Roadblocks Preventing an Economic Recovery and How to Position a Self-Directed IRA (updated for 2022)

As we continue to see the bogus numbers coming out of Washington, and the political rhetoric that comes from the President’s reelection, we thought we would look at what stands in the way of solid recovery and compare that to what the government is doing. Issue 1 – The National Debt The United States is […]

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Inflation Outlook Update & Its Impact on Self Directed IRAs

We contend that inflation is not in check and is not within reasonable boundaries. […]

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Why Gold Went Up Now With The Feds QE3 – What This Means For Self Directed IRAs

This past week the Fed announced that it would engaged in a continuous stimulus program from now through 2015 due to the continued weak and anemic labor market. The Fed committed to a monthly outlay of $40B to purchase mortgage backed securities. the theory here being that this will help stimulate housing and subsequently the […]

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Revisions downward for GNP – What This Means For Self Directed IRAs

What is GNP This is the broadest measure of the U.S. economy published by the BEA. Once the headline number, now it rarely is followed by the popular media. GDP is the GNP net of trade in factor income (interest and dividend payments). GNP growth usually is weaker than GDP growth for net-debtor nations. Games […]

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Hyperinflation Around The Corner – Look At Your Self Directed IRA

We’ve recently seen the data that supports that the economy is not recovering, and in fact appears to be sinking back into recession. We’ve also seen that the Fed is going to continue to engage in operation twist, but as we’ve pointed out that’s likely to have little to no impact. There is a confluence […]

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The End Of Cheap Oil And The Self Directed IRA

We’ve recently seen a significant decline in the price of oil. This has brought gas prices from north of $4 per gallon to the mid to high $3 per gallon range. This has people cheering as it saves them a few bucks each month. However, if you step back from the forest you will notice […]

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The Looming Recession And The Self Directed IRA

The Fed is meeting to discuss new policies and strategies to deal with the looming recession. Their options are few and cannot always make up for bad government policy. We need to briefly look at some of these issues to see how this may affect your self directed IRA and your overall self directed IRA […]

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Gold, Hyperinflation And Your Self Directed IRA

Will or would gold hold up under a hyperinflation scenario? This may sound like some sort of scifi, Ayn Rand scenario, but that’s what the people of the Weimar Republic of post WWI Germany thought and yet lived through. The people of Germany had to withstand price increases that doubled every 28 hours or 20 […]

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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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