Precious Metals IRA

Precious Metals IRA

Consider weakening currencies, international tensions and natural disasters in a world where light-speed communications can turn any geopolitical murmur into a major shock to the financial system. Physical Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium provide protection against these major financial shocks by creating a strategically balanced investment portfolio. Precious Metals give your retirement portfolio the benefit of:

  • A hedge for purchasing power When inflation devalues paper currency, the relative purchasing power of Gold and Silver generally remains intact.
  • Insurance for other investments Precious Metals values generally move independently of stocks, bonds, and Treasury bills, making them a possible hedge against unstable markets and keeping your portfolio balanced.

A Precious Metals IRA is a Self-Directed IRA. You can invest in your choice of IRA-approved products. APMEX specialists are available to help you diversify your assets into a Precious Metals portfolio. Any profits from the sales of your investments can be tax deferred, just like any profits from any IRA, as long as you keep the proceeds from your sale with your custodian for reinvestment or transfer the proceeds to another IRA account.

APMEX helps you get the most from a Precious Metals IRA. We have specialists dedicated to helping you every step of the way. They can be reached at (800) 418-0235 or by email,

How To Get Started

Open A Custodian Account

The IRS requires that you keep your IRA Precious Metals in a custodian account. The custodians listed below have working relationships with APMEX and offer high quality, reliable service that we value.

Fund The Account

Once you have opened a custodial account, you can fund a new account, transfer or roll over existing IRA or former employer 401(k). Any questions, please contact an APMEX IRA Specialist at (800) 418-0235.

Purchase Approved Products

Once your account is funded, call APMEX and purchase products for your IRA. We have many bullion products that qualify for a Precious Metals IRA.

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Did you know you could have more than one IRA? Or how easy it is to set up an IRA just for Precious Metals? See how easy it is to set up a new IRA or roll over funds from an existing IRA or a 401(k).

The Entrust Group Logo The Entrust Group 555 12th Street #1250
Oakland, CA 94607
Toll Free: 877.545.0544
Fax: 775.850.9118
Self Directed IRA Services, Inc. Logo Self Directed IRA Services, Inc. 215 Mary Avenue, Suite 311
Waco, TX 76701
Toll Free: 866.928.9394
Fax: 512.495.9554
Gold Star Trust Company Logo Goldstar Trust Company P.O. Box 719
Canyon, TX 79015
Toll Free: 800.486.6888
Fax: 806.655.2530
Equity Institutional Logo Equity Institutional P.O. Box 451159
Westlake, OH 44145
Toll Free: 800.955.3434
Fax: 440.366.3750
New Direction IRA, Inc. Logo New Direction IRA, Inc. 1070 W. Century Drive, Suite 101
Louisville, CO 80027
Toll Free: 877.742.1270
Fax: 303.665.5962
The Kingdom Trust Company Logo Kingdom Trust Company Sioux Falls, SD, Chicago, IL, Murray, KY
Toll Free: 888.753.6972
Fax: 270.226.1001

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 remain 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 or 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 or 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.

Does APMEX have a minimum dollar amount for an IRA purchase?
Yes, the minimum purchase from APMEX for an IRA is $2,000 (USD).

Is there a minimum dollar amount when I wish to sell my IRA Precious Metals back to APMEX?
Yes, our minimum purchase for all sales to APMEX is $1,000 (USD).

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 counterparty risks.

For more information, download our IRA pdf or talk to one of our IRA Specialists by phone at (800) 418-0235 or by email at

Precious Metals IRA

Keep in mind that for products to qualify for a Precious Metals IRA, they must meet minimum fineness requirements as set by the IRS (the Gold American Eagle is the only exception).

  • Gold: .995 fine
  • Silver: .999 fine
  • Platinum: .9995 fine
  • Palladium: .9995 fine

3 Basics of Retirement Planning

Because your IRA may be your most important investment portfolio, you’ll want to...

  • Start Early

    • So you have more savings available when it comes time to retire.

  • Take advantage of tax benefits

    • Discuss with your accountant, financial advisor or IRA Custodian.

  • Diversify

    • This is as important in a retirement fund as it is in any investment portfolio.

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