Help with Bogleheading in Hong Kong

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Help with Bogleheading in Hong Kong

Post by P10 » Thu May 23, 2013 2:47 am

A repost, sort of, as my original post is lost.

Newbie here in Hong Kong. I am sure this has been discussed before, but I am hoping for a more definitive answer from some of the more experienced Bogleheads.
Following some of the great books and what I have learned from these pages, my ultimate investment goal is to have a portfolio that is simple but strong enough to ride out the ups and downs. Unfortunately, I have found it very difficult to implement just that in Hong Kong. ERs are for funds too high; ETFs have no flows; and one can forget about real global diversification. Biting the tax bullet and investing directly in the US looks to be the only answer.

Here is what I am planning to do:
24% - 2800 HK Tracker Fund (HSI Index Fund)
16% - 2819 HK ABN HK Bond Index Fund
25% - VTI
11% - VXUS
17% - BND
7% - VCIT

Q1, Does my 40/60 allocation for home/away make any sense? I do worry more about China than the US.
Q2, Any suggestions for replacing any of the US ETFs? Specifically, I am looking for locally available alternatives as I do worry about estate tax if not tax on dividend.

Thanks and appreciate it.

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Re: Help with Bogleheading in Hong Kong

Post by Johm221122 » Thu May 23, 2013 8:43 pm

Welcome to forum,
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Re: Help with Bogleheading in Hong Kong

Post by LadyGeek » Thu May 23, 2013 8:48 pm

Welcome! We have several members from Hong Kong. I PM'd someone who might help.
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Re: Help with Bogleheading in Hong Kong

Post by HongKonger » Thu May 23, 2013 9:11 pm

Hey P10 - a fellow Hongkie here (well Brit expat perm res).

Will send you a PM.

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