There have been a few threads around about using SDIRAs to invest in real estate but I started looking into other assets - specifically cryptocurrencies and precious metals. I'm way up this year due to having too much Apple stock and my travel budget will very likely remain unused for a while so I have some money to play with. My specific questions are about storing these alternative assets. This is a good primer: https://www.sunwesttrust.com/news/ho...rage-gold-ira/
My specific questions:
1. Do any of you store physical gold in the SDIRA LLC rented safe deposit box at a bank you have easy access to (not some Delaware depository)?
2. Has any of you purchased cryptos with your IRAs and if so how do you store them - I do NOT want to leave them on the exchange and would rather move them to a cold storage, like a Ledger wallet purchased by my my SDIRA LLC. The thing is cryptos are not tangible. It's just a computer code the lives on the wallet but so as long as you know your private keys/mnemonic phrase you can recreate that wallet anywhere and anytime.
3. Have you been approached by IRS about your SDIRAs (no matter the holdings, real estate including) and how did that interaction look like?
This is not a question about the soundness of SDIRA's investing. I'm perfectly diversified at Schwab already and am sitting on a bigger pile than I can spend. As I mentioned it's my play money. I'm just curious if anyone has some real world advice and experience investing in physical gold and cryptos with their IRA. I'm not interested in gold futures, funds, mines and the likes.