The sky, I mean, the Dow is falling.
After dropping by 800 points yesterday (the fourth largest single-day drop on record), The Dow Jones Industrial Average is igniting early signs of panic for investors. The gravest warning sign amid the carnage yesterday came from the inverted yield curve in the bond markets. This occurred after the yield, or interest rate, of the Treasury’s 2-year note exceeded the yield on the 10-year Treasury. This is a historically accurate and ominous signal that a recession is on the way within the next 24 months.
Fears of a global recession stem not only from the Dow’s tumble, but also as a result of the trade war between the United States and China, unrest in Hong Kong, uncertainty around the Brexit in Europe, the projected pace of interest rate cuts from the Federal Reserve, and a report that Chinese industrial production was climbing at its weakest rate in 17 years and Germany’s economy — Europe’s strongest — was actually shrinking. Combine all these factors and you create a potentially cataclysmic stew for investors with their retirements tied up entirely in the stock market.
Anyone who remembers the financial crisis of 2008 knows that a secure retirement fund can evaporate into thin air in the event of a swift and merciless economic downturn. When your investments are not truly diversified (meaning exclusively invested on Wall Street), you are left exposed to a potentially devastating loss of the financial security you worked so hard to build up.
This is where Broad Financial is proud to offer you the ability to take your retirement funds out of the currently-plummeting stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and into alternative investments. With a Self-Directed IRA, you are able to invest in virtually anything you can think of, instead of being restricted to Wall Street like a traditional IRA custodian is wont to do.
Whether it be real estate, private placements, tax liens, even cryptocurrencies, a Self-Directed IRA with Checkbook Control allows you to diversify your retirement in the truest sense of the word. Whatever your expertise may be, Broad Financial provides the financial freedom that can make all the difference when it comes to giving you peace of mind in your retirement’s stability.
As you encounter more and more headlines such as “Dow plummets 800 points on worsening global recession fears,” the need for a viable way to avoid the stock market taking your retirement down with it skyrockets. A Self-Directed IRA with Checkbook Control takes your money off of Wall Street and into an investment you can have more confidence in. As the stock market continues to falter, be ahead of the curve by having your retirement funds at a safe distance away from the increasingly unappealing stock market.
It’s always better to get out too soon than too late. Don’t be part of the unfortunate group who chooses the latter over the former.