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Hyperinflation Watch And Self Directed IRA Portfolios

As a general statement our predictions and outlook for hyperinflation remains unchanged. As we just reported, we are seeing significant signs of economic contraction from retails sales and consumer sentiment. We believe that its a misstatement of fact that the economy actually recovered and that we are now slipping back into recession. We contend the […]

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Retail Sales Contraction And The Self Directed IRA

The June 2012 retail sales numbers are out and they show a 0.5% decrease vs. May 2012. This translates into a Q2 decrease of 0.20% which extrapolates into a 0.78% annual decrease. This downturn was the first for retail sales since Q1-2009. This can be viewed in light of the consumer sentiment index which also […]

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How June Jobs Numbers Will Impact Your Self Directed IRA

Well, the June 2012 jobs numbers are out and they are terrible, as expected. There were on;y 80,000 new jobs created. May was revised upwards to 77,000 from the initial 69,000. Overall, the unemployment rate is steady at 8.2%. The numbers are starting to reinforce the a pattern that will become statistically significant. The implications […]

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May Housing Starts And Self Directed IRA Considerations

Housing Starts are a key economic indicator as to how well the housing market is performing. It is a indicator of building an the level of building in relation to consumer demand for homes. The May 2012 Housing Starts numbers remain 69% below the 2006 peak. The housing numbers clearly show that home starts, and […]

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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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What The Latest Consumer Finances Survey Means For Self Directed IRAs

The Fed just published their survey for consumer finances which covers through the year 2010. This report provides an fairly good analysis of how the average American consumer is doing from a financial perspective. This report gives us insight in what the basic spending habits and patterns of Americans are or will be. We wanted […]

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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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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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The Self Directed IRA Update

We hate to continue being such a doom and gloom type with the blog, but here we are half way through June and the economic news is not getting better – its getting worse. Greece – Greece is clearly heading for a breakup and even withdrawal from the European Union. Greece can’t even borrow money. […]

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How Demographics Impact Your Self Directed IRA

One of the things that people fall into when looking to the future is normalcy bias. We wrote about this problem a few blogs back. The basic issue is that we think things will continue to go on the same in the future as they did in the past. This is especially true when we […]

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