Per the Rules and Limitations of a Roth IRA Rollover, a Roth IRA has plenty of investment options but can be limited by the IRA custodian and IRS rules. These are the types of investments that a standard IRA owner should be able to invest in:
Individual bonds (corporate and government)
Mutual fund shares
Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) shares
Certificates of Deposit (CDs)
Money Market Fund shares
In short, this means that you cannot invest in physical gold bullion (or any other approved investment metal) through a standard Roth IRA. The simplest way to invest in gold through your IRA is to purchase stocks in gold mining companies or to purchase a mutual fund that includes mining company stocks. This strategy is referred to as buying “paper gold.” There are also gold ETFs (GLD) and mining ETFs which provide indirect access to gold investing.
Choosing a Gold IRA Company for your Roth IRA Rollover into a Self Directed Gold IRA
Our visitors often ask us about which companies we recommend for Precious Metals IRA rollovers and bullion purchases.
Since we are an independent website, and none of us work with or have any shares of any gold IRA company, we are able to conduct impartial reviews of our 10 best companies. These reviews are based on existing customer feedback and ratings from authority review bureaus such as the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the Business Consumer Alliance (BCA), and TrustLink.
Here are some company reviews we conducted in 2015 to help you make a decision: (we encourage you to do your own diligence and call multiple companies).[table id=Top-Gold-IRA-Companies-Reviews-Table /]