American IRA Discusses Does Volatility in the Stock Market Demonstrate the Value of the Self-Directed IRA?

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Volatility in the stock market can frighten some investors, even those with a long-term time horizon. American IRA discusses, can a Self-Directed IRA be the solution for these investors?

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American IRA CEO, Jim Hitt

You do not have to put all your eggs in one basket to make money for your retirement portfolio

Investors with a lot of money in the stock market tend to hang off of every movement in the Dow Jones. But is this really the best way to approach retirement? According to a recent post at American IRA, there are ways to diversify a retirement portfolio beyond small-cap and large-cap stocks. Using a Self-Directed IRA, a retirement investor can also use the tax advantages of an IRA to cover a wide range of investment assets, including precious metals, real estate and even private business stock.

The post, hosted at the American IRA blog, highlighted how this strategy can help investors who are worried about impending stock market returns to have some more financial confidence. By moving some money away from the stock market—yet still seeking returns in other asset classes—investors can use the tax advantages of an IRA to continue to build extraordinary amounts of wealth for their retirement.

“The stock market is a powerful vehicle for wealth creation,” said Jim Hitt, CEO of American IRA. “But it’s not the only vehicle. Why should an investor trust all of their eggs in the basket of the public stock market when there are so many different avenues for building a powerful retirement portfolio? There may even be other options for them, such as using leverage with real estate, that they did not know they could do with a retirement account. These methods help produce wealth that lasts even when the stock market is down.”

In addition to adding diversity to a retirement portfolio, these strategies can also help with the individual stocks and stock funds in a portfolio. An investor with a wide range of asset classes is less inclined to panic and sell when the stock market dips. A more diverse portfolio means more confidence and peace when the stock market is plunging, which can encourage better financial habits in the long run.

“You do not have to put all your eggs in one basket to make money for your retirement portfolio,” said Jim Hitt. “With this post, we showed that there are some amazing ways to get off the ‘volatility wagon’ that comes with Wall Street.”

For more information on diversifying out of the stock market and avoiding the impact of volatility, read the blog at or call 866-7500-IRA today.

American IRA, LLC was established in 2004 by Jim Hitt, CEO in Asheville, NC.
The mission of American IRA is to provide the highest level of customer service in the self-directed retirement industry. Jim Hitt and his team have grown the company to over $400 million in assets under administration by educating 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.

As a Self-Directed IRA administrator, they are a neutral third party. They do not make any recommendations to any person or entity associated with investments of any type (including financial representatives, investment promoters or companies, or employees, agents or representatives associated with these firms). They are not responsible for and are not bound by any statements, representations, warranties or agreements made by any such person or entity and do not provide any recommendation on the quality profitability or reputability of any investment, individual or company. The term "they" refers to American IRA, located in Asheville and Charlotte, NC."

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