What is a Gold IRA?
A gold IRA is a retirement account that allows its investors to hold gold coins or bullions or other precious metals as investments.
You cannot own physical gold in a regular IRA, although you can invest in a variety of assets with exposure to gold, like the stocks of gold mining companies or gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
Gold IRA Rollover Process Guide
First of all, you need to decide which IRA provider you will use to store your metals (as well as purchase them through this broker). Personally, I recommend using only proven and reliable companies, with good service and support, so that your savings are in a safe place. The gold IRA company is committed to transferring your money from your account to a special metal account.
How to store gold:
- Under US law, you must not store metals in your own home. For this you need the services of a specialized custodian. You can find a good custodian based on reviews from those who have already found a good company. Or choose one of those offered by your broker.
- After you make a choice in favor of one or another custodian, your metals will be sent to the depository. Before that, you yourself choose which metals your new account will consist of. After that, the gold IRA provider will make arrangements to send your metal to the secure depository.
- Insurance. I recommend that you ask your gold IRA company to pay for the metal shipping and insurance. In this case, it will select trusted providers of these services. In addition, you will save time and money on searching for third-party shipping and insurance companies.
- After your metals are delivered to the depository, you will need to select the type of depository. The first type is when a storage is used for each type of metal, in which the company stores only this type of metal. The second type is when a company stores a variety of types of metals (including inexpensive ones) in one storage facility. This type is usually cheaper.
Gold IRA Comissions and Fees
As you know, in all cases of dealing with IRAs, you pay a certain set of fees when completing the rollover process. But experience shows that fees on Gold IRAs are often lower than on 401(k) accounts. Consider these fees:
|Annualy||No annual comissions|
|Load fees||Depends on the fund. In most cases, companies charge 1-3% per load, but there are those who do not charge any commission.|
|Management fees||Currently, there are (in my opinion inefficient) robots that manage your gold IRA savings, which also charge a percentage for their use. Standard is from 0-0.25% yearly.|
Why You Should Choose Gold
Kiyosaki And His “Golden Strategies”
Gold will always be valuable as long as the world uses unsecured dollars and other currencies.
Why Might It Be Disadvantageous?
Direct investment in gold is subject to high taxes in the US, because. The government doesn’t want people to have it, it seems. Therefore, one of the ways to own gold is a Gold IRA.
Who, if not the chairman of the Reserve Financial System, better know how to store their savings?
Be sure to read Alan’s book on gold.
Watch his talks on gold.
What did Ben think of the gold?
Bernanke didn’t talk much about gold, but there is an entry where he shares his opinion on investing in gold:
Ben says that having gold is just a tradition and nothing more. And that is why big banks prefer gold to currency.
However, is it really so? Is the currency really more reliable than gold, given that it is printed on a global scale every year? Obviously not.
Who Invests In Gold Today?
Today, the main investors of gold are China, some Western and US banks, the Rothschild fund, and until recently, Russia and other countries. However, now they are selling gold to China.
A person checks the gold sample, and gold checks the human sample.
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