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Are You Tired of Others Controlling Your Retirement Savings?
Are you tired...
of IRA and 401(k) “trustees” managing your retirement savings “on your behalf” – and charging you exorbitant fees?
Are you worried...
that another market crash, runaway inflation or governmental instability will devastate your hard-earned savings?
Do you want...
to invest your retirement money in something secure and insured, with the least possible government control?
Do you wish...
you could invest your hard-earned retirement savings in something more solid than a few “selected” traditional funds?
Do you worry...
that your retirement plan’s trustees won’t be able (or willing) to pay up when you need to withdraw your money?
Do you wish...
you could keep your retirement money safe by storing it where you can actually see and touch it?
*(As with any early IRA distribution, early withdrawal of precious metals from an IRA may result in taxes and penalties unless rolled over to another qualified account.) For more details, see Augusta's free silver and gold IRA investment guide.
It is worth looking at recent volatility in both the stock market and U.S. dollar to understand your risks.
Consider what happened at the start of the Great Recession. Between year-end 2007 and 2008, the S&P index fell by more than 33% – the largest single-year drop in the index since 1974. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, beginning in late September 2008, terrified many investors as it tumbled nearly 2,400 points, including a frightening 18% drop in a single week.
Declines of this magnitude change personal fortunes of so many – too many - investors. Americans today have a vast majority of their retirement money invested in equities. While that’s certainly understandable, considering the historical performance of the stock market, it’s obvious that heavy exposure to stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is accompanied by significant portfolio risk. That’s why it’s more important than ever for Americans to follow the old saying, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” and effectively diversify their portfolios.
One excellent way to do this is with an Augusta Gold IRA from Augusta Precious Metals. The Augusta Gold IRA provides investors with all of the inherent benefits of owning physical precious metals, including giving greater stability to equities portfolios, and simultaneously provides of the benefits of an Individual Retirement Account as well, including the unbeatable investment advantage of tax-deferred growth.
It is always wise to “hope for the best and prepare for the worst.” Americans purchase home insurance, health insurance and car insurance. But you should seek to insure your investments as well, with assets such as gold and silver that have a historically low correlation with the stock market.
Besides the volatility of the stock market, another important reason for investing your IRA in physical gold and silver has to do with how the value of precious metals benefits when the dollar weakens.
The U.S. dollar remains the world’s leading reserve currency. That said, during periods when its value falls as compared to the currencies of other nations, investors run to gold, causing the price of the metal to soar. When the buying power of the dollar fell sharply between 2002 and 2008, the price of gold rose 150 percent; when the dollar’s value fell off again between early 2009 and summer 2011, gold increased nearly 60 percent.
With U.S. politicians and central bankers devoted to using currency manipulation to manage the economy, significant periods of a weakened dollar lie in America’s future. This is just one more reason to protect your savings with an Augusta Gold IRA. You can learn more in Augusta's free gold and silver IRA investment guide.
Some experts recommend putting 5%-10% of your assets into precious metals. This means even a relatively modest $100,000 retirement portfolio may be suited for an allocation of as much as $10,000 into physical gold and/or silver. As you consider the best way to implement a physical precious metals strategy into your retirement plan, we recommend speaking with the gold and silver retirement specialists at Augusta to learn what gold and silver products are available to help you reach your retirement and savings goals.
Stock market volatility and a weakened dollar are just two reasons gold and silver are used by investors to create properly-diversified portfolios. Bottom line: Investing in gold and silver can help secure the long-term buying power of your retirement savings, and the Augusta Gold IRA is an outstanding way to go about doing it.
You may want a reliable investing strategy for a satisfying, worry-free retirement. Or you may URGENTLY NEED to diversify your investments with purchases of gold, silver and other precious metals today. We can help.
At Augusta Precious Metals, we believe the future economy is going to DEMAND the superior investment potential of gold, silver and other precious metals to preserve the value of retirement savings. However, unlike the more limited ways you can access gold through your bank or discount brokerage, the Augusta Gold IRA represents a genuine investment in physical precious metals through a tax-deferred retirement account.
If you try to diversify your portfolio with gold and silver through your broker, you’ll be stuck investing in mining stocks, precious metals mutual funds, and gold and silver ETFs. With these instruments, you don’t enjoy anything near real diversification, because, as securities, they’re still subject to the prevailing winds of the equities markets.
The way to invest in gold so that you realize true diversification is directly in the physical asset itself. Gold has a historically low correlation with the stock market, but to ensure you receive that important benefit, you must buy the physical metal. An Augusta Gold IRA, therefore, represents the purest, and therefore the best, way to invest your IRA in gold and silver.
See answers to common questions below, or call us at 855-242-4121 and get a free Augusta silver and gold investing guide today!
A: The Augusta Gold IRA enables investment in IRS-approved physical gold, silver and other precious metals you can see and touch in person. You store your metals in an approved non-government depository storage facility for safekeeping. Augusta Precious Metals walks you through the few easy steps for setting up an Augusta Gold IRA. It’s simple--just sign a few forms and transfer funds from your existing retirement account.
A: Your Augusta Gold IRA precious metals are delivered, with free U.S. shipping and insurance, to a non-government depository storage facility you select. If the metals are segregated (set apart from all other metals in the storage facility), you can make an appointment to see and hold them in person. If your metals are not segregated, you still can make an appointment to see and hold metals in the forms purchased.
A: You can choose the depository most convenient for you from several locations in U.S. cities and one location out of the country. At this time, storage facilities are available in Los Angeles, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Jackson, Ohio; Wilmington, Delaware; New Castle, Delaware; and Springfield Gardens, New York, as well as Mississauga, Ontario, in Canada.
A: For personal reasons or in the unlikely event of any national or global economic, social or governmental disaster, you may choose to retrieve your precious metals from the depository storage facility. You can take a full or partial distribution from your Augusta Gold IRA or Augusta Silver IRA. If you store your metals with the Delaware Depository, Augusta has its own storage account and can quickly withdraw the metals on your behalf and wire the cash to you. Or you can request shipment directly to you through your custodian. You can even request a distribution from your custodian and go pick up the metals in person. As with any IRA distribution, early withdrawal of precious metals from an IRA may result in taxes and penalties unless rolled over to another qualified account.
A: Yes. The Augusta Gold IRA from Augusta Precious Metals has the same tax-deferment benefits and penalties as more common retirement plans, including Traditional IRAs and 401(k)s.
A: The approved storage facilities are not owned by the government. Each location is privately-owned. The precious metals within your Augusta Gold IRA are insured during shipping and while they are stored in the depository storage facility.
A: Yes, you can roll over funds from your Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k) and 403(b) to your Augusta Gold IRA from Augusta Precious Metals. To learn more about gold IRAs, get our free investment guides and receive a wealth of background information that will help you make smart precious metals decisions.
A: Generally, you may invest in coins minted by the U.S. government as legal tender, such as American Gold Eagles and American Silver Eagles (1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz). Certain coins minted by other nations as legal tender may also be IRS-approved.
Your Augusta® Gold IRA 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 in the event of a disaster. 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.