Though investing in precious metals is often seen as a way to secure savings against market volatility and inflation, it can be difficult for new investors to find reliable information about their options. Gold IRA Etc., an online resource for investor strategies and broker information, has launched a new report detailing the top investment custodians for 50+ Americans.

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The newest report from Gold IRA Etc. includes detailed information about four of the top USA-based brokers for new investors: Birch Gold Group, Goldco, Regal Assets, and Augusta Precious Metals. The report examines each broker’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as their transparency, client reviews, and offerings.

Each broker and custodian in the report provides precious metals that meet or exceed IRS purity standards, with average customer reviews of at least 9 out of 10 stars. While each of the brokers examined ranks highly in most categories, the report explains that the best broker for any individual will vary based on their investment style.

Regal Assets, one of the top brokers in the report known for their outstanding customer reviews, provides flat rate fee models and a high level of transparency, but has higher than average account minimums. Birch Gold Group has an in-house IRA department and an A+ rating with the BBB, but the brokerage fees are not clearly explained, making their fee structure difficult to determine.

The report also examines Goldco in-depth, as one of the most popular choices for new investors. Goldco specializes in helping to set up new Gold IRAs, rollover 401ks, and protect retirement savings from taxes. The only major drawback mentioned in the report is that Goldco does not allow new accounts to be set up online, but they do have a team that is experienced in helping new investors to get started.

According to the report, Goldco offers one of the larger selections of gold bars and collectible coins, which are guaranteed to be at least 99.5% pure. Their bars come in 1, 5, 10, and 100 oz options, and can be stored in an IRS-approved safe storage facility.

The complete report on Goldco, including an in-depth guide to setting up an IRA, can be found at

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