One of the things I most look forward to at Thanksgiving is pie. At our traditional family meal dessert is always pie, and not just pumpkin, although it is definitely included. No, everyone’s favorite flavor of pie is baked: apple, cherry, chocolate, pecan, lemon meringue, even mincemeat. Which made choosing which slice you wanted a very tough decision. With all those options who wants to settle for just one? I usually end up getting a tiny piece of several kinds of pie, giving me a colorful plate and a satisified sweet tooth.
Your investment portfolio , your retirement pie-chart, should be similar- colorful and diversified. It should include traditional investments such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds as well as alternative investments such as real estate, precious metals, natural resources, and private offerings. Having a variety of investments can increase your overall portfolio performance and insulate your portfolio through market corrections.
A Self-Directed IRA is one way to diversify and add alternative investments to your portfolio. With a Self-Directed IRA you can invest in :
- precious metals
- real estate
- trust or mortgage deeds
- energy investments
- private LPs and LLCs
- promissory notes
- and much more.
So, pull out the pie chart of your investment portfolio and see how many “slices” you have, then talk to us to add a different flavor to your plate.