We wanted to take a moment and provide some insight o what is happening with our self directed IRA account activity. As of November 2012 we have funded more than $464M in self directed IRA deals. Below is a graph that give you a good idea of what the activity level looks like.
The significance of this is that we continue to see a steady stream of people coming in from more traditional retirement accounts invested in stocks and bonds, and moving into more hard assets investments such as real estate, precious metals and deeds of trust.
It is our opinion that this trend will not reverse itself for a generation of two. Investors have made a fundamental shift in how they view the traditional markets that we refer to as Wall Street. Investors continue to look for hard assets, investments that they understand, and most importantly investments that are out of the direct control or manipulation of the Wall Street types.
So, for those of you who are still sitting on the sidelines regarding setting up your self directed IRA, then let the numbers help you. There is no better time than now to be setting up your self directed IRA.