why investing some or all of your IRA money into gold and other precious metals is appealing.
Physical IRA Ownership of Precious Metal Coins and Bullion
The Internal Revenue Code allows IRAs to some gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion and coin products. An IRA can own American Gold Eagle coins, Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins, American Silver Eagle coins, American Platinum Eagle coins and gold and silver bars (bullion) that are 99.9% pure or better.
An IRA trustee must buy gold coins and bullion and hold them. These tax rules apply equally to traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, simplified employee pension (SEP) accounts and Simple-IRAs. No problems so far.
At UCPM we can assist you with the process of putting physical gold, silver, and platinum into your self-directed IRA. Adding precious metals to your IRA is a good way to preserve wealth as well as diversify your holdings. It also acts as an outstanding hedge against future uncertainty.
You can do this in three easy steps:
- Add precious metals to your current IRA or let us guide you in creating a new one. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has designated certain types of IRS’s as acceptable for holding precious metals. These self-directed IRA’s give you more control over your investment choices.
- Instruct your IRA to buy precious metals from UCPM. At United Coin & Precious Metals we work with you to determine what to buy and how much. You will then complete a form authorizing your IRA custodian to buy the selected products to deposit into your account.
- Deposit your precious metals with an IRS approved custodian. The IRS requires your precious metals owned by the IRA to be held in an approved depository. UCPM will assist you sending your precious metals to an IRS approved depository.