Using your Self-Directed IRA to Invest in Oil and Gas Assets

Self-Directed IRAs are some of the most popular retirement vehicles for investors. Different from a 401(K) or a traditional IRA, the Self-Directed IRA allows its owner to invest in funds of his/her choosing including real estate, futures, mortgage notes and assets in oil and gas. Investment in oil and gas represent an excellent means of portfolio diversification for Self-Directed IRA owners because it offers the opportunity for a high return with tax deferred income.