Best Brokers for International Trading in November 2020

Forex trading brokers overseas won't accept US citizens as clients. Can someone with a dual citizenship residing abroad use the services through their non-US citizenship? They would of course report any foreign income and foreign accounts as required.

submitted by earthismycountry to Forex [link] [comments]

Forex trading brokers overseas won't accept US citizens as clients. Can someone with a dual citizenship residing abroad use the services through their non-US citizenship? They would of course report any foreign income and foreign accounts as required.

The person in question is an Arizona resident.
submitted by earthismycountry to legaladvice [link] [comments]

Which forex broker do you recommend for sending large sum overseas?

Need to transfer GBP back home after working one year here, a little difference in exchange rate matters quite a lot due to the large sum, just wonder which forex broker(s) do you recommend?
Added: I will become an independent contractor for my current company after I moved back (Non-EU country), and they will pay me via my UK bank account and I will pay taxes to my country. Will there be any problem with HMRC when I transfer those money back home?
Thanks!
submitted by -angeland to AskUK [link] [comments]

ILPT request : How would you launder money that you already have in an E-wallet?

This is a hypothetical scenario. Imagine you had a lot of money in an E-wallet, say $500,000 which has been illegally earned online through trading operations (forex). How would you turn that into clean money?
Edit :- Anyone has serious suggestion?
Edit (1) :- It is not illegal to trade forex because where this hypothetical person lives, it's illegal to trade with an overseas broker and in his country, there are big restrictions on forex trading so it's much harder to make money in his own country for him as compared to the overseas broker.
submitted by im_mystery666 to IllegalLifeProTips [link] [comments]

What is Forex?

What is Forex?
Forex, also identified as foreign exchange, FX or currency trading, is a decentralized global market where the entire world's currencies trade. The forex market is the biggest, liquid market in the world with an average daily trading volume beyond $5 trillion. Not all the world’s combined stock markets even come close to this. However, what does that mean to you? Take a closer look at forex trading and you may find some exciting trading opportunities unavailable with other investments.
Forex transaction: it is all in the exchange
If you have ever toured overseas, you have made a forex transaction. Take a trip to Belgium and you convert your British pounds into Euros. When you do this, the forex exchange rate between the two currencies—based on supply and demand—determines how many euros you get for your British pounds. Moreover, the exchange rate varies endlessly.
A single British pound on Monday could get you 1.19 euros. On Tuesday, 1.20 euros. This tiny change may not seem like a big deal. However, think of it on a bigger scale. A big international company may need to pay overseas employees, Imagine what that could do to the bottom line if, like in the example above, simply exchanging one currency for another costs you more depending on when you do it? These few pennies add up quickly. In both cases, you—as a tourist, traveler or a business owner—may want to hold your money until the forex exchange rate is more favorable.
Example of Forex Company: Spark Global Limited
What is Spark Global LTD?
Spark Global LTD known as SGL is Global Broker is a foreign exchange community that uses the Meta Trader 5 system to provide investors with copy order trading services. The platform integrates transaction data and connects to multiple exchanges, improves distributed CRM through liquidity and execution speed, provides technical support for transaction models, meets various business needs of customers, and allows investors to obtain DIY finance Digital analysis trading solutions. It has competitive spreads, which helps customers reduce transaction costs. This makes Spark Global Limited a platform that investors can trust. As a global veteran in foreign exchange, Spark Global Limited is very strong and has a relatively high brand value. It is an international veteran foreign exchange dealer and an old brand with more than ten years of history. This makes Spark Global Limited a platform that investors can trust. For more details you can follow their official facebook) or visit their official website or text them on [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected],)
submitted by samysgl to u/samysgl [link] [comments]

Capital gains tax on overseas shares

Hello,
Im trying to work out if capital gains tax is due on overseas share trades when no gain has been made in $ terms but a forex gain in £ has occured. I am using Interactive Brokers who allow me to loan USD secured against my GBP balance.
Example:
Acquisition: 01.01.20, GBPUSD 1:1.5
- USA shares purchase price $150 (£100) (purchased with loaned amount of $150)
- Interactive Brokers Loan liability $150 (£100) (loan is in $ and will be repaid in $, the repaybale amount in $ will not change)

Disposal: 31.01.20, GBPUSD 1:1.2
- USA shares disposal price $150 (£125) (no change in usd share price but change in gbp due to fx rate, $150 disposal proceeds stay in usd and immediately pay off the loan)
- Interactive brokers loan liability repaid $150 (£125) (In GBP the usd loan has increased from £100 to £125 due to the fx rate change)

Overall Gain/Loss
Gains/Losses:Gain/loss on share price = $0 (£25 gain when converted to gbp due to fx rate change)
Gain/loss on loan repayment = $0 (-£25 loss when converted to gbp due to fx rate change)
Net = £0

Any advice is appreciated, thankyou.
submitted by sami_220 to UKPersonalFinance [link] [comments]

New to trading but only interested in crypto.

