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Owning an IRA or 401(k) is a popular way to prepare for retirement, but if you are like most Americans, even if you’ve saved a substantial amount, you still worry. Who knows what the future holds?
Any threat that jeopardizes portfolio security is something retirement savers should prepare for. The relentless decline in the dollar’s value and global economic weakness are just two examples of the many obstacles that can trip up individuals traveling the path to a secure retirement.
Fortunately, there is a way you can not only manage but greatly reduce risks to your portfolio: by purchasing physical gold and silver from Augusta in an IRA.
For many years, IRS regulations did not allow the purchase of physical precious metals in an IRA. The 1997 Taxpayer Relief Act changed that.
Now, through what is known as a self-directed IRA, retirement savers can maximize the advantages of physical gold and silver by acquiring the metals in a tax-advantaged account.
Physical gold and silver have a demonstrated record of securing – and even growing – portfolios during periods of economic distress, due largely to the effective diversification the metals provide.
Buying silver and gold for your IRA from Augusta can be a particularly favorable way to own physical precious metals. It allows the discerning retirement saver to combine the power of tax-advantaged growth with the enormous benefits that can come from owning physical gold and silver.
Diversification. Real diversification plays a large role in long-term portfolio success. Physical precious metals are largely uncorrelated with popular, “mainstream” assets, so they can provide a level of diversification generally not possible from within traditional financial markets.
Protection Against Wealth-Killing Inflation. Dollar-denominated assets remain at the mercy of the U.S.’s fiat currency system, federal bureaucrats and central bankers. Their monetary policies create inflation, which can suppress your real wealth. But physical gold and silver’s intrinsic value can’t be debased by monetary policy, which is a defensive quality that could protect your savings against inflation.
Protection Against Economic Turmoil. The most popular advantage to owning physical gold and silver is the metals’ propensity to defend portfolios against economic upheaval. Through some of our nation’s most troubling economic periods, physical gold and silver have time and again demonstrated their potential to not only stabilize portfolios but help them gain significantly when traditional assets are collapsing.
Existence Outside of Mainstream Financial Institutions. Retirement savers often forget to consider this important advantage of precious metals: physical savings security. In the digital age, banks and other financial institutions can’t offer the level of security they once did for mainstream assets, including cash. Physical gold and silver are real, tangible assets stored entirely out of reach of the banking system.
One of the key benefits of selecting Augusta Precious Metals as your provider of premium gold and silver products and services is the personalized service you’ll receive. At Augusta, we view ourselves as your partner while you travel the road to financial independence and security. You can count on us to be with you every step of the way as you build your asset base of high-quality physical precious metals.
This close relationship begins at the very outset of your association with Augusta, when you embark on the simple, three-step process to opening your gold and silver IRA account:
Not only is the three-step process to opening and funding a gold IRA inherently easy, but our team members will assist you throughout to help ensure your experience is entirely worry-free.
According to law, every IRA must be administered by a custodian. Augusta works with IRA custodians specializing in self-directed IRAs. We examined all options for our customers, and we have chosen to recommend Equity Trust, Goldstar Trust and Kingdom Trust as custodians for our valued customers. Use of these custodians gives you peace of mind that your IRA is being administered correctly to comply with the law. Although we always encourage you to call Augusta with questions, your custodian is another valuable resource you can use if you have questions related to the administration of your gold IRA account.
This is the nation's leading provider of self-directed IRAs, with more than 30 years of experience administering self-directed retirement accounts and over $25 billion in assets managed. Equity Trust serves self-directed IRA customers in all 50 states. Read more about this custodian at www.trustetc.com
Goldstar Trust Company is a division of Happy State Bank. Goldstar Trust's parent company was established in 1908 in Happy, Texas, and today is custodian of nearly 38,000 self-directed IRAs. They have an A-plus rating with the BBB. Learn more about Goldstar Trust at www.goldstartrust.com.
Kingdom Trust is a respected organization that has been working with Augusta for many years. You can learn more about Kingdom Trust at their website: www.kingdomtrust.com. They specialize in "innovative and unique" custody solutions, serving more than 100,000 customers with $12 billion in assets managed.
Your IRA silver & gold from Augusta Precious Metals will be stored in one of the industry's most secure non-government depository storage facilities, where you can arrange to get your precious metals but where they are safe from facility creditors and geographically separated from financial and political centers for safekeeping. You can choose a location in one of several U.S. cities or one location out of the country. The Delaware Depository® is an example.
Not familiar with purchasing physical precious metals? You probably have a lot of questions. Don’t worry – we are here to help.
Of course, you may always contact us directly with any questions you may have – please call 800-700-1008 and speak with one of our knowledgeable gold and silver professionals. We look forward to hearing from you!