Exploit your offshore status to build a robust investment portfolio
Most of the world's 200 million expats float in stormy seas. Few can contribute to their home country social programs. They're often forced to fend for themselves when they retire. The Global Expatriate's Guide to Investing is the world's only book showing expats how to build wealth overseas with index funds. Written by bestselling author, Andrew Hallam, it's a guide for everyone, no matter where they are from.
Warren Buffett says you should buy index funds. Nobel prize winners agree.
But dangers lurk. Financial advisors overseas can be hungry wolves. They don't play by the same set of rules. They would rather earn whopping commissions than follow solid financial principles. The Global Expatriate's Guide To Investing shows how to avoid these jokers. It explains how to find an honest financial advisor: one that invests with index funds instead of commission paying windfalls.
You don't want an advisor? Fair enough. Hallam shows three cutting edge index fund strategies. He compares costs and services of different brokerages, whether in the U.S. or offshore. And he shows every nationality how to invest in the best products for them. Some people want stability. Some want strong growth. Others want a dash of both.
This book also answers the following questions:
How much money do I need to retire?
How much should I be saving each month?
What investments will give me both strong returns, and safety?
The Global Expatriate's Guide To Investing also profiles real expats and their stories. It shows the mistakes and successes that they want others to learn from. It's a humorous book. And it demonstrates how you can make the best of your hard-earned money.
Table of contents
- Chapter 1: Setting Your Bull's-Eye
- Chapter 2: Building Your Pension
Chapter 3: The Truth about Stocks and Bonds
- Halloween Grab Bag Treats Investors
- Why Average Returns Aren't Normal
- Stocks Pound Inflation
- What Has the Stock Market Done for You Lately?
- Undressing Stocks with 50 Shades of Gray
- The Stock Market Stars as the Great Humiliator
- Fast-Growing Economies Can Produce Weak Returns
- Bonds Are Protective Nets for Jumpers
- Can You Lose Money with Bonds?
- Chapter 4: Don't Start a Fight with an Escalator
- Chapter 5: Where Are the Customers’ Yachts?
Chapter 6: Don't Climb into Bed with a Silver-Tongued Player
- Featuring the Rip-Offers
- The Ten Habits of Successful Financial Advisors . . . Really?
- When Your Advisor Is a Sales Commando
- Welcoming Sharks into the Seal Pool
- Misled Investors Pay the Price
- A Canadian Investor Gets Bled
- Would You Like a Band-Aid for That Bleeding Gash?
- Masters of the Insured Death Benefit Illusion
- Free Fund Switching Isn't a Perk
- Making Millions off the General Public
- Fooling the Masses with Numbers
- Regulators Making an Effort
- Can Squeaky Wheels Gain Redemption?
- If Investors Can't Reclaim Their Losses
- When High Fees Meet Gunslingers
- A Son's Inheritance Gets Plundered
- British Teacher Learns a Costly Lesson
- Playing Soccer Like Wasps around Honey
- Most Investors Are Crazy
Chapter 7: Self-Appointed Gurus and Neanderthal Brains
- Why Most Investors Should Hope for Falling Markets
- It's Not Timing the Market That Matters; It's Time in the Market
- High Unemployment and High Stock Returns
- What Can You Miss by Guessing Wrong?
- When Investors and Advisors Sabotage Their Rides
- Popular Stocks Underperform
- How About the Next Big Thing?
- When Genius Fails
- Chapter 8: An Employer's Greatest Challenge
Chapter 9: Couch Potato Investing
- Don't Bonds Tie You Down?
- Is It More of a Fling Than a Real Relationship?
- Potatoes Growing Globally
- Bonds Relative to Age and Risk
- What If You're Falling Behind?
- Profiting from Panic—Stock Market Crash 2008–2009
- Owning the World
- Where Do You Plan to Retire?
- Are You Retiring in an Emerging Market Country?
- Does This Sound Too Good to Be True?
- Chapter 10: The Permanent Portfolio: Growth without Risk
- Chapter 11: Fundamental Indexing: Can We Build a Better Index Portfolio?
- Chapter 12: Capable Investment Advisors with a Conscience
- Chapter 13: Choosing Your Offshore Brokerage—For Non-Americans
- Chapter 14: The 16 Questions Do-It-Yourself Investors Ask
Chapter 15: Investing for American Expats
- Do You Currently Invest with Vanguard?
- Couch Potato Investing with Vanguard
- Couch Potato Investing with a Vanguard Stick Shift
- When Investors Binge on Speculation
- Charles Schwab Offers a Great Deal
- Doing the Couch Potato with Schwab
- Permanent Portfolio Investing with Schwab
- Fundamental Indexing Magic in the Works
- Don't Contribute Illegally to Your IRA
- What Exactly Is an IRA?
- Roth IRAs Are Different
Chapter 16: Investing for Canadian Expats
- Canadian Funds Earn an “F” for Costs
- Brokerage Options for Expatriate Canadians
- Brokerages for Canadians in Capital-Gains-Free Jurisdictions
- Building a Canadian Couch Potato Portfolio
- ETF Canadian Price War
- The Permanent Portfolio, Canadian Style
- Fundamental Indexing Portfolios
- What About RRSPs and TFSAs?
- Swap-Based ETFs, the Ultimate Legal Tax Dodge
- Chapter 17: Investing for British Expats
- Chapter 18: Investing for Australian Expats
- Chapter 19: Investing for New Zealand Expats
- Chapter 20: Investing for South African and South American Expats
- Chapter 21: Investing for European Expats
- Chapter 22: Investing for Asian Expats
- About the Author
- End User License Agreement
- Title: The Global Expatriate's Guide to Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat
- Release date: October 2014
- Publisher(s): Wiley
- ISBN: 9781119020981
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