I started this journey for forex but found a crypto scalping strategy due to volatility in crypto allowing me to trade less. I want to scalp crypto, I’m in the US. What US broker allows this, are there non-US brokers that take US clients? Suggestions welcomed.
Also, I just want to trade crypto, but is this necessarily CFD crypto trading? If it is, is there a way to do this as a US client or do I need an overseas entity/account? If I need the latter, how do I go about gettin it?
submitted by HERE_2_LURN to Daytrading [link] [comments]

The Daily Autist 03/31/20 For The Autists, By An Autist

The Daily Autist

03/31/20

TLDR Of The News To Inform Your Moves
Dumb bulls and gay bears, welcome. Robinhood falsely gave me a PDT warning so I can’t buy or sell anything until it’s fixed. Until 04/03 I’m effectively just a spectator as I can’t close any position I open. My QQQ and SPY options will expire worthless when the market closes due to not being able to close after opening positions to sell later in the day yesterday. So get ready for a bitter one. (I know RH is shit, but everywhere else requires minimum balances or an arbitrary pass/fail determination so it is what it is)

WSB Summary

Y’all can look forward to this being on the news in a day or two, or even longer if he ends up going to court over it. If ever you want to get back at a shitty email, the best thing to do is post it to Reddit rather than reply bitterly.
My broker (Questrade) wants me to sign an NDA saying I won't talk shit about them after offering me $1200 USD as compensation for losing $50000 from outages : wallstreetbets
A meme sums up the end of last week and Monday better than any article.
All it takes is a printer to save the day : wallstreetbets
This gentleman will insert a beer in his ass if there’s a -10% day “anytime soon.” So roughly two weeks. What a total retard and I salute him.
I will butt chug a Corona if we see another -10% day anytime soon : wallstreetbets

Corona Dump

Nothing says “If you help with the pandemic you will be punished,” quite like going viral because of a difficult moment then having your house blow away.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/us/arkansas-tornado-destroys-doctors-home-trnd/index.htmlAMZN fired the worker who spoke out about their policies. I would say puts on AMZN but since bad news = good news last the last week amazon should break 2k again very soon.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/amazon-fires-staten-island-coronavirus-strike-leader-chris-smalls.html
Sections of GE that is still open and making other random medical and electrical shit are striking to divert their energy to ventilators. Kudos to them fr. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/coronavirus-general-electric-workers-ventilators-work-stoppage-labor-massachusetts-a9436881.html
It’s almost like having healthcare be a for-profit industry means people will try to profit off medical treatments. I hate this “now I'm woke but in 3 months I won’t be,” garbage people are doing for clicks.
https://www.propublica.org/article/taxpayers-paid-millions-to-design-a-low-cost-ventilator-for-a-pandemic-instead-the-company-is-selling-versions-of-it-overseas-
Killing our medical workers due to negligence and worry for the market. I recommend reading this when the market closes as it’s a little long and not related to the market other than warning things will continue to get worse rather than better for the near future stability wise.
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927811?nlid=134774_3901&src=wnl_newsalrt_200330_MSCPEDIT&uac=24257DJ&impID=2329672&faf=1

Business/Finance

Now that Canada passed the extra stimulus for its citizens Air Canada laid off its employees. This is how it was supposed to work for the US. Still, a sign that if not artificially kept afloat by the government these airlines are fucked.
https://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news/section/2/144720/Air-Canada-lays-off-16,500-staff-due-to-virus
Turns out the two most rapidly growing and advancing countries will continue to grow and advance while the rest of the world falls backward. 200 IQ play by China
https://m.economictimes.com/news/economy/indicators/world-economy-will-go-into-recession-with-likely-exception-of-india-china-united-nations/articleshow/74905696.cms
China is reopening manufacturing. They have enough people to let the virus do it’s thing and not care. They don’t have audited medical numbers. This is bad for short term puts.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-pmi-factory-official/china-factory-activity-unexpectedly-expands-but-economy-unable-to-shake-off-virus-shock-idUSKBN21I05S
USD continues to be king. What a time to be alive.
https://www.reuters.com/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-gains-yuan-steady-after-china-pmi-in-cautious-trade-idUSL4N2BO1NJ
Futures continue their bullish trend with another 1% gain overnight. Until there’s another manic day of 6%+ it’s looking the bulls are still in control in a stable manner.
https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/stock-futures-trade-cautiously-higher-after-mondays-rally
Premarket 261-263 all morning. What is this boring stable shit? 261.93 at time of posting (06:50 EST)

NostraLosses Prediction:

Keep buying short term calls until there’s a significant signal otherwise. All the DD in the world gets wiped out by a heavy enough BRRRRRRRt. I got some far OTM calls to hedge my put bets Friday EOD and Monday and if it weren’t for the false PDT warning I would have almost made back the losses to be back to even. So try not to go full retard on the puts, and if you can afford it, don’t use Robinhood.

