When you purchase precious metals, you are buying an asset that has been valued since ancient times. Physical gold adds security to your investment portfolio. As there is a finite amount of gold in the world, its relative purchasing power tends to remain stable during periods of inflation. Precious metals prices do fluctuate, but they generally move independent of the stock market. For a stable investment independent of stocks and bonds, that can protect your purchasing power and preserve your wealth, smart investors buy physical gold.
In times of geopolitical uncertainty, market fluctuation, and economic downturns gold provides a steady hedge. Gold is a great way to balance your portfolio with intrinsic value and protecting you against the next market crash.
A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security. As such, the asset is virtually impossible to counterfeit – making it ideal as an investment vehicle. Many cryptocurrencies work upon decentralized systems based in blockchain technology, which is an open source, distributed ledger system that connects the entire network of computers on the blockchain. This transparency and near immediate verification of transactions, has pushed cryptocurrencies to the forefront of the alternative asset class. A defining feature of cryptocurrency, and arguably its greatest allure, is its organic nature. It is not issued by any central authority, which renders it theoretically immune to government interference or manipulation. The ability to utilize a cryptocurrency for an exchange, rather than fiat currency, allows owners the freedom from dependence upon banks and financial institutions to facilitate transactions. Moreover, this freedom from traditional banking networks eliminates the fees and costs commonly associated with such transactions.
A Reliant IRA is a self-directed, IRS compliant Individual Retirement Account (IRA) that allows a client to hold Precious Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Lifeshares, and/or Annuities. You may open a Reliant IRA directly, or perform a tax-free rollover or transfer funds from a previous retirement account (401k, SEP, TSP, 403b) into a new RELIANT IRA account.
Our IRS approved custodian(s) hold in custody the contents of IRA approved assets for the benefit of the account owner. A Reliant IRA functions in the same way as a traditional IRA, however, instead of holding paper assets, you can buy and own physical metals, crypocurrencies, lifeshares and annuities.
When you open a self-directed IRA with Reliant Assets, you are empowered to make your own investment decisions and choose, for yourself, which IRA eligible assets best suit your investment and wealth preservation goals.
Life Shares is a partial ownership interest in a privileged investment vehicle called a life settlement. Empirical data continues to show how life settlements have averaged superior returns while keeping principal safe.
The life settlement asset class came into existence over 100 years ago, but has only been available to institutional and ultra high-net-worth investors. As a result of recent legislation, however, it is now accessible to California residents who qualify.
An annuity is a contract between a purchaser and an insurance company. The purchaser invests in the annuity either via a lump sum premium or a series of payments, and in return, the insurance company makes payments to the purchaser on a future date or series of dates. While annuities are not life insurance policies, they are typically issued by life insurance companies and are considered insurance products.
An annuity can be a part of your total retirement strategy, in that you can purchase one with a lump sum or regular premium payments over time. Annuity assets grow tax-deferred, and interest is compounded. When you begin making withdrawals