How to get a self-directed IRA

Experts recommend placing about 10% of any portfolio in precious metals as a hedge against asset value erosion. Thanks to Kitco’s relationships with leading custodians, you can easily add precious metals to your IRA portfolio too*. Here’s how it works:

Step 1

Open an IRA with one of our partner custodians and nominate Kitco as your account representative.

Already have a funded IRA with one of these custodians? Just skip to Step 3.

Step 2

Fund your new IRA or transfer funds from an existing IRA into the new one.

You can also roll your 401K over into a precious metal IRA. Your IRA custodian can advise you about this.

Step 3

Log into your account and make a screenshot of the account information page that shows the balance of funds held in your IRA.

Need help with making a screenshot?
* While Kitco can facilitate the process of placing precious metals in your IRA, we cannot render any investment advice. We therefore recommend that you consult a qualified tax and/or financial advisor to gain an understanding of the risks involved in placing precious metals in your IRA and see the official Internal Revenue Service website for information on the laws that govern IRAs.
Nominating Kitco as an account representative is not mandatory but is strongly recommended. Doing so will enable us to greatly streamline the order placement process. GoldStar Trust Company customers will be required to submit an Investment Direction before transacting with Kitco.
Kitco Metals Inc. does not endorse or assume responsibility for the content of external or third-party websites.

Step 4

  • With your account screenshot on hand, call 1 877 775-4826 and ask for an IRA specialist.
  • We will open your Kitco account if you don’t already have one.
  • You can then order any of our many IRA-eligible products.
  • Your products will be delivered directly to your IRA.