Blog Archives: Investments

IRA hedge fund active business

You can invest your self directed IRA in mutual funds, hedge funds, and any active business. There are very few limitations on how you invest your retirement account. But that’s only half the issue. While you can invest in whatever you like, there all kinds of tax costs associated with investing your IRA into a

foreign real estate with my IRA
02/06/2017 - 1:36 PM
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The number one question I get on offshore IRAs, is “can I buy foreign real estate with my retirement account?”  The answer is a resounding yes. You can buy raw land, a home, condo, office building, or anything else you like outside of the United States within your retirement account. In fact, you can buy

finance real estate overseas
11/24/2014 - 11:46 AM
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To finance real estate overseas you must jump through all kinds of hoops and apply to multiple lenders in hopes of getting a decent rate. Compared to applying for a mortgage in the U.S., the battle to finance real estate overseas can seem confusing at best and silly at worst. First, lets talk about why

Panama 2015
11/07/2014 - 8:00 AM
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Panama 2015 looks to be a great investment  with continued growth of 7%.  While the tiny economy will face a number of challenges, chief among them is competition to its canal, expect solid returns to continue. First, a brief mention of Panama’s 2015 banking sector.  Significant amounts of wealth will continue to flow in to

Chile
10/24/2014 - 5:00 AM
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The republic of Chile is one of the most business friendly nations on earth… as tax and business efficient as it is long.  Chile’s focus on high-tech start-ups has brought a wealth of talent and business to this nation that is vying to be the Singapore of Latin America. Chile is one of the longest

IRA Gold
10/23/2014 - 5:00 AM
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Yes, you can take your IRA offshore and buy IRA gold… so long as you follow the rules and buy the right kind of gold.  If you will invest in IRA gold, this brief post is a must read. Here are the basics of buying IRA Gold: First, if you wish to hold IRA gold

Buy the Alibaba IPO
10/22/2014 - 12:46 PM
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The largest IPO in the history of the market is coming.  Alibaba, a Chinese company, is set to go public on the U.S. exchange.  The transaction will break all volume and valuation records.  Alibaba is a combination of Google, eBay and Amazon, and dominates the Chinese market. The question is, should you jump on the

Physical Gold
10/01/2014 - 2:34 PM
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Physical gold has served as the universal currency for 5,000 years and will continue to do so long after We the People, and this nation of ours, have ceased to exist. Physical gold is also the only reliable hedge against political instability, government debt, and inflation.  It is a borderless currency whose value comes from

When to Hold
09/29/2014 - 12:04 PM
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With the U.S. market at historic highs, how do you know when to hold and when to fold?  Here’s the best investment advice I’ve seen: “Buy at the point of maximum pessimism; sell at the point of maximum optimism.”  Sir John Templeton (1912 to 2008), known as the great contrarian. I have always taken this

09/09/2014 - 9:53 AM
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A conversation with Jim Rickards by Christian Reeves on February 6, 2015. Our currency and our financial system are under attack from all sides. Here’s what you can do to protect your wealth and your family. Jim Rickards is the best selling author of Currency Wars and Death of the dollar. He has been cited on

IRA Gold
09/03/2014 - 10:00 AM
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If you see some risk in the U.S. economy and want to protect your retirement savings, I suggest you buy physical gold in your IRA. This can be done easily enough.  You first move your retirement account to a U.S. custodian that allows for this type of investment.  We then form an offshore LLC and

Chile
08/27/2014 - 1:23 PM
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Chile is now one of the best countries in South and Central America for tech startups.  As you will see in this article, it is blowing past my Panama… at least in attracting tech start-ups. Termed “The Chilecon Valley,” Santiago, Chile has become the entrepreneurial hub of Latin America by focusing on talent… and backing

Return on U.S. Treasuries
08/13/2014 - 9:30 AM
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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

Offshore IRA
07/28/2014 - 1:46 PM
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Follow the advice of Warren Buffet and many others who came before him and invest in what you know.  An offshore IRA gives you the power to diversify offshore and invest in what you understand at the right price. An offshore IRA placed in an offshore company, where you are the manager of that company,

Physical Gold
07/16/2014 - 2:36 PM
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When you buy gold in an offshore IRA, you create a hedge against currency risks, move assets out of the United States, and maximize asset protection, all the while maintaining the tax benefits of the retirement account.  Buy gold in an offshore IRA LLC to maximize the benefits of taking your retirement account offshore. When

Asset Protection, Banking Offshore, IRS and Retire, Offshore Bank Accounts
05/20/2014 - 4:17 PM
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Are you paying Unrelated Business Income Tax in your IRA? Want to eliminate UBIT in your IRA? Is your retirement account invested in U.S. mutual funds or hedge funds? Are you thinking of taking control of your retirement account with an offshore IRA LLC and are concerned with UBIT? Do you have no idea what

UBIT Blocker
11/25/2013 - 3:55 PM
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If you want to use leverage / margin to increase your IRA’s investing power, then you need an offshore UBIT Blocker Corporation. There are major benefits available for the sophisticated investor offshore, and the most important is the ability to use leverage and avoiding US tax on that leverage. Without a blocker, you will pay