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Self Directed IRA Precious Metals Contrarion

Ok, we’ve had a recent sell off in metals and now the price has bounced back to some level of stability. However, we definitely have noticed a very reduced level in people being interested in purchasing metals for their self directed ira, and in fact we’ve seen a increase in people liquidating their metals holdings […]

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Self Directed IRA Inflation Reality Check

We’ve discussed the fact the government uses completely misleading and bogus numbers for their economic metrics (e.g. unemployment, inflation, etc.). We have specifically commented on how the inflation figures that the White and the Fed tout are not representative of reality and what people feel or experience on a daily basis. Because of the critical […]

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Self Directed IRA Economic Update – How About That Jobs Number!

This past week we saw one of the fingers of instability give away in the form of a very poor jobs numbers. To be specific, there were only 69,000 new jobs added last month. This number came in at about 1/2 of the recent average and expectations. As you can see from the chart below, […]

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What The Purchasing Manager Index Means To Your Self Directed IRA

The Chicago PMI dropped to 52.7 in May. This reading has dropped over the last three months. The index is at its lowest level since September 2009. Readings above 50 suggest the economy is still expanding. However, as a general rule three straight monthly declines directly correspond to the onset of each of the last seven […]

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Self Directed IRA Real Estate Trends

Real estate has and continues to be a key holding in a large percentage of self directed IRAs. We saw the activity level high in pre-2008 and now, we see that level coming back, but for different reasons. Below we will look at a couple of key metrics to give you an idea as to […]

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Check Your Self Directed IRA – There May Be A 100% Chance of a Global Recession

This past week on CNBC, economist Marc Faber stated that he believes that there is a 100% chance of a global recession over the next 12 months. “I think we could have a global recession either in Q4 or early 2013.” When asked what were the odds, Faber replied, “100%.” Faber’s bearish market calls have […]

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False Government numbers and Your Self Directed IRA

This week the US Census Bureau put out their monthly numbers for retail sales. Their figures show that March 2012 sales rose by 0.8%. The non-thinking, media picked up these numbers and put their own spin as to why the numbers were up. The AP reported that the numbers were up because of increased employment. […]

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