Stock Market’s Got You Down? Consider Alternative Assets as a Retirement Plan Pick-Me-Up
The stock market’s performance in early February likely has many savvy investors thinking about alternative (“alt”) funds as a hedge against market volatility. According to FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) alt funds might invest in assets such as global real estate, loans, start-up companies and unlisted securities that offer exposure beyond traditional stocks, bonds and cash.
Luckily, you can replicate what alt funds are doing by establishing a self-directed IRA and investing in your choice of non-publicly traded alternatives.
There are many alternative assets that investors may include in their self-directed retirement plans as a way to diversify their retirement portfolios—and build retirement wealth with nontraditional investments they already know and understand.
- Interested in being someone’s angel investor?
You can include private equity in your self-directed IRA.
- Do you already invest in precious metals like gold and silver?
Your self-directed IRA can own them too—as long as they’re stored and held at a depository.
- Thinking of investment property?
Your self-directed retirement plan can invest in rental property, office buildings, multi-family housing, warehouses, raw land, rehabs and more.
- Does someone you know need a loan to pay for college?
Your self-directed retirement plan can make that loan and earn tax-advantaged interest as the borrower repays it.
These are just some of the myriad ways you can include nontraditional investments in a tax-advantaged retirement plan. And, when you open a self-directed IRA with Next Generation Trust Company, you get complimentary education, full account administration, transaction support and asset custodial services under one umbrella.
If you’re interested in perking up your portfolio with alternative assets you already know and understand, check out our Starter Kits to open an account and sign up for our monthly newsletter for timely tips. Have questions? Contact our team at Info@NextGenerationTrust.com or 1.888.857.8058