There is a draft tax bill currently moving through the Ways and Means Committee that may affect self-directed IRAs. If you invest with your IRA, be sure you are aware of these implications and take the action in support of or in opposition to aspects of this bill.
This article – “7 Ways The New Tax Bill Could Impact Retirement Planning” – gives a straightfoward explanation of some of these implications
You can read a summary of the bill here. Part 3 contains provisions relating to retirement plans.
Email, write, call and/or fax your opinion to your Congressional Representatives and US Senators to let them know how you feel about the legislation in review.