Entries by Jim Hitt

Why Should Investors Own Gold in a Self-Directed IRA?

Holding gold in a Self-Directed IRA account isn’t the traditional path by any means. For most Americans, the idea of having enough in retirement comes solely through the stock market or the bond market: continuously contributing to accounts that will grow over the long-term. Gold provides an interesting counterpoint to a portfolio, reducing overall risk […]

Where to Place Your Self-Directed IRA Priorities

Owning a Self-Directed IRA often means that you value freedom and flexibility when it comes to your retirement priorities. But where should you place your Self-Directed IRA priorities? When you use a Self-Directed IRA, what are the benefits that many investors can employ from the start? Here are some of the reason’s investors choose Self-Directed […]

Self-Directed IRAs and Separating Facts from Myths

If you have only heard about Self-Directed IRAs and never looked into them yourself, you should not be surprised to find that there are some myths that pervade. After all, Self-Directed IRAs are not the traditional way most people invest. Most people use company plans like a 401(k) or a traditional plan like a Roth […]

What Happens to Your Retirement if the Stock Market Crashes?

One of the most critical questions retirement investors have to face is what to do if the stock market crashes. That’s because that many retirement investors don’t only rely on the stock market for ambitious returns in their portfolio, but because they also have to consider what their retirement timeline is like—and whether they’ll have […]