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by jehturner
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Snacking in supermarkets.
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: Snacking in supermarkets.

Anyway, the whole eating produce whilst shopping happens all the time in the U.K. and like you say sometimes people maybe pay, sometimes they probably do not. I thought this happened everywhere in the world to be honest!! Huh, I don't remember seeing that when I lived there! Things change though. I...
by jehturner
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Snacking in supermarkets.
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: Snacking in supermarkets.

Yes, it was a bit of an eye opener to see people walking around blatantly munching "free stuff" like bread when we first arrived. We've let the children open their drinks now and then though, to shut them up, and no-one bats an eyelid when putting the empty boxes through the checkout... The crisps t...
by jehturner
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile
Replies: 84
Views: 17252

Re: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile

Yeah, I've read somewhere that the US doesn't have accumulating funds for some reason. However, I think if the fund itself accumulates dividends, that's factored into the NAV (which tracks some total return index), rather than the share holding. Otherwise, your broker might reinvest distributions in...
by jehturner
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile
Replies: 84
Views: 17252

Re: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile

Can't you find something similar trading on a European exchange? Eg. the Internaxx ETF selector gives 45 hits for category "Global emerging markets bond" (including funds denominated in USD if that's convenient)...
by jehturner
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Santiago peaje
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

Re: Santiago peaje

Great, thanks. There seem to be various different operators and I wasn't sure which might apply, but if I can just get this pass for all of them (and leave the truck parked on the middle day), that's probably the most practical thing. (Now I just have to figure out how to enter diplomatic plates...)
by jehturner
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Santiago peaje
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

Santiago peaje

I'm planning to drive to Santiago next weekend, which is something I almost never do (first time with the kids, besides airport stops). How do I figure out which of the roads that I'm likely to drive on are restricted and how to pay for them? I mainly want to get near Ñuñoa from the Ruta 5 Norte and...
by jehturner
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile
Replies: 84
Views: 17252

Re: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile

someone that is classifed as a none resident alien for u.s. tax purposes, buys a u.s. listed etf, that invest in none-u.s. stocks or bonds, that pay a diveden, is there still the 30% tax withholding on the divedens (assuming no tax treaty for simplicity)? Sorry, missed this earlier. I don't claim t...
by jehturner
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile
Replies: 84
Views: 17252

Re: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile

Sounds interesting. I was wondering how long it would take for someone to step in and offer a proper online investment service with reasonable rates locally (though as an international organization employee there are tax advantages to me keeping most savings overseas). Do you happen to know what the...
by jehturner
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Laptop stolen from idiot
Replies: 15
Views: 1240

Re: Laptop stolen from idiot

That was bad luck :-(. Sorry to hear about it & thanks for the reminder (not the first of its kind). No-one can watch their stuff 100% of the time (try travelling with small children). Your mistake was only to have 1 backup and keep it with your computer though... Oh well, better have a pisco sour, ...
by jehturner
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile
Replies: 84
Views: 17252

Re: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile

I noticed that Internaxx seems to be taking applications from Chilean residents again, after their acquisition (the 2nd in just over a year) by Swissquote (according to https://www.internaxx.com/sites/default/files/application_form_en.pdf). As far as I know they still won't work with US citizens tho...
by jehturner
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Peso 2018, Starts at 605.50
Replies: 86
Views: 10677

Re: Chile Peso 2018, Starts at 605.50

Sorry, I meant this month and "bigger than usual" (as in 2-3% in a day, rather than cataclysmic), but interesting chart. The Peruvian Sol is looking pretty solid nowadays ... or does it just move with USD for some reason?
by jehturner
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Peso 2018, Starts at 605.50
Replies: 86
Views: 10677

Re: Chile Peso 2018, Starts at 605.50

The start of the big peso slide pretty much coincided with Argentina's emergency IMF announcement (I believe coinciding with bad news from several other EMs such as South Africa, though I wasn't paying attention to the details). There has probably been significant capital outflow from Latin America ...