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Expat Corner
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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.


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 (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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