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Old 07-01-2005, 04:28 PM   #21
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Here is a link to a fund I own(prwcx) and one that has been discussed previously on this board.

http://yahoo.smartmoney.com/fundscre...0624&afl=yahoo
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Old 07-02-2005, 01:58 AM   #22
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200 years ago EU was "emerging" and 100 years ago USA was "emerging" - this century belongs to Asia. I would certainly feel stupid leaving out/under weighing the new USA and EU!
I like the way you think. We're all long-term investors here, and long-term equity returns are simply a function of GDP growth. Personally, I like Asia ex-Japan a lot for the long-term.
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.* *We're all long-term investors here.
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Old 07-02-2005, 08:25 AM   #24
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Ben,
Thanks for the explanation.

I like the idea of saving money by drinking cheap beer. A book on how to do that might make a lot of cash. "How To Earn Millions Drinking Beer".

Put me down for 6 copies.

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Personally, I like Asia ex-Japan a lot for the long-term.
ISHARES PAC EX-JAPAN (EPP) has been a solid performer for the last few years.
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Ben,
Thanks for the explanation.

I like the idea of saving money by drinking cheap beer.* A book on how to do that might make a lot of cash.* "How To Earn Millions Drinking Beer".

Put me down for 6 copies.

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I.e. a six-pack! :P
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Here are a couple of books on beer drinking.

Beer, Art and Philosophy: The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends Is the Highest Form of Art, a memoir by Tom Marioni by Tom Marioni, Thomas McEvilley (Paperback - December 2003)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846


The Complete Book of Beer Drinking Games, Revised Edition by Andy Griscom (Paperback)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846
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Hi mikew,

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Can I ask you how you are able to hold US onshore funds like vanguard equity income fund?
From what I have read on the boards you are a non-resident alien in terms of US taxes. There are some funds I would like to buy but vanguard told me non-US residents can’t hold onshore funds only ETF’s.
As I understand it, you are a US citizen in Japan, like me.
Try TD Waterhouse. They let me buy funds as well as
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Hey bpp and mike - when are you guys coming to Thailand to visit Lancelot and I for a portfolio theory meeting?
Unless you also have a place in Japan with all you can drink beer for 2.5$!?
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Hey bpp and mike - when are you guys coming to Thailand to visit Lancelot and I for a portfolio theory meeting?
Unless you also have a place in Japan with all you can drink beer for 2.5$!?
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Don't forget me.
I wonder if I can deduct a part of my travel expense for the scheduled portfolio meeting?
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Hi ben,

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Hey bpp and mike - when are you guys coming to Thailand to visit Lancelot and I for a portfolio theory meeting?
For me, it would be just as soon as I can get my wife to sign off on that investment expense...

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Unless you also have a place in Japan with all you can drink beer for 2.5$!?
Depends on what you mean by "beer." There are varieties of beer-like substances that are sold here, which have reduced malt so that they are legally not beer and hence have lower taxes on them. They sell for around $1.25 per can, and $2.50 worth is just about all I can drink. :P

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MJ; you are in!
Bpp; that s... sounds SCARY! We are talking Beer Chang (meaning elephant in Thai) was created in coorporation with Carlsberg originally to compeed with Singha (Thai "national" beer) and is now the best selling beer in Thailand. Originally it was very strong/bitter but they have adjusted the taste to go for a broader market in the last couple of years. About 6% in strength. (and no malt reduction! :P).

Bring your wife!

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For me, it would be just as soon as I can get my wife to sign off on that investment expense...

Depends on what you mean by "beer."* There are varieties of beer-like substances that are sold here, which have reduced malt so that they are legally not beer and hence have lower taxes on them.* They sell for around $1.25 per can, and $2.50 worth is just about all I can drink.* :P

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As I understand it, you are a US citizen in Japan, like me.
Try TD Waterhouse. They let me buy funds as well as
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Thanks for the information I will look into it. Right now we are schwab. They have an account in tokyo citibank so we can just send (furikomi) the money there and it is deposited in our account. Also, they have Japanese language support and the Japanese wife feels safe with that.

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Hey bpp and mike - when are you guys coming to Thailand to visit Lancelot and I for a portfolio theory meeting?
Unless you also have a place in Japan with all you can drink beer for 2.5$!?
Cheers!
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In the same boat as bpp. Wife is onto overseas business trips. Ohio ok, Thailand may take a while.

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