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How a Physical Gold IRA Can Protect Your Wealth

-HOW A PHYSICAL GOLD IRA (INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNT) CAN PROTECT YOUR WEALTH GOLD IRA = A Gold IRA is a Self-Directed Individual Retirement Account that allows you to safely own physical precious metals. WHY GOLD? GOLD LIMITS EXPOSURE FROM WALL STREET GOLD IS A FINANCIAL ASSET THAT DOES NOT DEPEND ON CREDIT TO FUNCTION. Having physical ownership of precious metals lowers overall portfolio risk by diversifying assets away from paper. GOLD CREATES PROTECTION FOR YOUR PORTFOLIO • Gold is a tangible asset with a value that has PORTFOLID no counterparty or credit risk. Gold stored at IRS-approved depositories is full PROTECTION • Gold has been a store of wealth for thousands of years and has outlasted the world's currencies. DECISION 1 Unlike traditional paper investments, GOLD WILL NEVER GO OUT OF BUSINESS OR RELY ON DECISIONS OF A COMPANY'S OFFICERS. DECISION 2 DECISION 3 THE DOLLAR DOES NOT BUY WHAT IT USED TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE MONEY SUPPLY HAS DOUBLED FROM 2008 - 2013 As a result, paper U.S. dollars buy fewer goods and services. FOR EXAMPLE: $100K $82K $100,000 invested in U.S. dollars in 2000 would have lost $18,000 in purchasing power by Q3 2013. Q3 2013 2000 Gold, on the other hand, has steadily increased in value by 4.7 times between 2000 and Q3 2013. $100K $470K 4.7x SAFE HISTORICALLY, PHYSICAL GOLD HAS BEENA GREAT HEDGE AGAINST INFLATION AND IS A PROVEN SAFE HAVEN FROM ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY. RESULTS ON $100,000 INVESTED IN EACH INSTRUMENT (JANUARY 2000 - PRESENT) Q3 2013. > Similarly, gold has outperformed the three major U.S. indices. NASDAQ $87,000 -13% S&P 500 $115,000 15 % DOW $132,000 32% GOLD +473% $473,000 BENEFITS Gold can readily be converted into cash when needed because it is a globally recognized currency. In fact, gold's value has endured for centuries while the world reserve currency has changed practically every century. LIQUIDITY Currency Reserve Status 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 Spain United States of America Portugal Netherlands France Great Britain GLOBAL DEMAND Gold demand is at an all-time high. India made the largest gold purchase in history and imported approximately 400 tons of gold in Q2 2013, almost half of the total imports in the entire 2012. Physical gold offers true diversification, solid protection, and excellent profit potential. DIVER SIFI $400 K -$100K in S&P 500 - $50K S&P + $50K Gold CATION $300 K $296K $200 K $100 K $112K $0 K 2002 2004 2006 2008 2011 2012 THE S&P SHOCKER A portfolio weighted with 50% in physical gold would have lowered overall risk and increased returns by 246% compared with the S&P 500. f 246% INVESTING ACROSS UNCORRELATED ASSET CLASSES THE KEY TO TRUE DIVERSIFICATION. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHICH RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS CAN BE CONVERTED INTO A GOLD IRA? TSP* (THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN) TRADITIONAL IRA SIMPLE IRA 401(K)* PENSION* PLAN ROTH IRA TAX - SHELTERED ANNUITY 457(B)* SEP IRA 403(B)* *To qualify, retirement plan must be from a previous employer or for an individual that is older than 59½. Every plan is subject to terms and regulations. WHAT METALS CAN BE HELD IN A GOLD OR PRECIOUS METALS IRA? Only IRS-approved precious metals are allowed into Individual Retirement Accounts. In addition to Gold, IRS-approved metals include Silver, Platinum, and Palladium. IRA-Approved Precious Metals AMERICAN EAGLE GOLD AMERICAN BUFFALO GOLD COINS AND SILVER COINS AUSTRIAN PHILHARMONIC GOLD AND SILVER COINS CANADIAN MAPLE LEAF GOLD AND SILVER COINS GOLD AND SILVER BARS FROM RECOGNIZED REFINERS WHERE IS MY GOLD STORED? To comply with IRS requirements, gold bullion deposited into an IRA must be in the physical possession of a bank, insured credit union, or a trust company subject to supervision and examination by a state banking commissioner or agency. Delaware Depository located in Wilmington, Delaware: > Specializes in storage, handling, and administration of bullion held in individual retirement accounts. • Stores all bullion in a fortified and discrete facility. • Implements a high security policy monitored 24/7, 365 days a year. • Loss or damage to bullion is insured by an all-risk storage and transit policy underwritten by Lloyds of London. • Geographically removed from threats associated with major political and financial centers. HOW SHOULD I TAKE CUSTODY OF THE METALS? YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS WHEN TAKING DISTRIBUTIONS FROM YOUR ACCOUNT. PERSONAL LIQUIDATION VS POSSESSION METALS ARE LIQUIDATED AT METALS ARE BOXED UP AT THE CURRENT MARKET VALUE AND A DEPOSITORY AND SHIPPED DIRECTLY WIRE TRANSFER OF FUNDS IS DONE TO YOU. YOU CAN HOLD, SELL OR PASS ALONG TO RELATIVES. WITHIN 24 HOURS. THE GOAL IS NOT TO PREDICT THE FUTURE; IT'S TO BE PREPARED FOR IT. WISDOM WORDS OF CONVERTING YOUR IRA OR FORMER 401(K) INTO A GOLD IRA IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3: > Contact and complete an application with a listed U.S. Mint dealer who specializes in Gold IRA Rollovers. Most retirement plans qualify. OPEN > Once you complete the Direct Transfer or Rollover form, a BANK 2 TRANSFER/ ROLLOVER request is submitted to roll over your funds directly into your new Gold IRA in a lateral tax-free transaction. 3 OWN GOLD > Once funds are transferred, you choose your portfolio of gold, silver, platinum or palladium. Your purchase is authorized and the metals are shipped. A QUICK WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR: American Bullion Request a Free Guide to learn your options about Gold IRA Rollovers. 1-800-547-8418 "Piece of Gold, Peace of Mind."® RISK DISCLOSURE: Purchasing precious metals in bullion, bars, coins, proof coins, and numismatic coins involve a degree of risk that should be carefully evaluated prior to investing any funds. American Bullion and its agents are not registered or licensed by any government agency and are not financial advisors or tax advisors. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investors should do their due diligence before committing any money to purchase gold and other precious metals. If you have additional questions, please contact American Bullion. VISUAL CAPITALIST || DELAWARE

How a Physical Gold IRA Can Protect Your Wealth

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