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Expat Corner
An SI Board Since September 2000
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Emcee:  GeoDude Type:  Moderated
As an expatriate worker (i.e. working in a country other than my country of citizenship and more often than not in a third world country), I face different constraints and benefits than the average Joe when it comes to investing.

Constraints of interest (that I have faced) are:

difficulty in reliable trading caused by poor communications systems i.e. must invest in the medium/long term

difficulty with time zones i.e. market open when normal sleep time

difficulty with currencies

difficulty with taxes

benefits are mostly better tax-protected salaries

This subject is meant for expats to discuss these issues and to share some good investment ideas. Hopefully we can all benefit from this.

Regards,

Lost in Africa

PS I may start a model portfolio for stocks that suit our investment style. My bias is medium risk/high rewards but long term investments but I am open to suggestions.
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41After so many years, I am back on SI. Of course my old account has disappeared. Lost in Jakarta-7/25/2017
40The Naz has sustained a decent rally since the last post. Not too jumpy and steaGeoDude-5/23/2001
39Here we are 2 1/2 months later. The Naz went from over 2800 to 1785. A huge dropGeoDude-4/6/2001
38Life is good. Up 31% YTD on the full portfolio (which was 24% cash until a few dGeoDude-1/24/2001
37Up 31% on the stocks in the portfolio. I will add 2 more for the remaining $24,0GeoDude-1/22/2001
36Bruce: as long as you're happy, that's all that matters. You got me reGeoDude-1/12/2001
35LIA, I like shoveling snow <g>. It's -15C, sunny and I'm going skBruce Robbins-1/12/2001
34Well it is January 12th and the port. is up 11.2% thanks to JMAR with its news oGeoDude-1/12/2001
33LIA, As you know, there are very few producing PGE mines and IMO we will not seBruce Robbins-1/4/2001
32Bruce, agree with you on the cloudy future. Gold has not yet caught my fancy buGeoDude-1/4/2001
31LIA, I am taking advantage of gold right now thanks to Al. Buying some cheap phBruce Robbins-1/4/2001
30Bruce, I took advantage of yesterday to "liquidate" some of my personGeoDude-1/4/2001
29LIA, I hope you didn't liquidate that portfolio from last year- it was probBruce Robbins-1/4/2001
28Thanks for the recommendation- I'll do my DD <g>. I am also a contrariBruce Robbins-1/2/2001
27AEC.to (AOG) would be a safe good pick. How much room is left is always the big GeoDude-1/2/2001
26Definately smart people on SI. Raging Bull, Yahoo etc are pretty sad. As for PDLBruce Robbins-1/2/2001
25Thanks Bruce. Enjoyable and profitable 2K1 to you (and your family) too ... AllGeoDude-1/2/2001
24True.. This week should set the tone whether professionals are bearish or not.. Sultan-1/2/2001
23Sultan, Best wishes to you too. 2000 may have been ugly (although overall +ve fGeoDude-1/2/2001
22LIA All the best for 2001.. This year certainly has been very ugly. If you getSultan-12/29/2000
21Happy New Year LIA. Hope your picks work out. Just wondering, how do you trade UBruce Robbins-12/29/2000
20OK This is the dawn of a new year. And all the past should be forgotten. To helpGeoDude-12/29/2000
19This is bad news for chip stocks. The early proof that a bad trend is in place..GeoDude-12/21/2000
18This news should help this little stock. The only unknown is "can they keepGeoDude-12/18/2000
17Travel and work are keeping me from a close watch on my stocks. Not knowing helpGeoDude-12/18/2000
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