In 1997, the Tax Payer Relief Act made it possible for precious metals to be added to retirement accounts. Storing physical gold in your retirement plan is a way to achieve diversification and increase the stability of your investment strategy.
Gold has often been called the “crisis commodity” because it tends to outperform other investments during periods of political or economic turmoil. Factors that cause other investments to suffer will traditionally cause the price of gold to rise. Having a portion of your assets allocated into a Gold Eagle IRA is very important and highly recommended.
Your IRA transfer and former 401(k) rollover are tax free! As always, when you hit retirement, you can take possession of your precious metals as IRA distributions.