How to Read Your Gold IRA Account Statement

Your statement is provided by your IRA Custodian, not Goldco.  We thought you’d like to get an explanation of how to read your statement straight from one of them.
In this two and a half minute video and FAQ, the Equity Trust team discusses the method used to value metals in your precious metals IRA.

Equity explains that when you log into your online portal or you view your account statement, you might find that the value of the underlying precious metals in your account is less than the value that you purchased the metals for, or the value for which you could sell those metals back to Goldco or another precious metals dealer. This is because Equity typically calculates the value of your assets based on just the spot or melt price of the underlying physical metals that comprise your precious metals assets.

Equity further explains that the “accurate” or “true” market value on any one given day can be found by visiting or by asking Goldco, your precious metals dealer, for the price at which you could sell those metals.

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This site is general in nature and not tailored to the specific goals of any individual. All investments carry risk. Some of those risks associated with precious metals include the following: prices may rise and fall, which means the value of your metals may go up or down over time and you may sell for more or less than you paid. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Goldco cannot guarantee, assure, or promise future market movement, prices, or profits. Even though Goldco and its representatives are precious metals specialists, we are not licensed financial advisors and do not give financial advice. Additionally, Goldco cannot provide tax or legal advice and will not advise as to the tax or legal consequences of purchasing or selling precious metals or opening a Precious Metals IRA. Individuals should consult with their investment, legal or tax professionals for such services.

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We hope that the Equity explanations and this example help you understand your statement. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

If you went to the US Mint website on February 29, 2024 and purchased a 2024 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin, you would pay $80 for that coin.  

If you paid for that coin using funds from your IRA and got a statement on the same day, your Equity statement would not report that the Market Value of that coin is $80.  

The statement would show that the Market Value was something close to $22.41. In the video, Equity explains that the reason for the difference is that its statements only reflect the spot or melt price of metal.  

In this case, the spot or melt price of silver on February 29, 2024 was roughly $22.41, which is why Equity would use that value on your statement.

Let’s walk through an example.