Recent market anxiety means advisors are fielding an increasing number of client questions about owning gold in their IRAs.

This should come as no surprise. Clients commonly see gold as a safe-haven of sorts whenever there is market volatility. As an advisor, you should know the basic rules so you can be ready for those questions. For example, contrary to the implications of TV ads, IRA gold cannot be held at home or in a personal safe. It must be purchased by the IRA.

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