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Re: Total World ETF - high TER in Europe

There is another global ETF you didn't list, I went for db x-trackers MSCI World TRN UCITS ETF 1C TER 0.45% because I think it is light on Europe exposure I added db x-trackers STOXX® Europe 600 UCITS ETF TER 0.20% and for emerging markets I went iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility TER ...
by perpetualbond
Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Total World ETF - high TER in Europe
Replies: 12
Views: 1073

Re: Boglehead in Europe/Netherlands

Hello again:) I just looked up "Think Global Equity UCITS ETF (EUR) | TGET" and added it to the list. This one seems a bit better, but 70% of the 250 companies are all among the largest cap stocks on the planet. Also, if it is using market cap weighting, why does it not hold emerging marke...
by perpetualbond
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Boglehead in Europe/Netherlands
Replies: 17
Views: 1861

Re: Boglehead in Europe/Netherlands

Hi Makane, For now; did you consider the Think Global Equity UCITS ETF? It's not prefect in the sense that it holds only 250 companies, equal weighted and rebalances once a year. However, it is good from a tax point of view, it's domiciled in the Netherlands, pays dividends but has had a tax-ruling ...
by perpetualbond
Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:06 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Boglehead in Europe/Netherlands
Replies: 17
Views: 1861

Ireland/Luxembourg domiciled ETF's

I'm from Europe (the Netherlands) so investing in US domiciled ETF's means I have to pay dividend tax. Not planning to die any time soon but estate tax of 55% on assets over 60,000 is annoying too. There is the option of investing in Ireland/Luxembourg domiciled ETF's. This avoids dealing with the I...
by perpetualbond
Tue May 07, 2013 10:43 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Ireland/Luxembourg domiciled ETF's
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Help a European

Not exactly. As a self employed you are able to deposit very limited amounts of your income in a bank account which will be blocked until retirement. This avoid income tax and 'wealth tax' but at retirement you have to buy an annuity which will be taxed as income. This is not popular at all among se...
by perpetualbond
Sun May 05, 2013 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help a European
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Help a European

Hi all, first of all: great website! Now I feel the time has come to invest and I've picked a lot of useful things here. Still have some questions, mainly because all advice here is focused on US based investors and I'm from the Netherlands. I have not been able to find a similar website of the same...
by perpetualbond
Sun May 05, 2013 10:42 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Help a European
Replies: 3
Views: 221

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