Understanding Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Get a better understanding of what REITs are and how you can incorporate them into your trading or investing strategy. What are REITs? A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a security that trades like a stock on the major exchanges and owns—and in most cases operates—income-producing real estate or related assets. Many REITs are […]

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The Rules of Buying Property with your Real Estate IRA

Real estate is one of the most sought-after and lucrative hard asset types that investors love. It’s popular because it’s not just single-family homes, but commercial real estate, farmland, business parks, apartment complexes, and more.What most Americans don’t know is that you’re allowed to invest in these types of real estate with your self-directed IRA, […]

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Real Estate Trend Update And Self Directed IRAs

The Sept 2012 housing starts numbers are out and they show a significant change of 15% month to month change. Before everyone starts singing Happy Days Are Here Again, these numbers need to be put into proper perspective. First of all this is a very large number the likes of which have not been seen […]

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Inflation Shows Its Taking Hold And What This Means For Self Directed IRAs

Wholesale inflation shows that prices increased by 4.7% for energy related goods and 0.2% for food. That is a total of 4.9% annual increase in the price of energy and foods. Core inflation (what the good ‘ol Fed and government uses) shows around 2.3%. What does this mean? What these numbers reflect is: 1. Inflation […]

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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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US Trade Policy And Its Impact On Self Directed IRAs

As you listen to the political theater that came from both political party campaigns, these last two weeks, you can’t help but ask the question “where are your real solutions?”. We hear both candidates talking about jobs. But really? You, the government can create jobs in the private sector? We never heard one single solution […]

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