Secure Your Retirement with a Self-Directed Precious Metals IRA

There is no substitute for holding physical precious metals in your IRA. Having one of the best precious metals IRA companies helping you save is a safer approach than owning paper alternatives such as precious metals exchange traded funds or even mining stocks in your retirement account. In addition, physical precious metal IRA reviews indicate that bullion outperforms the more traditional – but highly unstable – paper-based investments such as domestic stocks or treasury bonds.

Not only can you purchase, hold, and sell real precious metals with a tax-advantaged Self-Directed Precious Metals IRA account, but also you can withdraw your bullion and take direct physical possession of it under normal IRA distribution rules. Few Americans have any idea about these fantastic options, because their brokers have never told them!

Here's how a precious metals IRA works:

Step 1:

Establish and Fund a Self-Directed IRA

Choose one of the following companies that ILB believes are the best precious metals IRA trustees (additional companies are listed at the bottom of this page).

New Direction IRA (NDIRA) is a Self-Directed IRA provider that specializes in holding physical precious metals as well as other assets like real estate and private loans. NDIRA is unique in that it allows clients to use the depository of their choosing and still has highly competitive fees (starting at only $75/year). Diligent customer service and quick processing speeds are among NDIRA's core strengths. Get started by downloading a Precious Metals IRA Application to establish and fund your new IRA account. If you would like assistance, please call Independent Living Bullion at 1-800-800-1865.

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GoldStar Trust Company is an independent trustee that charges very low fees and provides flexible IRAs to hold physical precious metals. Your metals are stored in a maximum-security depository in Delaware in either an allocated or unallocated account (your choice). Simply download this Traditional IRA or Roth IRA application to establish and fund your precious metals IRA account. If you would like assistance, please call Independent Living Bullion at 1-800-800-1865.

Step 2:

Designate Independent Living Bullion as Your IRA Precious Metals Dealer

New Direction IRA (NDIRA) is a Self-Directed IRA provider that specializes in holding physical precious metals as well as other assets like real estate and private loans. NDIRA is unique in that it allows clients to use the depository of their choosing and still has highly competitive fees (starting at only $75/year). Diligent customer service and quick processing speeds are among NDIRA's core strengths. Get started by downloading a Precious Metals IRA Application to establish and fund your new IRA account. If you would like assistance, please call Independent Living Bullion at 1-800-800-1865.

Independent Living Bullion is an approved dealer at NDIRA, GoldStar Trust, Mountain West IRA, and many other trustee companies as well. Under your direction, we can facilitate your IRA's purchases (or sales) of gold, silver, platinum, or palladium.

Step 3:

Purchase the Precious Metals Bullion Products that Fit Your Needs

Your IRA may hold a wide array of bullion coins, rounds, and bars offered by Independent Living Bullion. Here is a list of all metals that can legally be held within your Self-Directed IRA account. (No slabbed/graded "rare" coins are allowed, which should not be a concern because they are highly risky and tend to be poor investments.) You'll receive payment confirmation from Independent Living Bullion and be able to track your shipment all the way to the depository.

**Please Note: We can partner with ANY self-directed IRA custodian. Here are examples of other firms with which we have worked:

  • Mountain West IRA
  • Entrust
  • Millennium Trust
  • IRA Services
  • Ramsey National Bank
  • Sterling Trust (not recommended)
  • Equity Institutional (not recommended)

Regardless of which firm you choose as custodian for your IRA account, we can deliver the physical gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion you want – and at great prices!

Here's Why Your Investment Advisor Has Never Told You about Silver and Gold IRAs

Very few U.S. investors own even an ounce of gold or silver bullion, so it should come as no surprise that almost none of them know of the various options to hold bullion in an IRA account. The lack of awareness is generally compounded by financial professionals – the very people whose job it is to educate investors.

Most investment advisors tout "diversification" as the ultimate investment strategy, then turn around and limit their clients to IRAs with the traditional menu of nothing but paper investment options – stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Brokers are not anxious to promote true diversification away from these paper assets, as they would lose out on management and/or transaction fees.

Alert investors who are concerned about a portfolio limited to paper assets have a much better option. This option is known as the self-directed IRA. By giving yourself full authority over your portfolio, you can then invest directly in other things besides registered securities – real estate, privately held companies, and precious metals, for example.

You can take matters into your own hands by opening a self-directed account. In it, you can purchase qualifying gold or silver bullion coins or bars and get immediate protection from the devaluing dollar in real, tangible metal. And, when you are ready, you can actually take physical possession of that metal through distributions from the IRA. You completely avoid exposure to the dollar or paper assets denominated in dollars.

Many investors in precious-metals-backed ETFs have been moving out of such proxies and into self-directed IRAs holding physical bullion, stored at facilities of the investors' choosing. While ETFs offer a few advantages for short-term or high-frequency traders, the risks of holding precious metals ETF shares are increasingly coming to light.

Owning and storing actual precious metals in a self-directed IRA is an important and straightforward step toward true diversification of your investments. Review the above options and contact Independent Living Bullion at 1-800-800-1865 today to get started.