New York, NY (PRWEB) January 25, 2013
According to industry pioneer, Equity Trust Company, self directed IRAs allowed investors the valuable option to take knowledge they earned through a lifetime of education, career success, and life experience and apply to investing for their retirement. Previously, investments in an IRA were limited to what the stock market held: stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. These are still strong options to consider and no one would argue against a diverse investment portfolio, but what if your knowledge lies in real estate, cattle ranches, farm equipment, alpacas, or heavy machinery?
Then a self-directed IRA and holding non-traditional assets could be what you are looking for.
Equity Trust Company’s founder understood the complaints about limited options for investing and saw the potential for people to change their family’s legacy by investing in the things they were experts in. If you can build a career in real estate, why not build a future for your golden years and generations to come with that same savvy and expertise? Yet, articles like SFGate’s recent posting on the disadvantages of real estate investing bring up concerns common to those not familiar with self directed IRAs or non-traditional investments.
An executive at Equity Trust Company says it best:
“Investing in real estate with an IRA is not for everyone, but for many investors tired of the volatility of the stock market and looking for diversification, real estate is an option for retirement savings. And despite claims to the contrary, for people experienced in real estate investing there aren’t many differences in the process with an IRA. There are some differences, but with an experienced and competent custodian the process can be simple. Plus, if investors use a Roth IRA, profits can be tax-free.”
Equity Trust Company currently has more than 130,000 clients, spread across all 50 states. The company administers more than $11 billion in retirement plan assets.
Equity Trust Company is the country's foremost provider of self-directed IRAs and 401(k)s, with more than 130,000 clients in all 50 states and close to $11 billion of retirement plan assets under administration. The company believes in self-directed retirement accounts as ideal vehicles for generating long-term wealth, as they allow investors the freedom to invest funds as they determine. At Equity Trust Company complaints about restrictive traditional retirement programs are commonly heard, and the company responds to these complaints by providing information about the alternatives available through self-directed programs.