Traditional or Roth?

In a previous post, we discussed the process of converting a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. Sometimes it helps to simplify things a bit, so in this post, we briefly outline four notable characteristics of these two IRA types in the infograph below. Tax incentives may be most important to the majority of retirement investors when determining […]

What alternative asset is right for you? (Part 2: Precious Metals)

In our “What alternative asset is right for you?” blog series, we provide some reasons why an investor might choose one asset class over another. Kingdom Trust understands that not everyone has a specific asset in mind when starting out with a Self-Directed IRA, so we’re here to provide a few examples of the mindsets, […]

GUEST POST: What’s a “Bad Actor”?

By Scott Purcell Per SEC rules, no company may raise capital if any officer, director, promoter or beneficial owner of 20% or more of its equity is a “Bad Actor”. So what is a “Bad Actor” in regulatory-speak? On July 10, 2013, the SEC adopted bad actor disqualification provisions for Rule 506 (b & c) […]

Could real estate investments be negatively impacted by DOL proposal?

By Charles “Bo” Ives, President A Department of Labor proposal that seeks to eliminate conflicts of interest by advisors could end up making non-traded Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) off-limits to qualified retirement accounts, according to an Investor’s Business Daily article. By attempting to improve the retirement landscape, the Labor Department could effectively prevent access […]

Which alternative asset is right for you? (Part 1: Real Estate)

Let’s face it: not everyone knows what to invest in when starting out with a Self-Directed IRA. After all, when you mix in the multitude of alternative investment options with the traditional stock, bond and mutual fund cocktail, your options are almost endless. Don’t fret! Alternative asset investing gives you the freedom to use retirement […]

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