With a Midland self-directed IRA, exchange-traded investments can be made through a broker or dealer, as long as the dealer/broker accept third-party brokerage accounts. Midland IRA allows investors the control of choosing their own investments.
Watch a brief introduction video below on 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 are interested in access to different markets but feel they don’t have quite the expertise. You are able to invest with a CTA who will perform trades in your account along with the accounts of many other individuals.
Self-Directed Futures Trading Accounts
Self-directed trading is for individuals who feel they have an understanding of market conditions for a specific commodity, index, or the market as a whole and 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 bit of a mix between managed futures-style trading and self-directed. As the trader, you have the ability to push the buttons and trade the market as you see fit. With that said, a system will provide proprietary indicators or signals on 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 much of my IRA can I invest?
- 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?
- What is Foreign Currency Exchange?
- What is Futures Trading?