How Do I Open a Gold IRA?

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1-2-3. That's right: only three steps stand between you and your precious metals IRA!

Step 1. Open a self-directed IRA

As an American, you have the right to invest your IRA in physical gold, silver, platinum, and palladium, but these options are likely not available to you through your current IRA or 401(k). This is because your current retirement account provider only deals in publicly traded stocks and bonds, which can be easily administered electronically. Don’t limit yourself and let their agenda make you lose out on the best method—used for over 5,000 years of human history—to protect and grow wealth by enjoying the major benefits of owning physical gold and silver.

By opening a self-directed IRA, you get to decide where to invest your IRA funds. A self-directed IRA gives you the power to invest in precious metals, and this is where the IRA experts at Gold Alliance come in. We’ll show you how a Precious Metals IRA works. We’ll also help you choose the right IRA-approved metals to maximize your portfolio’s potential, optimize its diversity, and give you complete control over your range of assets. Creating your own Gold IRA account opens the door to new investment possibilities. By going beyond the traditional stocks, bonds, and mutual funds chosen by your current custodian, you’ll be better positioned to manage any gains, losses, or risks involving your life savings.

Step 2. Fund your account

A precious metals retirement-protection plan from Gold Alliance begins with a transfer of funds from your current qualified retirement plans (such as a 401(k), a 401(a), a 403(b), a 457, Thrift Savings Plans, and annuities) to your self-directed IRA’s custodian account, which will be in your name. Gold Alliance does not hold your funds or your precious metals—only you can control your account.

With our wealth of experience, we’re here to guide you through this process every step of the way. Remember, to achieve portfolio diversification and protection of your finances, you need to diversify a portion of your wealth—not your entire wealth—into gold and silver.

We’ll also make sure to eliminate the potential for errors in the transaction process. The best way to guarantee you perform your transfer or rollover correctly is by calling one of our Gold IRA experts for a free consultation and let us guide you through this process.

Step 3. Select gold and silver approved for IRA investment

Once you’ve completed steps 1 and 2, all that’s left to do is to stock your Gold IRA account with precious metal investments. By talking to your dedicated Account Executive, you can find out which gold and silver coins and bars are performing the best and what your options are if you want to diversify your portfolio by branching out into platinum and palladium.

If you ever have any questions, be sure to take advantage of our lifetime support. If you need to make additional contributions to your Gold or Silver IRA, let us know and we will help you. We can also assist with paperwork related to storing your metals, making arrangements for leaving a precious metals inheritance, portfolio rebalancing, and buy-backs (we’re prohibited by law from guaranteeing buy-backs, but we have never denied any buy-back request). Think of us as your partners—our experts are here to support you for life.

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