The Back-to-School Issue: Alternative Investments in an IRA

September 2006
Journal of Financial Planning;Sep2006, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p44
Academic Journal
This article reports on the kinds of investments that can be made through an individual retirement account (IRA). As many people are reaching retirement age, the interest in investing in IRAs will increase. The article recommends on investing in hedge funds, even though they are "tax inefficient," but warns that they usually have a "lock-up" requirement. Real estate is not recommended as an IRA investment, due to the fact that the owner can run into tax issues. The author does warn that some investment pieces are not allowed to be owned by an IRA, such as wine, stamp and antiques collections.


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