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alanlunch

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Investing in Germany as an expat
« on: December 26, 2017, 01:10:39 PM »
Guten tag lieber Mustachians!

I'm a British expat living in Germany for 3.5 years. I'm in my late 20s, with a full-time job that pays pretty well and means I have a few thousand euros in savings that I'd like to invest. My German is okay, but definitely not good enough to navigate any sort of financial matters...so I'm wondering if there's a way of investing my euros in some sort of english-language index fund, without having to lose money on exchange rates and suchlike?

I already have an index fund in the UK, so there is the possibility of adding to that, but due to Brexit and such, I'd rather not place all my eggs in one basket when it comes to currency.

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Re: Investing in Germany as an expat
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 01:23:18 PM »
You could open a free brokerage account with ING DiBa and invest in an MSCI World index fund. Most such ETFs are actually housed in Ireland or Luxembourg. If you buy for more than 500 Euros, you don't pay fees for many ETFs.

alanlunch

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Re: Investing in Germany as an expat
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 02:24:28 AM »
thanks for the tip! that's really helpful.