• Unprecedented access to the global physical bullion marketplace for IRA holders, providing significant advantages to investors in terms of liquidity, pricing and investment security.
  • Live exchange pricing from multiple liquidity providers worldwide offers investors the most competitive prices available in the bullion market today.
  • Secure online trading platform gives your IRA custodian direct access to the Allocated Bullion Exchange, effectively cutting out the retail dealer middleman.
  • Precious Metals are strictly LBMA certified “Good Delivery” (Bars & Coins) which meet or exceed IRS quality standards.
  • All bullion is directly allocated in the name of the SDIRA account holder, stored and fully insured in our high security NYC vault with Malca-Amit, eliminating the need for any depository facility transfer fees.
  • Your Self-Directed IRA is opened and managed by The Preferred Trust Company, a highly qualified U.S. regulated IRS approved Custodian.

Follow These 5 Easy Steps to Get Started

Step 1

Open Your Account

Open your self-directed precious metals IRA account with Preferred Trust Company, by completing and submitting a new account application.

Open Account Fee Schedule


Step 2

Fund Your Preferred Trust Self-Directed IRA Account

Fund your IRA account with a transfer from a current IRA or a roll over from your 401(k) from a previous employer. Complete the Transfer and Conversion Form and provide a copy of your current fiduciary account statement.

Transfer Form

Step 3

Select IRS Qualified Precious Metals

Choose your precious metals investment from the LBMA qualified / IRS approved “Good Delivery” bars & coins available.

Bullion Capital Products  Bullion Capital Vault Advantage Customer Agreement


Step 4

Submit Your Buy Direction Letter

After new self-directed IRA account is funded, complete and submit the Precious Metals Investment Authorization and Direction form identifying purchase and depository details.


Step 5

New Owner of Precious Metals

Preferred Trust Company, as your Custodian, executes your requested transaction on behalf of your Self-Directed IRA from Bullion Capital.  All account transactions can be viewed through our online portals. Access will be provided at the time of account establishment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have more than one IRA?

Yes. An investor may have multiple IRAs, but no matter how many you have your total annual contribution limits remains the same.

Can I transfer money from an existing IRA account to fund my Precious Metal IRA, without incurring any tax penalties?

Yes. If you have an existing IRA 401(k), the easiest way to set up a new Precious Metal IRA is by transfer.  You transfer the amount you want to invest in a new IRA, and there are no tax penalties.  Your IRA custodian knows exactly how to do this and will facilitate the process. 

What types of IRAs are eligible to transfer or roll over?

All IRAs (Traditional IRA, ROTH IRA, SEP IRA, Simple IRA, Solo) are eligible for direct roll over.  Ask your IRA custodian for details of any limitations 

Can I open a new IRA with a contribution

Yes, you can open a new IRA with a contribution, and your annual contribution limit remains the same 

Is there a minimum dollar amount for an IRA purchase?

No, self-directed IRAs do not have a minimum investment level as you control what you invest in however some precious metal companies have a minimum purchase amount for an IRA. Bullion Capital has a $2,000 USD minimum purchase level.

Is there a minimum dollar amount when I wish to sell my IRA Precious Metals back?

No. You can liquidate all or part of your self-directed IRA through Preferred Trust Company anytime at current market prices.

What is the difference between investing in a Precious Metal IRA and owning a Precious Metal ETF?

ETFs, or exchange traded funds, are most popular with traders and investors who need to quickly move in and out of markets.  Physical metals are favored by those who buy and hold.  If you own the physical metal you always have the option of taking physical possession of the actual metal, while an ETF is a paper instrument with counter party risks