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Precious METals IRA Investing

Get the most out of your investment with a Precious Metals IRA

Speak with a Precious Metals IRA Expert

Our IRA experts can help you maximize your investment with our trusted Precious Metals IRA program. We’ve worked with many of the best Precious Metals IRA Custodians, offering investment opportunities with our IRA-eligible gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion.

To learn more about Guidance Corporation’s commitment to investing excellence or specifics of our program, contact us at:

1-800-526-7765 or

Start Your Precious Metals IRA

Gold IRA Step 1

Open Your Custodian Account

The IRS requires you to keep your IRA-approved precious metals in a custodian account. Set up a self-directed IRA through a trusted custodian to begin.

Gold IRA Step 2

Fund Your Custodian Account

Add funds to your account manually or set up a rollover from an existing IRA or 401k. This will allow you to begin your official IRA purchases.

Gold IRA Step 3

Purchase IRA-approved Precious Metals

After funding your account, all that’s left is purchasing from a list of IRA-approved gold, silver, platinum, or palladium. IRA-Approved products can be found below.

Need further help or advice? We can walk you through the process. Give us a call at 1-800-526-7765

Preferred Precious Metals IRA Custodians


IRA Custodians are required by the IRS for maintaining, assisting, and safeguarding your precious metals. Since they’ll be managing your physical assets, it’s important to pick a precious metals custodian you trust. You can choose any trust company you want. We have included below some custodians we have worked with in the past:

GoldStar Trust


Equity Trust


IRA Club




The Entrust Group


Questions About Our Precious Metals IRA Program

What Types of Gold IRAs Exist?

Just like other IRAs, you can choose a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA. The primary difference between the two relates to taxes. A traditional IRA is tax-deferred with gains being taxes upon withdrawal, while a Roth IRA allows you to set aside after-tax income each year.

Why should I buy gold through Guidance Corporation?

For 35 years we’ve committed ourselves to unsurpassed service and professionalism. When you need to call us for help, you get connected to an actual gold IRA expert (not a call center) who is ready to help you maximize your investment. 

We also offer a lowest price guarantee on our gold, silver, and platinum, with price matching available via the phone. 

We are experienced, fully licensed, and make it safe for you to buy online with top-tier transaction encryption.

What is the difference between IRA Approved gold and non-approved gold?

Each precious metal has a minimum fineness standard that is set by the IRS. Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion vary in purity, and actual metal content is an important regulation to ensure you’re actually investing in the precious metal.

Gold IRA Requirements: Gold must be at least .995 purity, with the exception of the American Gold Eagle which is 24 karat (.9167).

Silver IRA Requirements: Silver must be at least .999 purity.

Platinum & Palladium IRA Requirements: Platinum and palladium must be at least .9995 purity.

Why do you recommend a gold IRA?

There are a number of reasons to invest in a precious metals IRA, most notably consistent growth opportunity and tax benefits. 

Precious metals are considered a safe investment even in the case of an economic collapse, as there’s a finite supply and consistent demand, making it inflation-proof. 

Depending on the type of IRA you choose, you’ll be saving taxes either now or in the future. You’d be able to lower your current tax bracket thanks to tax-deductible contributions, take early withdrawals without penalty, or get tax free withdrawals with a Roth IRA. 

Your investment is safely stored and managed by a custodian, providing you with expert-level protection and financial gain.

What Types of IRAs are eligible for a rollover?

All IRAs are eligible for rollover or transfer. This process is handled by your IRA custodian, and they should have additional information for you. Rollovers can take up to a couple weeks. 

If I invest with a Gold IRA, do I still receive the physical gold?

No, the IRS requires that we send your gold or other precious metal directly to your IRA custodian, who will hold the metal until you decide to liquidate.

Do you have any minimums?

Our minimum orders may vary depending on the type of product you’re investing in. We’d invite you to call us at 1-800-526-7765 for more details. 

I want to invest but I’m still confused how to proceed

If you haven’t managed an IRA before, we know it can seem a little daunting. Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-526-7765 or email with your questions. We can help point you in the right direction and ask any further questions.

I already have a preferred Trust, can I use them?

Yes. In fact we encourage you to use whichever trust you’re most comfortable with. If you think there may be an issue, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-526-7765. 

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