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IRAs, Storing Precious Metals, and an Invitation to the Stamp Museum in Washington DC (Dinner and Cocktails Included!)

By Carl Weber III

This month you've covered some of my favorite topics, storage of core holdings in precious metals and opening an online IRA.

We know that storing metals is no easy task, unless you have the decades of relationships that ASI offers. We enjoy sharing these resources with you.

As for your interest in managing your precious metals IRA online, you'll find a succinct 'how to' on opening and making an online contribution through www.ASPMDirect.com, before April 15th.

Best of all, ASI has arranged a truly special event at the new Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington D.C., complete with a behind-the-scenes tour, lunch at the museum, all-star presenters, dinner and evening cocktails at the Rockville Hilton. Don't miss this. See you all there.

Can I use ASI Precious Metals Direct to make an IRA contribution? Juanita I., New York, New York

ASI Precious Metals Direct, www.ASIPMDirect.com, is our innovative site for trading precious metals online. The process of opening up a trading relationship and a precious metals IRA can be done from your computer, smart phone or tablet.

Just take ten minutes to open the relationship and trade for your individual, corporate, Uniform Transfer to Minors Act (UTMA), trust or joint account. For your IRA, most of the information needed to establish your IRA with Entrust, our IRA trustee/administrator, will be simultaneously transmitted to them when you hit submit. You will then be notified as to what additional information is required to complete the IRA application process.

If you want to make a contribution for 2013 or 2014 before April 15th, start the process now.

ASI Precious Metals Direct allows you to buy and sell a whole gamut of precious metals including gold, silver, platinum and palladium in almost all forms, including coins, bars, kilos, rounds and the wafer-thin, wallet-sized gold bars.

You are assured best pricing as over a dozen wholesalers bid for your business. The system automatically selects the best price. No dealing with commissioned salesmen, time consuming calls, or worry that you can do better around the corner.

Select storage for your IRA metals in New York or Salt Lake City. Non-IRA holdings have offshore storage choices as well – to include London, Zurich, Melbourne and Singapore.

Is ASI holding an event in Washington, D.C. this spring? I heard about one at the new Stamp Museum and need details. Sue F., El Monte, California

ASI is indeed holding an event in Washington, D.C. on April 10th. It's one you should not miss. Our event, Owning One of the World's Most Valuable Assets...A Conversation About Rare Stamps is an all day, multi-location gathering, focusing on alternative investments, Rare Tangible Assets and, most importantly, rare stamp portfolios.

The day will begin at the Hilton in Rockville, Maryland where Contrarian Profits staff members along with members of ASI, including myself and Unconventional Wealth editor Ryan Cole, will be on hand to meet you and help you with registration. Registration tables will open at 9:45 a.m.

Our private coach leaves at 10:30 a.m. for the short drive to the new Postal Museum for our private tour, guided by knowledgeable Smithsonian docents. This tour gives you the opportunity to see some rather unique stamps, mingle with other attendees and meet our invited guest speakers.

There will be lunch, followed by a visit to the museum's Byrne Education Loft overlooking the William Gross Gallery, where we'll be greeted by Smithsonian National Postal Museum Director, Alan Kane.

Along with our special guests, we will cover the in's and out's of investing in rare stamps by hearing from the following speakers:

Rare Tangible Asset Guest Speaker: Michael Checkan, Chairman & CEO of ASI.

Rare Tangible Asset Guest Speaker: Rich Checkan, President & COO of ASI.

Alternative Wealth Guest Speaker: Ryan Cole, editor of Unconventional Wealth.

Rare Stamp Investing Guest Speaker: Geoff Anandappa, Stanley Gibbons Investment Portfolio Manager, a renowned expert on investing in rare stamps and historical memorabilia.

Rare Tangible Asset Specialists: Steve Emerick and Carl Weber III (me!) This is also your chance to get answers to all your questions.

At the end of the session, our private coach will take us back to the Hilton in Rockville to celebrate and review what we've learned with our friends and new acquaintances over cocktails and dinner ... on us of course.

What's nice about this part of the event is, during cocktails, you can talk with the expert guest speakers to get those last minute questions in or to learn a bit more about rare stamp investing.

The event fee is $249 per person, all inclusive. To register, CLICK HERE.

I have stored precious metals in my home, as ASI recommends. I really want offshore protection. What are my storage solutions as I add to my core holdings? Kimberly W., Indianapolis, Indiana

First off, let me congratulate you for getting the important concept of 'core holdings' right. ASI's philosophy holds that every family needs protection in case of a national or personal monetary crisis, in the form of at least 10% of their net worth in immediately negotiable precious metals.

When you need money fast, there is nothing like a stash of precious metals that hold value even when our currency fails or you have a personal financial crisis.

You can see why we believe these 'core holdings' should be stored at home for immediate access.

When the time comes that core holdings are more than enough to manage any immediate need, you can add to the holdings safely and conveniently and get offshore protection.

For that, the very best place is ASI's best seller, the Perth Mint Certificate Program, 'Gold You Can Fold.' These certificates can be redeemed through Approved Dealers around the world and gold storage is free for unallocated gold holdings! Your precious metals holdings are backed by the government of Western Australia and insured by Lloyd's of London for 100% of current market value at all times.

There are also silver and platinum Perth Mint Certificates, making this a perfect offshore venue for your core holdings in a diversified precious metals portfolio.

Action Steps for this Month's Q and A

Start with a call to your ASI Preferred Client Relations representative to register for the Owning One of the World's Most Valuable Assets...A Conversation About Rare Stamps event. That's a must. I truly can't wait to meet each and every one of you. Please do so today as the event is limited to only a handful attendees, and it will sell out almost immediately. Please call 877-269-3939 for more information, or click here to register.

Call 877-340-0790 to discuss your 'core holdings' goals with your Preferred Client Relations representative. We will guide you on at-home, domestic and offshore storage resources. Let's add to your portfolio and diversify your precious metals with the Perth Mint Certificate.

Visit www.ASIPMDirect.com to open your IRA account. Start the process now as you can still make 2013 and 2014 contributions before April 15th. Don't be sorry that you missed the deadline. If you want help with setting up an online relationship, call us at 877-340-0790. We will walk you through all the steps and show you how easy it is to trade from then on.

Keep those questions coming.

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