Alternative investments in a self-directed IRA give you control of your retirement.

While typical IRA custodians or brokerage firms continue to invest your money in traditional stocks and bonds, a self-directed IRA custodian empowers account owners to take total control in making their own investment choices. Individuals who have a self-directed real estate IRA and other savings plans also gain the freedom to make investments in things they know and understand, at a pace within their own comfort zones.

The Advanta IRA® allows you to hold an endless list of alternative investments like real estate rentals and private mortgage lending, as well as the more traditional holdings in stocks and bonds, which promotes crucial diversification in retirement portfolios. Alternative investments have the potential to build tax-free or tax-deferred wealth in your self-directed IRA, sometimes at a faster pace than traditional investment methods.

Alternative investments permissible in self-directed plans:

Some examples of other alternative investments allowed within self-directed IRAs include cattle, timber, oil and gas opportunities, accounts receivable, rental homes or condos, commercial real estate and even raw land. There are many assets available through self-direction. The only alternative investments you may not hold within your IRA are life insurance contracts and collectibles. Learn more about self-directed IRA rules and regulations.

The key is to invest in what you know best at a pace that’s comfortable for you. Let our concierge-style service take care of the rest.