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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: 68
Views: 9758

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: 68
Views: 9758

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: 543

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: 68
Views: 9758

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: 83
Views: 6227

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: 83
Views: 6227

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 ...
by jehturner
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Thread on Outside Taps (Faucets)
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Thread on Outside Taps (Faucets)

PVC plumbing uses metric pipe sizes but imperial BSP threaded fittings, which are no longer used in Britain... I seem to remember that the threads on the garden taps are some size like 1.25" but usually have a smaller GHT adaptor/bushing screwed onto them, Then there may be a Hozelock adaptor screwe...
by jehturner
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Private schools
Replies: 34
Views: 1307

Re: Private schools

It doesn't really help the OP, but just FYI, they're not as expensive in La Serena (eg. up to $5000/yr in lower grades) and seem OK. They probably can't compete with the top Santiago schools, but kids we've known have had no problem getting into US universities, for example (OK, that pits them again...
by jehturner
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: International Wire transfer to CL and "full names"
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: International Wire transfer to CL and "full names"

That's horrendous. I've never payed that much anywhere in the World! (As well as a security problem, forcing people to walk around with wads of cash.)
by jehturner
Thu May 31, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: International Wire transfer to CL and "full names"
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: International Wire transfer to CL and "full names"

I think the Chilean bank is going to open your account in whatever name is on your cedula, whether you write your middle name on the form or not.
by jehturner
Wed May 30, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: International Wire transfer to CL and "full names"
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: International Wire transfer to CL and "full names"

It seems unlikely that they will refuse to process it. I very rarely do this nowadays, but I've found a record of a fairly large transfer that I received ~10 years ago, when buying the house, where my middle names were abbreviated as initials. That took a long time to arrive, probably because of the...
by jehturner
Sat May 26, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: renewing US passport by mail
Replies: 59
Views: 2637

Re: renewing US passport by mail

thisisreallycomplicated wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:09 pm
So I dropped it off in La Serena. Checked the tracking, and it said it was dropped off in Antofagasta (only off by 680 km).
I've seen that before with DHL. I think it must be their regional processing centre for Northern Chile or something. Still gets here when an envelope comes in with ANF on it.