A Self-Directed IRA gives you, as an individual, complete control over selecting and directing your individual retirement account investments. You make all decisions regarding your investments.
With a Self-Directed IRA you are not limited to the typical investment offerings of an IRA custodian or trustee, such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, certificates of deposit and savings. In a self-directed account, you can invest in what you know and understand best.
Some of the many options you can invest in:real estate
- notes (secured and unsecured)
- non-public offerings
- hedge funds
- oil and gas
- precious metals
- raw land
- and many other types of assets
The only investments not permitted in a Self-Directed IRA are:
As your investments earn profits, those earnings are placed directly into your Self-Directed IRA, tax-deferred; saving you money in taxes each year.
In short, a Self-Directed IRA gives you the opportunity to control your investments.