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Precious Metal Self-Directed IRA

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?

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.

Contact Kitco at 1 877 775-4826 to get started.

Why You Need a Self-Directed IRA 

Why Self-Direct?

Asset diversification is especially critical for your retirement savings. It helps your portfolio to weather volatile markets and turbulent times. The trouble is that while all IRAs offer great tax advantages, most don’t allow you any control over what your money is placed in. So you cannot really balance your portfolio appropriately.

But there is an alternative. With a self-directed IRA, you get to choose the asset classes that you want to place your money in. The makeup of your portfolio is determined by your own investment decisions and choices instead of those of your employer or fund manager.

Why Precious Metals?

Because they tend to retain their value more than other assets, precious metals have traditionally acted as a buffer against instability. Market upheavals usually have a lower impact on precious metals than on other assets. Financial experts have always recommended placing about 10% of your funds in precious metals as a prudent strategy.

You can place precious metals in traditional and Roth IRAs and even in some 401K plans. You can transfer your existing IRA to a precious metal IRA without incurring taxes or penalties. At the end of its term, you can cash out your IRA or take possession of your precious metals to sell later. Placing precious metals in your IRA thus gives you flexibility in addition to a better balanced portfolio.

Contact Kitco at 1 877 775-4826 to get started.

IRA-Eligible Precious Metal Products 

For your IRA or 401K, you can choose from among the following:

Buy Gold

  • 1 oz Gold American Eagle coins
  • 1 oz Gold American Buffalo coins
  • 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Gold bars from various recognized refiners

Buy Silver

  • 1 oz Silver American Eagle coins
  • 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • 10 oz Silver Royal Canadian Mint Bar
  • 100 oz Silver Royal Canadian Mint Bar
  • Silver bars from various recognized refiners including Sunshine Mint bars

Buy Platinum

  • 1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Platinum bars from various recognized refiners

Buy Palladium

  • 1 oz Palladium Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Palladium bars from various recognized refiners

Contact Kitco at 1 877 775-4826 to get started.

Custodians Offering Self-Directed IRAs 

Kitco, the world’s most trusted precious metals company, has established relationships with some of the most highly reputed, market-leading IRA custodians to help you gain the advantage of precious metals in your IRA.

Our Partners

To enjoy streamlined procedures and quick service, set up a precious metal IRA account with any of the our following partner custodians:

The Kitco advantage

Placing precious metals in your IRA through Kitco means:

  • Dealing with a company that has a solid international reputation and over 35 years of experience in the precious metals industry
  • Being guided through every step of the process by a highly trained precious metal IRA specialist
  • Enjoying special volume discounts on select purchases
  • Getting fast-tracked by some of the most reputed IRA custodians that partner with Kitco
  • Having products delivered to your account within four days of your payment being cleared

Contact Kitco at 1 877 775-4826 to get started.

* 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.

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