Many investors are drawn to gold’s role as a diversifier – due to its low correlation to most mainstream assets – and as a hedge against systemic risk and strong stock market pullbacks. Some use it as a store of wealth and as an inflation and currency hedge.
Gold is not only useful in periods of higher uncertainty. Its price has increased by an average of 10% per year since 1971 when gold began to be freely traded following the collapse of Bretton Woods. And gold’s long-term returns have been comparable to stocks and higher than bonds or commodities
As a strategic asset, gold has historically improved the risk-adjusted returns of portfolios, delivering returns while reducing losses and providing liquidity to meet liabilities in times of market stress.
A Precious Metals IRA is similar to a traditional IRA. However, as the name suggests, a Precious Metals IRA allows for physical gold, silver, platinum or palladium to be held in a tax-deferred retirement account under your name and overseen by a third-party custodian.
Physical metals can offer an additional layer of protection, helping to maintain the value of your hard-earned dollars. Diversification of assets outside of stocks and mutual funds can help guard against market volatility. Periods of inflation, economic downturns, and unexpected geopolitical events are a few examples when metals have historically shined.
The law allows for both transfers from traditional IRAs as well as rollovers from qualified retirement plans such as 401(k), 401(a), 403(b), 457 and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). In order to invest your IRA in physical precious metals, you have to open a special type of IRA called a “Self-Directed IRA” and you should work with a company who contracts with an IRS-approved storage facility with experience managing physical assets. The Oxford Gold Group has dedicated IRA specialists who manage this process should you decide to diversify into precious metals.
If your current IRA account is invested in stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, bonds (or other traditional investment vehicles), then it is highly unlikely that your current IRA provider is able or willing to manage a physical asset such as precious metals.
We know that there are many options when it comes to choosing a precious metals company to work with. The Oxford Gold Group tailors investment strategies to meet our clients' financial risk thresholds. We protect and preserve equity and grow your investments over time.
The Oxford Gold Group has developed a broad range of products and services to accommodate any investment strategy. The primary focus of the Oxford Gold Group is to provide individual investors the opportunity to invest in a tangible asset portfolio. We are dedicated to understanding investor needs and protecting the interest of the investor.
Open Your Account
Your Account Partner will walk you through the application process. Most applications only take 10 minutes to complete.
Our IRA Department contacts your current IRA custodian and requests a funds transfer to your new Self Direct IRA.
Once your new account is funded, you work with your Account Partner to select the metals you would like to have in your new account. The metals are shipped to DDSC for storage and insurance.