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New Vanguard stock fund worth a look for expats

On 25 March, Vanguard launched a new set of all-world exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are highly relevant for any expats or people living in developing countries. One of them could become the only stock fund you need in your portfolio.

Update on brokerage protection limits

Interactive Brokers is by far the cheapest brokerage for people living in developing countries. I use them myself (and I don’t have any further affiliation with them). They are large, well-capitalised and secure. The extra capital protects them against shocks, unlike Robinhood which had to scramble to raise money in January. But what would happen to your money if IB failed?

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Should GameStop & Bitcoin change our investing?

99.99% of the financial news should not change how you invest. Read it out of interest for what’s going on in the world, but don’t let it change your investment approach. Just don’t. It’s a slippery slope that leads to shiny object syndrome, FOMO and market timing, all of which will part you from your money. Let’s have a look at a couple of newsworthy events and see if they merit a reaction.

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Top FAQs about expat saving and investing

There are some questions about expat saving and investing that get asked again and again. Which is understandable – these are the things expats worry about AND can’t find the answers to easily.

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The Unbiased Guide to Expat Investing

Discover how to invest in stock and bond funds (ETFs) as an expat – cheaply, quickly and sensibly. Maximise your saving power while you work abroad!

How To Invest After The Election

In case you think the US election is the only thing people are thinking about, you can also think about investing before/during/after the results! I never expected to write about investing during the results, but here we are.

Rescue Your Money

If a financial institution is holding onto your money for no clear reason, YOU NEED TO ACT FAST before the music stops.

Dealing with Dividends

When you invest in a global stock fund, many of the companies in the fund are generating dividends for you, so the fund pays an aggregated dividend for you. Same with a bond fund, the interest payments on the bonds are generating cash for you. What to do with these?

When Isaac Newton got FOMO and lost everything

How one of the smartest men of all time put most of his investments into one stock at the peak of a bubble and lost the equivalent of $20 million… Maybe he could calculate the movements of the planets but not the madness of the people.

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