Diversify Your Retirement Portfolio With Self Directed IRAs


Take a ride on the self-directed IRA train. Diversify your retirement portfolio into alternative investments such as real estate, LLCs, private equity, and more! All types of self-directed IRAs can invest in alternative assets.

Investing with a self-directed IRA is easy! Watch our video on self-directed IRAs below. Read one of our blogs on diversifying your retirement portfolio. Attend one of our upcoming webinars to learn more. Or, schedule a consultation with one of our IRA experts. You may also call us at 239-333-1032 for more information!


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Real Estate

A self directed IRA gives you the freedom to invest in real estate-related vehicles. Invest in raw land, rental properties (single and multi-unit), commercial property, notes, tax liens, and more. Many find real estate attractive because it is fairly easy to navigate and tangible property secures the investment.

Learn more about investing in real estate using a self directed IRA.

Private Lending

Did you know you can lend money from your IRA account? Lending from an IRA has been an available investment option since IRAs were created in 1974. But, many investors are either unaware or unable to find a provider to service the investment. Midland provides investors the freedom to lend from their IRAs and receive principal and interest like a bank. Lending from an IRA gives investors the freedom to set their own terms. It provides the investors more control over the growth of their retirement funds.

Learn more about privately lending money from a self directed IRA.

LLCs & Trust

Purchasing non-traditional assets with an SDIRA can help individuals diversify their investments. Alternative investments may guard retirement portfolios against economic changes. Investing in LLCs and trusts is one of the many options available with a self directed IRA.

An LLC is a legal organization that provides the tax advantages of a partnership while limiting the legal liability of the individual partners in the same way a corporation does. Forming an LLC can be a great way to partner in purchasing investments.

Learn more about investing your self directed IRA with a single-member LLC.

Set up your single-member LLC through Midland Forms.

Private Equity

A self-directed retirement plan can invest in most types of private offerings. These offerings can include c-corps, LLCs, LPs, hedge funds, and more. When investing in private equity, the IRA receives dividends from the investments. The dividends are either tax-deferred (traditional IRAs) or tax-free (Roth IRAs).

Learn more about investing in private equity with a self-directed IRA.

Futures & Forex

With a Midland self-directed IRA, exchange-traded investments can be made through a broker or dealer, as long as the dealer/broker accept third-party brokerage accounts. Midland IRA allows investors the control of choosing their own investments.

Learn more about investing in futures with a self-directed IRA.

Learn more about investing in forex with a self-directed IRA.


Crowdfunding is reshaping the financial industry. It has gained a lot of attention over the past few years. Many investors wonder if they can use their IRAs to invest through different crowdfunding platforms. The answer is, YES!

Midland allows clients to invest through the platform of their choice, as long as it accepts IRAs.

Crowdfunding has been helping individuals, companies, and groups raise capital for decades. With an SDIRA, investors have the freedom to take advantage of these opportunities. Midland makes it easy for clients to take control of their retirement funds by choosing the assets they desire.

Learn more about crowdfunding using a self directed IRA.

Precious Metals

A self directed IRA can buy precious metals. But, the purchased assets must meet the IRS purity requirements. Collectibles (such as some coins) are prohibited in IRAs. Precious metals add diversity to portfolios while hedging against market cycles and inflation.

Most financial professionals agree that asset diversification can be a key to success. As a premier self directed administrator, we handle all requirements involved with holding metals in your IRA. We arrange for storage in a depository, facilitate valuations for IRS reporting, and provide account administration.

To maintain a tax-advantaged status, it is important for investors to understand three things. One, the benefits of investing in precious metals. Two, the rules and guidelines involved with precious metal investments. And third, the type of precious metals that qualify.

Learn more about investing in precious metals with a self directed IRA.

Hedge Funds

Investors who use self directed IRAs can use cash from the accounts to buy shares in hedge funds. Hedge fund investments can provide tax-sheltered retirement income and diversity in their portfolios.

Examples of hedge fund asset classes include: equities, fixed income, commodities, and currencies.

Learn more about investing in hedge funds with a self directed IRA.

Other Alternative Investments

SDIRAs allow you to free yourself from the limitations of typical stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. Invest in assets that can do as well, if not better, than traditional investments. The fact is, alternative investment options are almost limitless. The only two assets you can not invest in are life insurance and collectibles.

There are many alternative investment options you can choose to build retirement income.

Examples of other alternative investments include accounts receivable, commercial paper, oil and gas, mineral rights, equipment leasing, structured settlements, timberland, building bonds, limited partnerships, rights or warrants, tax lien certificates, and deeds.

Learn more about investing in other alternative investments.