Unlock a world of investment opportunities and take control of your retirement future with the Checkbook IRA. The financial industry wants you to think you're limited to stocks, mutual funds, and other such instruments offered by the big institutions, but the truth is, there's a whole world of possible alternative investments-from real estate to precious metals, from private equity funds to tax liens-and with a Checkbook IRA, you can take charge of growing your own wealth, invest in what you know, and understand all from the comfort of a local bank account.
The Checkbook IRA, written by tax attorney Adam Bergman, reads like an easy-to-understand conversation between a lawyer and his client, addressing the most popular issues facing a self-directed IRA investor, with a special focus on the Checkbook IRA. This comprehensive guide covers everything-from the basic principles of a self-directed IRA to the complexities of retirement tax issues. As you learn how to grow your wealth faster and more securely by diversifying your investments among both traditional and alternative options, you'll quickly realize just how easy and rewarding it is to be the one in charge of your future.
Adam Bergman, Esq., a recognized expert on IRAs and 401(k)s, is a senior tax partner with the IRA Financial Group LLC, and managing partner of the Bergman Law Group LLC. Founder of the BergmanIRAReport.com and the Bergman401KReport.com, he is also the author of Going Solo: America's Best Kept Retirement Secret For the Self-Employed; and a frequent contributor to Forbes. Additionally, he has been interviewed on CBS News, and his retirement tax planning advice has been quoted in such publications as Businessweek, CNN Money, Smart Money, and USA Today. Previously, Bergman worked as a tax and ERISA attorney at White & Case LLP, Dewey LeBoeuf LLP, and Thelen LLP, three of the most prominent corporate law firms in the world. He is a member of the tax division of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.
Small Cap Millionaire, is a roadmap for those looking for financial freedom and investment success. The book describes a proven methodology for investing and trading successfully in small cap stocks. It is designed for the self directed investor or professional stock broker looking to add value into the small cap component of their portfolio.
Bill Ross' freelance career has him drawing funny pictures for many corporations and publications. He wrote and illustrated the acclaimed Hey, That's Not What the Bible Says! and Hey! That's Not What the Bible Says, Too! for Tommy Nelson. Bill also provided the illustrations for God Said It and . . . BANG! It Happened by Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz. Bill is the illustrator for the Mr. Henry's Wild and Wacky products-the covers for the audio and video products, as well as the upcoming books-featuring Frank Peretti. Bill lives in Nashville with his wife and two kids.
> Overview Small Cap Millionaire, is a roadmap for those looking for financial freedom and investment success. The book describes a proven methodology for investing and trading successfully in small cap...
William Delbert Gann (6 June, 1878 - 14 June, 1955) also known as W. D. Gann, was a finance trader who developed the technical analysis tool known as Gann angles. Gann market forecasting methods are based on geometry, astrology, and ancient mathematics. Opinions are sharply divided on the value and relevance of his work. Gann wrote a number of books on trading, the classic text being 45 Years in Wall Street. Gann has developed a very faithful group of followers and adherents.
> Overview William Delbert Gann (6 June, 1878 - 14 June, 1955) also known as W. D. Gann, was a finance trader who developed the technical analysis tool known as Gann...
Wall Street takes $530 billions of our money every year Every year, you and I give up $530 billions of our returns to the middle people who claim they can outperform everyone else. Most can't and we lose. The average investor earned just 3.79% annually while a market index earned 11% over any period for 30 years. www.dalbar.com/Portals/dalbar/cache/News/PressReleases/DALBAR%20Pinpoints%20Investor%20Pain%202015.pdf.
According to an unbiased Morningstar study, low-cost funds beat high-cost funds all the time. It is a myth of Wall Street that you must pay more for good performance. You are just paying for the Wolf of Wall Street's toys. Other Wall Street myths: Buy low, sell high; manager tenure; proven performer; get in on the ground floor; concentrate portfolio. Warren Buffett, master investor, says "use low-cost index funds" "A very low-cost index is going to beat a majority of the amateur-managed money or professionally-managed money." Mr Buffett also said that his secret is compound interest: My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Compounding high investment returns is money earning money on its prior earnings over time. Simple but powerful.
Law Steeple has been in financial services for over 20 years. He was a managing executive of the sales units of a number of bank securities firms. He is one of the insiders who contributed to the The Insiders Guides set of buyers' guides edited by Dan Keppel. The guides provide specific ways to save on all financial services. Law lives in New Jersey and Florida.
> Overview Wall Street takes $530 billions of our money every year Every year, you and I give up $530 billions of our returns to the middle people who claim they...
Change up your investment strategy. Diversify with bonds!
