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Safety Of Your Funds With Accuplan Benefits Services and American Estate & Trust

Finding the right Self Directed IRA custodian is just as important as picking the right IRA investment.  You need to make sure that the IRA custodian is licensed and regulated and that your IRA funds will be protected. To help you understand the IRA industry it’s important to understand some of the terminology related to […]

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Don’t Be Fooled By Storing Your IRA Metals Offshore

We routinely get asked about storing metals for your IRA offshore. Our position is no, we store them here in the U.S. under our direct control. We have a number of clients that report that other IRA administrators and metals vendors peddle a service whereby you can store your metals in Canada or Switzerland. This […]

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What We See For Self Directed IRAs in 2013

No one has a crystal ball and no one is 100% accurate in trying to predict the US economy. However, as wrong as people may be at a detailed level, its not too hard to see larger, more macro trends with some good level of predictability and accuracy. As such, we are seeing 2013 as […]

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How Quickly Our Perception Of Paper Currency Can Change

Recently my bank started issuing $50 and $100 bills from the ATM machine. Every time I go to a store or restaurant to spend one these crisp bills, the clerk or the waiter either holds the bills up and scrutinize them like they are analyzing a diamond, or they call over a manager who is […]

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Real Estate Update – Housing and The Self Directed IRA

The recent housing starts for October 2012 shows a 3.6% improvement. The south and midwest regions of the country are showing the most robustness. The chart below shows the historical housing starts numbers. Chart: Housing Starts What we see if that the bottom has been formed with clear support. Starting in Jan 2012 we see […]

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Holding Gold Is Better Than Paper – Self Directed IRA Update

There is another, pronounced trend taking place in the metals markets. There appears to be a significant shift to holding physical gold. As evidence of this trend, we refer you to the chart below which shows the yearly net change in demand for physical gold versus the amount of demand for holding paper gold via […]

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Q3-2012 Precious Metals Self Directed IRA Update

The World Gold Council just released their Q3-2012 Gold update. We thought that we would review some of the highlights. Q3 Summary Gold (US$/oz) returned 11.1% in the third quarter as investors responded to further central bank measures aimed at stimulating the economy. Volatility decreased during the period, with gold prices experiencing little movement in […]

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