100+ Investment Options You Didn't Know Were Possible for Your IRA

Access your list of investment options, each with the potential to be held within an IRA or other tax-advantaged account.

There is a vast array of alternative investment options available to IRA investors:

Residential and commercial real estate


Notes, m
ortgages and private lending 


Businesses and private entities 


Cryptocurrency

"Other" alternative investment options 

Traditional asset classes

100+ Investment Options List

Insight into 11 years of exclusive Equity Trust real estate investing data, including:

Send the list to your inbox now!

©Equity Trust Company. All Rights Reserved.

Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

Equity Trust Company is a directed custodian and does not provide tax, legal or investment advice. Any information communicated by Equity Trust Company is for educational purposes only, and should not be construed as tax, legal or investment advice. Whenever making an investment or financial decision, please consult with your tax attorney or financial professional.

Equity Trust is a state regulated trust company. You're in good hands.

Safety and Security

Maximize your account and gain new insights with access to unparalleled, on-demand education from webinars, case studies, how-to guides and live workshops.

Industry-Leading Education

Recognized as an exceptional service provider, we have nearly 400 employees dedicated to you.

Service Excellence

Simplify investing and account management online, through our industry-leading system, myEQUITY.

Innovative Technology

Our track record of excellence is unmatched in the industry. Over 181,000 investors rely on us to custody over $30.1 billion in assets. (as of 3/31/2021)

Recognized Leader

Create a customized portfolio of alternative assets as well as traditional investments with a single custodian.

Investment Freedom

With 45 years of financial service experience, our track record of success with self-directed IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement plans is unmatched. See what makes us better than the rest.

Why Equity Trust?

ACCESS THE LIST

Self-directed IRAs and other retirement plans allow you to create lasting wealth by investing in areas where you have knowledge, expertise, and comfort.

Discover what only 3% of Americans know about creating lasting wealth.

ACCESS THE LIST

Discover What Makes an Equity Trust Self-Directed IRA Different

Special Bonus: Receive a free e-book excerpt written by Equity Trust Founder, Dick Desich.

Best Overall Self-Directed IRA Company for 2021

7 Best IRAs for 2021

Residential and commercial real estate

Notes, mortgages and private lending

Businesses and private entities

Cryptocurrency

"Other" alternative investment options

Traditional asset classes


Announcing an Easier Way to Find Investments

It’s now easier than ever to find the most in-demand investment opportunities for your self-directed account. Introducing Investment District, where you can browse and choose from high-end platforms and providers in the cryptocurrency, lending, precious metals, private equity/crowdfunding, and turnkey real estate asset classes.

LOCATE AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

Exclusive Benefits Come Standard

We don’t stop at providing a superior investing experience: Each client receives access to exclusive opportunities not found with any other self-directed account custodian. You’ll receive valuable, in-demand discounts and membership access – just for opening an account.

Valued Member Access

  • Free annual membership to one of the nation’s largest real estate investors associations, which includes several benefits and discounts for real estate investors
  • Free access to a leading marketplace for construction services and contractors to ensure a fair price
  • Free annual membership to a coveted financial advisor directory to protect you from risk

Special Discounts

  • Discounts on titling services specifically tailored to real estate investors who use a self-directed IRA
  • Special rental property insurance discounts

More Benefits

  • Access to time-saving, and hassle-free assistance to help you navigate the real estate investment process
  • Extensive free education for real estate investors

It’s now easier than ever to find the most in-demand investment opportunities for your self-directed account. Introducing Investment District, where you can browse and choose from high-end platforms and providers in the cryptocurrency, lending, precious metals, private equity/crowdfunding, and turnkey real estate asset classes.