An unsurprising story surfaced a couple of days ago... SEC attorneys are under investigation for insider trading! If you can't truly value that exclamation point I just used, let me help you. The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) is a government organization that was formed to convince … [Read more...] about Who will arrest the investment police?
Eliminating securities problems – Part 2
I previously discussed what a security is and who are accredited investors. Non-accredited investors are typically excluded from most syndicated private placements. This is part of the cause of the investor isolation in the self directed IRA/401k marketplace. The stock market's growth has been … [Read more...] about Eliminating securities problems – Part 2
Eliminating securities problems – Part 1
There's a case (the Howie case - can somebody provide me a good link that explains it?) that defines a security as an investment contract in which a person invests their money into a pool and expects to receive a profit solely from the efforts of others. So typically, when a person invests in … [Read more...] about Eliminating securities problems – Part 1
Increasing buying power
These are the primary ways of increasing buying power when putting real estate into a retirement account: Mortgage financing - This has to be in the form of a non-recourse loan, which is typically limited to about 70% LTV. This can double or sometimes triple your buying power, allowing you to have … [Read more...] about Increasing buying power