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- toony Mar 27, 3:08 AM
Vaz, Can't help you with getting cash out of Myanmar 🙂 . Yes, if don't know where you will retire, best to buy in the...
- Mark Zoril Mar 27, 2:45 AM
@Lee. Regarding Adam's comment and Andrew's as well, yes there is virtually no way that a firm that charges of assets under management would recommend...
- toony Mar 27, 2:32 AM
Both are great ETFs. Andrew favours the shorter duration on IGLS (2.49 vs 11.7 years) compared to VGOV as IGLS is guaranteed to beat inflation...
- Mark Zoril Mar 27, 2:30 AM
hi Jen. Most of my clients do fine with TD. Simply hasn't been an issue. A delay here and there and some follow-up, but they...
- toony Mar 27, 2:23 AM
Lee, Personally, I would go option 2 - account is small at moment - know you will end up in UK later so easier to...
- Jen Mar 27, 1:04 AM
I don't see any DIY platform on the AES web site. Even the execution only is their 'index fund' which works out to 1.75% p.a.
- Lee Mar 26, 6:34 PM
Great feedback, thanks. is Mark with TD?
- Lee Mar 26, 6:32 PM
Thank you. I understand that everyone needs to make some money in the process. Guess it's more my nerves and feeling as though I need...
- Jonny Mar 26, 5:50 PM
Thank you, Mark. I will check if there are any Japanese brokerage that would accept such transfer.
- Adam Mar 26, 5:38 PM
@Lee - I'm also in the process of shopping around and also currently in discussions with AES. Would totally agree with Andrew on the above...
- Andrew Hallam Mar 26, 5:21 PM
Hi Lee, Of course, they don't make money when you DIY. 🙂 But as far as firms available to non-American expats are concerned, they are...
- Lee Mar 26, 4:56 PM
Hi Andrew, Whenever I start to read any of the information about advisors or companies out here it makes me sick with nerves. I spoke...
- Andrew Hallam Mar 26, 4:27 PM
Hi Chris, This looks good. But as I mentioned in my book, don't buy any currency hedged ETFs. Cheers, Andrew
- Christopher Eng Mar 26, 3:49 PM
Hi Andrew, I am trying to put together a portfolio. I am a Canadian citizen - resident of Qatar and 30 years old. Unfortunately I...
- vaz Mar 26, 2:37 PM
Hi Andrew, great book and excellent advice. I have lent your Expat book out to several colleagues to educate them on investment finance. I am...
- Mark Mar 26, 4:44 AM
Hi Andrew, You are right I have been thinking and reading too much lately about which fixed income index to pick. I will heed your...
- Jen Mar 26, 2:41 AM
If you are talking about Td direct-absolutely (for me) it is not simple to open in my experience-and after initially trying a year ago and...
- Andrew Hallam Mar 26, 2:36 AM
Hi Mark, I think you're thinking too much. Pick IGLS. Ignore all other options. Build your portfolio. Maintain a constant allocation and keep adding money....
- Mark Mar 26, 1:41 AM
Hi Andrew, Thanks for your reply. I was inclined to opt for IGLS - but thought let me see what are the other options and...
- Andrew Hallam Mar 26, 12:49 AM
Hi Mark, I prefer the short term bond index. Cheers, Andrew
- Mark Mar 26, 12:47 AM
Hi Andrew, I am trying to decide on which Fixed Income ETF to choose for my UK ISA allocation. In your book there is mention...
- Mark Zoril Mar 25, 7:37 PM
If you can use TD Direct while in HK that might work fine. What you can do is when you return to Japan is transfer...
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