The real return on U.S. Treasuries is a miserable 0.6% per year. If you don’t think you can do better than this offshore, then leave your retirement with Fidelity and risk it being taken over by the U.S government and MyRa.
If you think you can beat the real return on U.S. Treasuries by diversifying out of the United States and out of the U.S. dollar, then get your retirement account out of harms way ASAP.
If you buy a U.S. Treasury bond today (July 2014), which is due in 2024, the yield to maturity is 2.6%. If you subtract inflation from this lofty percentage, it becomes a miserable 0.6% per year.
If you, like many of my readers, are concerned with the U.S. dollar and the possibility of significant inflation in America, you can always buy a TIPS bond. The TIPS protects against inflation and is returning all of 0.4% per year.
There has been a lot of talk of late that the U.S. will nationalize the retirement account system and block foreign investments. If this happens, all retirement accounts will be transferred to government control and forced to buy U.S. Treasuries, the most secure investment around… and the nationalization will be sold as protecting Americans.
Now, I don’t know if this will occur, but I do know how to protect you from the possibility. Take your IRA offshore now, by moving it in to an Offshore IRA LLC. This will give you control over your assets and investments, all while keeping the government out of your affairs.
If the return on U.S. Treasuries excites you, and you don’t believe the U.S. will come for your retirement account, then do nothing. If you want to protect your assets and diversify offshore, please take a read through my various articles on offshore IRAs.
As I said, I don’t know what will happen, but I know how to eliminate the risk. Most advisors agree that, once your IRA is offshore, it will be grandfathered in and no changes in the law will affect its status. Therefore, time is of the essence.
The reason for this opinion is simple: it would be near impossible to force the sale of real estate and physical assets (like gold) that are held offshore. It is much more likely that future formations will be prohibited. Those already setup will be allowed to continue.
“Tell your dollars where to go rather than asking them where they went.” – Roger W. Badson, 1875 to 1967
If you have any questions, feel free to phone us or drop me an email at email@example.com. I will be happy to work with you to get your account under your control and out of the United Sates.