Category Archive: Canadians

May 10 2014

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Can Canadian Expats Enjoy The Most Tax Free Portfolio In the World?

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Image courtesy of pixabay.com Horizon Canada just offered a swap based Canadian bond ETF, which will be trading on the Toronto stock exchange tomorrow. http://www.horizonsetfs.com/pub/en/etfs/?etf=HBB&tab=overview Horizon already offers a Canadian and U.S. swap-based stock ETF.  By coupling these equity indexes with this new bond offering, expats won’t have to pay capital gains taxes or dividend …

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Jan 09 2014

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Expat Index Investors Should Duck U.S. Estate Taxes

Non-American expats with U.S. listed stocks or ETFs might consider making a switch. U.S. estate tax laws suggest if an expat owns more than $60,000 in U.S. listed stocks or funds, and gets hit by a bus or eaten by a crocodile, their heirs will feel the bite.   By investing on a different exchange, …

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May 06 2013

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An Expat Canadian in Japan, Finds A Way To Invest

One of my readers (an expat Canadian named Jon) was looking for investment options in Japan.  He wanted to invest with low cost index funds, but found nothing available.  As a result, he opted for a Singapore-based brokerage–the same one I use.  Best of all, he didn’t have to fly to Singapore to open it.  …

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Aug 18 2012

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News For Expatriate Canadians Investing in Singapore and SE Asia

Vanguard has released some cheap ETFs on the Toronto stock exchange which you could purchase through a DBS Vickers brokerage. I’ve outlined the process of building low cost ETF in my post, Expatriate Canadians Investing in Singapore Find a Cheaper Option.  If you haven’t read this blog post, please read it before venturing to the …

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Sep 29 2010

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Expatriate Canadians Investing in Singapore Find a Cheaper Option

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  Canadians in Singapore are finding a way to bi-pass expensive financial services. They’re figuring  how to invest cheaply and simply with low cost index funds: It’s the method endorsed by Warren Buffett  It’s the method endorsed by a slew of Economic Noble Laureates  It’s the method endorsed by Charles Schwab, (the owner of the world’s biggest …

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