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by Henry Curtmantle
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: European, dutch investor here: Is investing in VTI and VXUS still a good choice?
Replies: 43
Views: 5981

Re: European, dutch investor here: Is investing in VTI and VXUS still a good choice?

I am a Dutch resident and I still can purchase US-based ETFs via Interactive broker. So, to OP: maybe it's a broker thing? True, I recently moved in the Netherlands, from a country outside the EU, where it is allowed to buy US-based ETFs. But I told Interactive broker about my new residence and they...
by Henry Curtmantle
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: Investing options for Swiss resident
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Investing options for Swiss resident

I suggest you to have a look at https://forum.mustachianpost.com/, which is a gold mine for Boglehead investors based in Switzerland. There are a lot of threads there the question of which broker to go to. The consensus seems to be: 1) Interactive broker is the best broker, especially if you have mo...
by Henry Curtmantle
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: Interactive Brokers alternative for Swiss
Replies: 20
Views: 1599

Re: Interactive Brokers alternative for Swiss

I'd recommend Schwab. Not quite as good exchange rates as IB, but not too bad, and great interface and apps. Lets say you invest 50k per year (which anyone with a decent job in Switzerland should be able to do - although most people I know save much more). Median income is roughly 80k per year in C...
by Henry Curtmantle
Sun May 19, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why does the stock market grow faster than the economy?
Replies: 28
Views: 4755

Re: Why does the stock market grow faster than the economy?

Thanks all for your answers! I was not specifically having the US in mind when asking, and I don't think the fact that US companies derive some profit from abroad changes anything. The accounting point applies to the whole world as well. Replace "how can the US stock market grow faster than the US e...
by Henry Curtmantle
Sat May 18, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Why does the stock market grow faster than the economy?
Replies: 28
Views: 4755

Why does the stock market grow faster than the economy?

Hi all, Long time lurker here, but first time poster. I greatly enjoy the polite and constructive discussions here, very rare on the internet among anonymous people :beer ! My question: Why does the stock market grow faster than the economy? And can it last? Note that the question is not: "why does ...