Self-Directed IRA Administration Firm Explains Investing for Retirement with “Alternative” Assets

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What are “alternative” assets for retirement investing? American IRA, a Self-Directed IRA administration firm in Asheville, North Carolina, explains the myriad options available to retirement investors who want to branch out their investments.

Investors don’t know what they’re missing out on when it comes to retirement, according to James Hitt of American IRA in Asheville, North Carolina. Hitt, the CEO of American IRA, explained recently that there are plenty of different asset classes available to those who choose to invest using a Self-Directed IRA.

Explaining these different avenues at , Hitt pointed out the danger of using a retirement nest egg in just one asset class. The stock market, he argues, is essentially “putting all of your eggs in one basket,” even if you believe yourself to be well-diversified within the stock market with a variety of funds.

“The truth about diversification is that you haven’t truly achieved it until you have more than one asset class,” said Hitt. “So you own stock. Is that enough? What happens if the entire market tanks, which history suggests is only a matter of time?”

Although the stock market does produce good returns on long-term average, Hitt believes that a responsible investor won’t rely on any one type of asset class for their entire retirement. In the article at, he detailed many different options available to those with Self-Directed IRAs, including LLCs, commodities, physical gold and precious metals, direct ownership of real estate, tax liens and certificates, and more.

Retirement investors who want to make sure that their wealth stays wealth and grows over the long term should look to more than just one type of investment to avoid putting all of their proverbial eggs in one basket. And it’s clear that more and more investors are waking up to the fact that the stock market really is just one basket—and when it falls, a well-diversified stock portfolio tends to fall as well.

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American IRA services thousands of clients and has over $300 million in assets under administration.

American IRA was built by investors for investors, and brings their successful investment experience to the table, providing excellent educational material showing the public that their Self-Directed IRA account can invest in a variety of assets such as real estate, private lending, limited liability companies, precious metals and much more.

American IRA is conveniently located in Asheville, NC and Charlotte, NC, and serves clients nationwide.

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