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What Dr. Copper Is Telling Us About Self Directed IRAs

Background Historically, copper foreshadows what is and will be happening in our economy. It is often stated that copper is the metal with a Ph.D. in economics, and the data for the most part bears this out. When copper is down, the US economy is in recession; when the indicator is up, the US economy […]

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Macroeconomic Gold Outlook And Your Self Directed IRA

In the recent World Gold Council report, they highlighted some important, forward looking, economic issues that will be in place for the second half of 2012: Deflationary trends will continue raising the increased likelihood for more fiscal stimulus. This will debase the currency and increase the risks of inflation in the long run. Despite some […]

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Q2-2012 Macroeconomic Themes For Gold And Your Self Directed IRA

The World Gold Council recently published their quarterly update for gold. There are some clear macroeconomic themes that have become obvious: Gold prices declined relative to most world currencies, but gold was up 4.4% during the first half of the year. Volatility remained elevated amidst a busy event-risk period. In general, gold outperformed what would […]

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Another Reason Why To Put Gold In Your Self Directed IRA

There is a movement taking place with the major countries of the world that is going completely unreported and unnoticed. Many of the major countries are entering into transactions and relationships that will remove or greatly reduce the dependence on the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Here are a few examples: China and […]

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June Housing Starts And Its Impact On Your Self Directed IRA

The June 2012 housing starts are out and they show a month-to-month gain of 6.9%. We should note that although that seems a like its a significant number, one number does not make a trend. This means that even though there is an increase of in the number, there are not enough numbers, of any […]

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Fed Actions And How To Position Your Self Directed IRA

Mr. Bernanke just appeared in front of congress. What was very clear from his testimony is that the economy is weakening, jobs are not coming back, consumer spending is not materializing. This is clearly comforting. However, what’s ironic is that the markets actually rebounded because the implication is that the Fed will do more of […]

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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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What Obamacare Means To Your Self Directed IRA

As most of you probably know by now the US Supreme court ruled that Obamacare was constitutional as a TAX! Now as some of may recall, the administration portrayed this entire program as something that could and should be regulated under the commerce clause of the constitution, but it clearly, was not, definitely was not […]

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Latest Trends With Gold And How It Affects Your Self Directed IRA

The price for gold has been moving somewhat sideways over the last several weeks. We continue to hear professional investor and Wall Street types condemn gold and precious metals in general. However, if you look at some of the trends in gold and gold demand, a very different picture emerges. The latest World Gold Council […]

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