self-directed IRA

(redirected from Self-Directed IRAs)

Self-directed IRA

An IRA that the account holder can after appointing a custodian manager to carry out investment instructions.

Self-Directed IRA

An IRA in which the account holder has a great deal of control over the investments made on the account. That is, either the account holder or a designated representative has the ability to make investments with the contributions made to the account. Generally speaking, a self-directed IRA exists through a brokerage, which makes investments on behalf of the account holder. The brokerage may charge an annual fee for managing a self-directed IRA in addition to the commissions it charges on the individual trades.

self-directed IRA

An individual retirement account that permits its owner to have wide latitude as to types of assets and control over the investments within the account. A self-directed IRA generally refers to IRAs established at brokerage firms in which customers may buy and sell securities. Brokerage firms frequently charge an annual fee of up to $50 in addition to commissions on any trades in an account.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Polycomp Trust, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, serves as a non-traditional asset custodian for self-directed IRAs.
The IRS allows self-directed IRAs to invest in certain physical assets and property if they're held by an approved custodian.
Close to two-thirds (62%) of Gen X and younger investors also would be amenable to considering self-directed IRAs vs.
Bitcoin IRA is a bitcoin-based IRA provider offering an alternative for self-directed IRAs by working to provide secure, high-quality bitcoin investments.
The Obama administration, now led by Perez and President Obama, argues that the new standard is needed because "there has been a dramatic shift" from employer-sponsored defined benefit plans to self-directed IRAs and 401(k)s.
investors with $10,000 or more in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, self-directed IRAs, and 401(k)s.
Self-directed IRAs (SDI RAs), in which investors choose their own, often nontraditional, investments, have grown enormously in popularity.
However, one type of IRA could be of particular interest to business people who have accumulated a lifetime of experience and knowledge in a particular industry: self-directed IRAs.
2) Scam artists using self-directed IRAs to mask fraud.
He's not surprised at the number of investors who are willing to move into self-directed IRAs, saying the trend is expected to either stay constant or increase.
The guide includes a foreword by an expert on self-directed IRAs, tips on matching retirement funds to financial goals, a glossary of acronyms and terms, resources, and life expectancy tables.
Today, thanks to the creation of administrative custodians and trustees who specialize in self-directed IRAs, the answer to this question is "Yes, you can tap IRAs and retirement plans for real estate related investing, with no more administrative paper than it takes to open a broker-dealer account or your own IRA.