Allegiance Gold provides two options for IRA Precious Metals: Self Directed and Self-Storage. Both options provide the myriad benefits of owning physical precious metals; however, the difference lies in where the physical precious metals are stored
Some investors prefer storing the metals at designated depositories, such as Delaware Depository, the largest precious metals depository outside of New York City. The precious metals at the depository are insured up to $1 billion by Loyd’s of London. Some investors prefer Brink’s, the largest non-bank, non-government holder of precious metals in the world,
The main benefit of the self-storage IRA is the ability to store metals outside of the depository. Doing so would minimize and or eliminate annual recurring storage fees. Some precious metals may be stored at the possession of a trustee such as in a bank safe deposit box in the name of the LLC. Some investors prefer to store their precious metals at the safety of their own home.
Allegiance Gold provides two options for investing your IRA in precious metals. While both options are set up as self directed, each option has its unique benefits and complexity. The following chart provides a highlight of the two options.
|Benefits||Self Directed IRA||Self Storage IRA|
|Hedge against national Debt||✓||✓|
|Hedge against geopolitical risk||✓||✓|
|Hedge against inflation||✓||✓|
|Hedge against fluctuating dollar value||✓||✓|
|Protect against market correction||✓||✓|
|Own physical precious metals||✓||✓|
|Managed by qualified custodian||✓||✓|
|Required to be stored in a depository||✓||x|
|Stored at your home or other location||x||✓|
|Immediate access to precious metals||x||✓|