Post your thoughts, questions, complaints, compliments, and plays in the comments.

Edited for formatting errors due to importing from Grammarly.
submitted by AvocadosAreMeh to wallstreetbets2 [link] [comments]

Help! My investment is overseas in Bitcoins...

Hi, I hope someone can give me some advice. So I invested with a broker in London into Forex market with a small Bitcoin investment. He is now saying that I need to invest more to create a lower margin between my investment and profit. I know this is a real thing but How will I know if I can trust this person? I guess it’s too late now that they have the Bitcoin. I’m also worried how I will get the profit back since it’s in the UK. Will I accrue any charges to get the money from overseas?
submitted by R3designs to Forex [link] [comments]

Would a foreigner (not resident in Oz) be able to invest in Vanguard? Why not?

So I understand the local love for Vanguard products, and wondering if they will be accessible to someone who does not live in Australia, nor Hong Kong, UK, USA. Or anywhere from the list https://global.vanguard.com/portal/site/home
Let's say they live in a stable country (eg Malaysia or China) with stockbrokers, are they stuck to buying ETFs rather than MFs?
submitted by chrislck to AusFinance [link] [comments]

Options Trading

Hi All,
I just got this message from my overseas broker (TD Ameritrade)
"Dear Valued Client,
We have important news about your account. Because of a New Zealand regulatory requirement, accounts with a New Zealand address will no longer be allowed to maintain options, futures, or forex trading privileges. This permission(s) will be removed from your account on or after September 30, 2019. There will be no other changes to your service. Your trading platforms, commissions, and interest rates will stay the same. "
Anyone know what regulatory requirement they are talking about?
Also do you think its just a TD Ameritrade issue (e.g they can't be bothered complying) or will other brokers have the same issue?

Thanks
submitted by Puzzman to PersonalFinanceNZ [link] [comments]

Large overseas windfall

Hello,
I will be receiving a large overseas windfall from the UK to Canada as inheritance from my late grandmother. I know there is a ton of post regarding what to do with windfalls etc., I already have that figured out.

My question is, what is the best way to receive approx $70k in a lump sum payment from GBP to CAD? TD and Scotia both assure me that they will only charge a wire transfer fee, but the reality is they will not give me as good a rate as dedicated forex providers and I have no doubt I will therefore be giving a small % of that money to them if I accept a direct wire transfer into my bank account.
My current situation is that I do not have a UK account, but I need account details to give to the lawyer taking care of her estate. Is it possible for me to remotely set up an account with a forex broker into which can receive a direct payment in GBP, then buy CAD? AFAIK a normal setup with a forex broker would be to set up an account with them then inject money myself.
Does anybody have any experience or advice on this matter? Should I just go with the "safe" option of a direct wire to my bank, and will it cost me thousands or pennies? Cheers
submitted by throwaway_forex to PersonalFinanceCanada [link] [comments]

Need advice re. unlicensed stockbroker

[Disclaimer: I was incredibly stupid for falling for a scam. I know. I'm genuinely embarrassed by it. At this point all I'm looking for is a few opinions/advice. I also posted this on Trading, Forex and legaladvice]

Hi everyone,
I wanted to ask a few questions, specifically about what legal powers unlicensed traders have over you.

