With a Midland self-directed IRA, you can invest in futures and forex investments. You use a broker or dealer for these investments as long as they accept third-party brokerage accounts. Midland gives investors the control to choose their investments.
The video below shows the process of investing in futures and forex using a self-directed IRA.
Watch this video to learn about investing in Futures & Forex using
a Self-Directed IRA
Types of Trading
Managed futures is an industry for investors who want access to different markets. These investors may not quite have the expertise, though. You can invest with a CTA who will perform trades in your account. However, they manage the accounts of many other individuals.
Self-Directed Futures Trading Accounts
Self-directed trading is for experienced individuals who have knowledge in the market. They understand conditions for a specific commodity, index, or the market in general. These individuals would rather push the buttons themselves on their trades. Different brokers provide platforms, technology, and service to specific types of traders.
Systems trading is a mix between managed futures-style trading and self-directed. As the trader, you can push the buttons and trade the market as you see fit. With that said, a system will provide proprietary indicators or signals when it believes a good trade is happening. It is more of a guide for self-directed traders.
FAQs on Investing in Futures & Forex using a Self-Directed IRA
- What types of futures & forex accounts can my IRA invest in?
- How quickly can I get my futures account funded?
- How is the ownership titled?
- Once I set-up an account with a futures company, can I control my trades?
- How can I learn more about trading opportunities with my IRA?
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