Benefits of Alternative Investments

Many investors still are not aware that they can invest in alternative investments. Anything that does not fall within the definition of traditional stock and bonds can be loosely defined as alternative investments. These types of investments have many benefits related to them.

  1. Mitigate Market Volatility

Alternative investments can cushion a portfolio from market volatility when the investments are in asset classes that feature low correlation to the markets.

  1. Diversification

“Do not put all of your eggs in one basket” has been saying for decades. Investing in alternative assets allows the investor to spread the risk out. With all of the alternative investment options available, investors have a wide range of choices. Please visit to view popular alternative investment options.

  1. Returns

If investors are willing to risk a little more on certain alternative investments, they may be rewarded with higher returns. Other investments, such as real estate, can provide a relatively steady income stream for many years to come.

  1. New Opportunities

Not every investor is comfortable in their knowledge of the stock market, which can make investing more difficult. However, by investing in alternative assets, it opens up new exposures and opportunities where they may have more interest and knowledge. Our clients have the opportunity to set the terms of their returns or dividends by choosing their investments.

  1. Lower Transaction Costs

Short-term investments can require high amounts of turnover, which can lead to high transaction costs. While alternative investments may have a higher upfront fee compared to short-term traditional investments, they will not have as high of a turnover rate, keeping transaction costs lower. Depending on your expertise Mountain West IRA has 2 different fee schedules to keep costs as low as possible.

Talk to Mountain West IRA about the alternative investments available to investors. Some of the alternative investment options include real estate, precious metals, private placements, and more.


About Mountain West IRA

Traditional approaches to retirement investing lead many otherwise savvy investors to overlook one of the most lucrative wealth-building strategies available: self-directed tax-free and tax-deferred investing in alternative assets. Investors in the know have learned, and you can too, that under your direction, your self-directed retirement plan can invest in real estate, notes, limited partnerships, and many other assets. With the great tax advantages provided by a self-directed IRA or 401(k), as well as the wider range of possible investments, you can potentially build wealth and secure your future much more effectively than you can through traditional plans. Mountain West IRA has been showing individuals and small businesses how to take advantage of self-directed retirement plans for over a decade. With a knowledgeable staff and our clients’ best interests in mind, we offer the outstanding customer service that only an independently owned and operated administrator can. The owners have combined experience in the IRA and retirement planning field of 48 years. Our accounts provide investing freedom and simple processes to allow you to maximize the effectiveness of your investments. For more information, please visit our frequently asked questions.
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