Stock Market’s Got You Down? Consider Alternative Assets as a Retirement Plan Pick-Me-Up

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.

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

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Deposit Coupon

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Transfer Form

Use this form to move funds or other assets from an account at another institution to the same type of account at Next Generation. This type of fund movement is not reported to the IRS and can be done as often as you would like. Remember to check with the other institution to find out if they require a Medallion Guarantee in order to release your funds. We will require a current account statement from the relinquishing custodian in order to process. (Original Required)

Rollover Form

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Traditional to Roth Conversion Request

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Recharacterization Notice and Direction to Transfer

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