Investors are often wary about putting their money into anything but traditional offerings like individual stocks, bonds and mutual funds: they are simply becoming more risk averse and turning to so-called “safer” investment” choices.
There are different stages of control concerning investing in individual retirement accounts. For investors desiring more control over their traditional or Roth IRAs, moving toward a self-directed IRA provides them more freedom to invest.
With a self-directed IRA you can make investments of your own choosing. If you have an IRA LLC with checkbook control there is even more freedom to invest in what you want when you want to. However, before investing with a self-directed IRA it is imperative to understand the rules.