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How To Buy and Sell Forex Pairs

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The first currency is the base currency. The second currency is the settlement currency. E.g. for the USD/SGD pair: If you wanted to obtain Singapore Dollars (SGD), you would SELL the USD/SGD pair. If you wanted to obtain United State Dollars (USD), you would BUY the USD/SGD pair. In forex trading and in brokers such as Interactive Brokers, this would be the way you’d convert from one...

Standard Chartered (StanChart SCB) vs Saxo vs Interactive Brokers (IBKR) – Commissions Compared

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I’ve been looking at several brokerages that can allow me to start investing through a lazy portfolio in Singapore, and it seems like these 3 brokerages are the most popular: Standard Chartered (or StanChart / SCB) Saxo Capital Markets Interactive Brokers I’ve created a spreadsheet of the commission charges that these brokerages charge me on ETFs on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), as...

The Best Index Fund Portfolio Mix For Non-US Investors

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I hear a lot of references to Warren Buffett whenever I look at investment methodologies and techniques, e.g. “Follow how Buffett Invests” or “This is what Buffett would have done”, but it’s never what Buffett has specifically said so himself. Except for this: “There are a few investment managers, of course, who are very good – though in the short run, it’s...

The Best Investment Strategy – The Lazy Portfolio

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I’ve had many years of experience trading stocks and I’ve even dabbled into Contract For Differences (CFD) and forex. However, while I had my good times and great returns, I’ve also had my “investments” go belly-up or languish for months. If you’re young, “waiting for your investment to break even” may not seem like a bad idea, but if it’s...

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