United States Sees Surge in Foreign Investment

Published on July 16, 2012

self directed iraDue to the recent financial crisis, foreign investment has skyrocketed in the United States. According to the Wall Street Journal, Europeans have been the primary venture capitalists seeking a reprieve from the ongoing global turmoil. In fact, between January and March 2012, the U.S. has received $28.7 billion in direct foreign investments. Overall, the U.S. has seen a 14% jump in the annual foreign investment capital since the end of last year. These investments have primarily included corporate acquisitions and real estate.

What the surge in foreign investment is really telling Americans is that now is the time to invest! The rise in foreign investment will slowly boost our market, especially in real estate. This boost will eventually push up market prices and move real estate investment out of a buyer’s market and into a seller’s market.

Some clever ways to invest while the going is still good is through self-directed retirement accounts. Savvy investors who have done their homework can focus their retirement plans not in stocks and bonds but in other assets such as real estate, commodities, precious metals, and more.  If you are an investor looking to expand your real estate portfolio, now is the time to do so, before the foreign investment market drives up costs. If you are also seeking ways to build your retirement portfolio in tandem with your real estate investment holdings, you might consider making those real estate investments through a self-directed IRA.

For more information on the surge in foreign investment, read the Wall Street Journal article here.

To read up on how foreign investment is boosting the American economy, read the CNN Money article here.

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