Acquire Precious Metals with Gold Alliance

What is
a Gold IRA?

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A Gold IRA or a Precious Metals IRA is a special type of a self-directed individual retirement account (IRA) that allows you to acquire physical gold and silver. You can hold in this Gold IRA account gold and silver bars, as long as they meet certain requirements, and you’ll enjoy the same benefits as with Traditional or Roth IRAs.

Like other IRAs, the Gold IRA is a tax-advantaged account created to help investors save for their retirement. You can set up a Gold IRA with pre-tax dollars (like a Traditional IRA) or with post-tax dollars (Roth IRA) with the same advantages and disadvantages as either of those IRAs.

The Gold IRA, however, has one clear advantage over a Traditional IRA or a Roth IRA: Whereas typical IRAs limit your investment choices to stocks, bonds, and other paper assets, a Gold IRA allows you to invest in physical precious metals. By including physical gold in your investment portfolio, you will benefit from the protection and growth that gold offers.

How do I set up a Gold IRA?

Conventional custodians such as banks and other financial institutions don’t give you the option to invest in physical precious metals — they simply don’t offer specialty accounts like Gold IRA accounts since they specialize in digitally traded assets. Instead, you need to work with a company (like us) and a custodian that specializes in dealing with alternative assets such as gold and silver. These custodians are experts in handling all the reporting for tax purposes and other compliance requirements.

At Gold Alliance, we have made the process as quick and easy as possible, and setting up a Gold IRA with us is a simple 3-step process:

  1. Open – Our qualified IRA custodian will help you open your self-directed IRA.
  2. Fund – In as little as 3 days, you can fund your new self-directed IRA. Simply transfer funds from your existing IRA, 401(k), or other retirement plan to your new account.
  3. Select – You’re now ready to acquire physical gold and silver for your new IRA and enjoy the protection it gives to your retirement savings.

Throughout the process, your dedicated Senior Portfolio Manager is just a phone call or an email away to help you answer any questions. We’ll also set you up with an IRA expert that will help you take care of all the paperwork to ensure that the process of setting up your Gold IRA is as easy for you as possible. You can have peace of mind that you are in safe hands, just like you can have peace of mind that your retirement savings will be protected.

What gold products can I add to my Gold IRA?

The IRS has set up specific purity requirements that gold products must meet to be IRA-eligible. A wide variety of precious metals coins and bars are IRA-eligible and can be purchased from Gold Alliance for your Gold IRA. We will present you with options so you can choose the gold products that are optimal for your needs and your financial goals. Our gold specialists are highly knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. Speak with one of our specialists today and learn more about your IRA-eligible gold options.

How much can I contribute to my Gold IRA?

Contributions to a Gold IRA follow the same rules as with any other IRA, so make sure you check with your advisor that you aren’t exceeding the set amount, especially if you’re contributing to other retirement savings accounts as well.

Where do I store the gold in my Gold IRA?

Your gold acquired within your Gold IRA will be shipped by us to an IRS-approved depository you choose. They will be in an account under your name, and you will have 24/7 access to your statements and holdings, just like you would with any paper asset in your IRA account. You could, in many cases, even visit your metals.

Most importantly, when taking a distribution, you can cash out your metals, but you can also have the metals shipped to your home. It’s your choice.

We recommend to all our clients that they use the Delaware Depository Services Company, whose vault in Wilmington, DE, handles billions of dollars worth of transactions on a daily basis. Delaware Depository also boasts a fully comprehensive insurance policy underwritten by Lloyds of London, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious insurance providers. You can be sure of unparalleled storage for the precious metals in your Gold IRA.

What about my existing IRA and 401(k)?

A Gold IRA must be held separately from other IRAs, and it is established by rolling over part of your existing IRA, 401(k), or other qualifying retirement account funds. Your Gold IRA, therefore, works in tandem with your existing accounts to create a diversified portfolio. Speak with one of our advisors to learn more about what retirement accounts are eligible to have a portion of their funds rolled over into a Gold IRA.

Let Gold Alliance help you set up your Gold IRA!

As an industry leader, we are proud to be a role model that has, in many ways, shaped how the precious metals industry works toward more transparency and better client education. We have two decades of experience in the industry, and we have built a team of highly knowledgeable and friendly professionals who are ready to answer all your questions.

Call us today or schedule a consultation to learn how to set up your Gold IRA

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