The U.S. dollar has been steadily losing value. This continued devaluation is the result of America’s ongoing financial troubles including a budget deficit exceeding $1.4 trillion. Many U.S. investors have now come to realize that their dollar-denominated assets have declined a shocking 82% since 1971, resulting in major losses in the assets that comprise their retirement portfolios.
Gold, on the other hand, has been considered a form of currency for the past 3000 years. Historically, gold has been a universal exchange medium because of its limited availability, beauty, and non-corrosive properties. In other words, gold retains its purchasing power, while dollar-denominated assets like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are losing value.
Inflation Reduces Your Money’s Buying Power
As inflation increases, so does the price of gold. For this reason, gold is known to be a hedge against inflation. During the five years when inflation was at its worst (1946, 1974, 1975, 1979, and 1980) the Dow showed that the average return on stocks was -12.33%. During the same periods, the average return on gold was +130.4%.
Now savvy investors are looking to roll over their 401(k)s and convert Traditional as well as Roth IRAs into new Gold IRAs using IRA permissible gold bullion coins and bars. More investors are making this conversion due to historical records and continued predictions that the value of gold will continue its upward trend. Traditional IRAs containing 100% paper-denominated assets may no longer be a safe investment.
American Bullion Specializes in Converting Traditional and Roth IRAs to Gold IRAs
Every month American Bullion rolls over a percentage of investors’ paper assets totaling millions of dollars in Traditional and Roth IRA holdings into gold, silver, and platinum. Making this conversion is tax-free and penalty-free. Perhaps most important, a new Gold IRA will protect your retirement by securing your savings, permitting you to take control of your finances, and preventing further losses in the value of the assets in your retirement portfolio.
American Bullion uses Self-Directed IRA Services, Inc. as our Trust Company. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Horizon Bank, which was established in 1905. The physical gold, silver, or platinum in an investor’s IRA is stored in an IRS-approved secure depository until you desire to take personal possession.
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American Bullion specializes in adding gold and silver to retirement accounts. If you have a question or would like to know more about your investment options, please call American Bullion at 1-800-326-9598 to speak with a precious metals specialist.