The stock market is at levels that might be considered frothy, especially in these uncertain times. Some IRA owners and investors may be concerned that their accounts are overexposed to equities. Who can blame them?
But the safest fixed income investments (CDs, Treasuries, and money-market funds) are paying near-zero interest rates. Investing some IRA money in gold and/or other precious metals like silver and platinum may be appealing to some folks.
This column covers the specifics on how to use IRAs to make direct investments in actual precious metal coins and bullion and indirect investments in the form of precious metal ETFs (exchange traded funds) and mining stocks — and…