Stock, bonds, mutual funds--are all of these elements really necessary in your investment portfolio? Yes! "Investing in Bonds For Dummies" introduces you to the world of bond investment--and equips you to diversify your portfolio--through the concise and approachable presentation of the details surrounding this form of investment. This engaging text offers a clear, yet thorough take on the background of bond investment, helping you understand why it's such an important part of a well-rounded portfolio. Additionally, the book explores bond returns, risks, and the major factors that can influence the performance of bonds.
When it comes to diversifying your investment portfolio, most financial advisors recommend a strategy that mixes high- and low-risk options, allowing you to protect your investment without being too conservative. Depending upon your age, financial goals, and other key factors, the percentage of your portfolio made up of bonds may vary; however, it's safe to say that bonds will play a role in your investment strategy. Understand how to buy and sell bonds and bond funds, and why it's important to do so Measure the returns and risks that different bonds have to offer, preparing yourself to make educated investment decisions Diversify your investment portfolio by adding bonds to the mix Avoid common investment mistakes when navigating the world of bonds
"Investing in Bonds For Dummies" can keep your investment portfolio from getting stagnant by showcasing why diversification with bonds is essential to a successful investment strategy!
Russell Wild is a NAPFA certified financial advisor and principal of Global Portfolios, an investment advisory firm based in Allentown, PA that works with clients of both substantial and modest means. He has written two dozen books and numerous articles on financial matters.
> Overview Change up your investment strategy. Diversify with bonds! Stock, bonds, mutual funds--are all of these elements really necessary in your investment portfolio? Yes! "Investing in Bonds For Dummies" introduces...
Add another dimension to your portfolio with commodities
Do you know how commodities stack up against other investment options? "Investing In Commodities For Dummies" is a straightforward resource that provides an in-depth look at what commodities are and how they might prove beneficial to your portfolio. This approachable reference covers the basics on breaking into the commodities market while dispelling myths and sharing a wide range of trading and investing strategies. Simply put, it spotlights the opportunities on the commodities market while leading you away from the mistakes that have plagued other investors. Use this text to understand how to diversify your portfolio, measure risk, and apply market analysis techniques that guide your decision-making.
Commodities, including oil, silver, gold, and more, play an important role in everyday life. Because they hold such a steady role in today's world, many investors have found them to be a reliable component of a well-rounded portfolio. Depending upon your current investment portfolio and your financial goals, it might be a great idea to add commodities to your strategy. Understand how to break into the commodities market and start trading immediately Diversify your portfolio to protect your assets to meet your financial goals Minimize the risk associated with your investment strategy while maximizing profits Track commodities indexes and use this knowledge to make informed investment decisions
Whether you're an amateur investor or you're simply looking to expand your investments, "Investing In Commodities For Dummies" is a fantastic guide to adding commodities to your investment strategy!
Amine Bouchentouf is a registered investment advisor, a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers, and a partner at Commodities Investors, LLC. A world-renowned market commentator, he has appeared on media in the US, the UK, France, the United Arab Emirates, and Brazil.
> Overview Add another dimension to your portfolio with commodities Do you know how commodities stack up against other investment options? "Investing In Commodities For Dummies" is a straightforward resource that...
Get the lowdown on adding dividend stocks to your investment portfolio
"Investing In Dividends For Dummies" shares the fundamental information you need to know about one of the steadiest investments you can make: dividends. This approachable resource provides you with the details necessary to make confident, educated decisions regarding the dividends that you choose to add to your portfolio. Instead of guessing which investments will complement your current strategy, leverage the information offered by this easy-to-use text to determine how to best incorporate dividends into your investment tactics--and do so with confidence.
The steady nature of dividends makes them appealing to investors for many reasons. Most notably, they're a great option if you're entering retirement and want a reliable source of income. Additionally, dividends are fantastic components of a well-rounded investment portfolio, as even the most aggressive of investors can benefit from more conservative investment tools in their overall strategy. Understanding what dividends are and how to use them is the first step to adding them to your portfolio. Explore how dividend stocks can fit into your current investment portfolio--and how they will impact your portfolio's performance Effectively research the companies offering dividends, and pinpoint the ones that best complement your current portfolio Gauge the risk, growth, and return offered by dividend opportunities Increase the amount of your investment portfolio that's dedicated to dividends, depending upon your financial goals and portfolio needs
"Investing In Dividends For Dummies" is a fantastic resource if you're looking to find a mature and predictable way to invest your money!
Lawrence Carrel is a contributing writer for "The Journal of Indexes" / IndexUniverse.com, where he writes a weekly column on the exchange-traded fund and indexing industries.
> Overview Get the lowdown on adding dividend stocks to your investment portfolio "Investing In Dividends For Dummies" shares the fundamental information you need to know about one of the steadiest...