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expat investing in gold

Gold: What is the Smart Money Doing?

I have had expat clients investing in gold for the past 8 years. In that time, it has gone all the way from USD400 an ounce up to an all-time-high of  USD1,950 in mid 2011 and back down to USD1,230 today. A large part of this rally was fueled by the financial crisis, where a […]

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What is an Exchange Traded Fund?

An Exchange traded fund (ETF) is a fund that is designed to track the performance of a specific market or index as closely as possible, nothing more, nothing less.They have been available in the US since 1993 and in Europe since 1999. ETFs allow investors to diversify over a wide range of markets, geographic sectors […]

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Expat ETF Investing, offshore investing, retirement planning

6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Investing in Exchange Traded Funds

Here are 6 great reasons why expats should consider investing in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs): Cost – This is the advantage that gets most of the air time. ETFs are, in general, much cheaper than regular mutual funds. The main reason for this is that ETFs are passively managed (i.e. they simply track an index like […]

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3 common ways for expats to invest in gold

How to Invest in Gold

The purpose of this post is not to talk about whether you should invest in gold, that is a question that only you or a financial adviser who is familiar with your circumstances can answer. The purpose of this post is to look at HOW to go about investing in gold, should you wish to […]

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