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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Roadblocks That are Preventing a Economic Recovery and how to Position a Self-Directed IRA

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 a solid recovery, and compare that to what the government is actually doing. Issue 1 – The National Debt We are […]

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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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