In April to May of this year I was duped into an online scam promising automated trading software . In doing so, I chose X as the broker with which this automated trading should occur. I opened an account with X via a phone call in May of this year. I already knew this was odd, but played along out of ignorance and confusion. X seems/seemed quasi-legitimate (though unlicensed), but the means by which I opened an account with them were not. Suspecting that I had been scammed into depositing money with X, I decided almost immediately that I wanted to close it and filed a withdrawal request for the same day, wanting to withdraw all funds and subsequently close my account.
That was rejected, because I had not provided the sufficient ID, which I had never been asked for in the first place and I did not realise I needed to provide just yet. I was then told that I had missed my 48h window in which I could close the account. I received a Managed Account Agreement which I was told to sign should I wish to trade. I did not sign it, as I made it clear in a prior phone call that I did not wish to trade. I did not know how to close my account and was at the time too busy to further pursue the matter.
In an attempt to close the account and retrieve my funds I sent the necessary documentation to the compliance department. My second withdrawal request was then confirmed. Shortly after this, £100 were deducted from my account due to not trading for over 45 days (this is a policy they have), despite my making clear in the earlier telephone call, before my Managed Account Agreement was sent to me, that I had no interest in trading and did not wish to pursue the matter. I recently contacted two members of staff via webchat, who informed me that my second withdrawal request was denied due to insufficient funds. However, on my trading client account it still marks my request as “pending”. Furthermore, I was informed on the web chat that the minimum amount to be withdrawn from my account would be determined by my account manager. The account manager that I have not authorised to manage my account, as I haven't signed the form allowing them to.
So effectively I can't close my account because it has funds on it, but they won't let me withdraw the funds because that needs an account manager. It's an endless cycle, with a £100 monthly fee attached.
Their terms and conditions, as well as bonus terms and conditions state things such as:
"These Terms and any relationship between the Company and the Client shall be governed by law applicable in Anguilla and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Seychelles courts. The Company shall have the right, in order to collect funds owed to the Company by Client or to protect the Company's rights such as good-name, intellectual property, privacy etc., to immediately bring legal proceedings against Client, in the Client's residency and according to the Client's residency applicable law."
"These Bonus Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the law of the Marshall Islands, without giving effect to the principles of the conflict of laws."
So, apart from being a lesson in not being scammed, and not using unlicensed traders, I've got a few questions:
1.) The company is registered in Sofia, Bulgaria, but they mention the Marshall Islands (Pacific), Seychelles (North of Madagascar) and Anguilla (Caribbean) in their terms (see above)? Legally how does that work? That seems quite fishy to me.
2.) None of this was ever in writing. I opened the account in a state of scam-induced confusion over the phone, but never signed anything. How much power do they have legally over me if nothing is in writing?
3.) I've basically resigned myself to the fact that the money invested is a write-off. It's a significant, but not huge sum of money, but I just want to close my account and move on with my life. The problem is this, in the terms and conditions:
"Dormant Fee: X will charge dormant account balance, for inactivity in trading of 45 days and above, for the sum of 100$ a monthly fee after this period of time ."
So if that fee runs down my account, fine, but will my trading account then go into debit? And should I not wish to pay that fee, would that make me legally vulnerable, despite never having signed anything? And since the company is unlicensed and I live in the UK, and there are three jurisdictions mentioned in the terms, one being a UK overseas territory, how would any legal dispute work?
I've sent them an requesting an immediate withdrawal and cancellation of the account. But basically, what happens from here? How liable am I to any legal pursuits?
Many thanks.
submitted by aclumpofplinths to LegalAdviceUK [link] [comments]

Exclusive arrangement | ASIC supervises 63 brokerage firms'full list. Before the end of April, pay attention to the entry and exit of these platforms.

Australian regulators have asked their brokers to violate Chinese and EU laws in providing OTC derivatives to overseas retail traders.
At present, there are 63 Australian brokers in China. This week, the platforms that have cancelled ASIC regulatory licences are UTRADE, ESA ASIA and Baofu International.
Yesterday, the suspension of Chinese customers'cash inflows was announced by OANDA and Lotte Securities.
It should also be noted that only ASIC license platforms, if there is no good plan before the end of April, then customers in China will be affected. Investors should pay attention to the situation of April's income and expenditure. These platforms include (ranked indiscriminately):
Amdforex
Cardiff
IFGM
Advanced Markets
Best Leader
Charterprime
Rubix FX
PGWG
EightCap
GS Deep Ocean
Global Prime
Millennium,
Wiston FX
INVAST
OGFX
Mickens MARKETS
DV Markets (IFS Markets)
JB Alpha
City index
ILQ
Trend
FOREX CT
VT Markets
ETO Markets
TradeMax
GO Markets
AUGS Markets
Hantec Markets
GMT Markets
USGFX
SuperTrader
BCR
ACY
Capstone
Anzo Capital
TBC
With ASIC licences, there are also platforms with other licences. Although customer access to ASIC is monitored under Australian supervision, diversified licences still have advantages for customer ownership arrangements. These platforms include (ranked indiscriminately):
AVATrade
Eddie McAdral markets
KVB
Think Markets
XM
Profit securities
IC Markets
AETOS
MahiFX (Saled Retail Business)
FXOpen
Vantage FX
Xforex
FP Markets
European market
Velocity
Royal
MEX Group
Pepperstone
AxiTrader
Easy Markets
CMC Markets
Gain capital
FXCM
IG Markets
Before the end of April, ASIC brokers requested a written reply to ASIC detailing the measures taken to comply with regulatory requirements for overseas customers.
Before May 7, ASIC brokers need to e-mail the number of customers in each jurisdiction.
In the meantime, investors can choose platforms with a wide range of licences and high ratings through the official website of foreign exchange agents www.fxmitan.com.
submitted by Zebrahelps to u/Zebrahelps [link] [comments]

Follow Golden Rules and Consistently Win Trades

Follow Golden Rules and Consistently Win Trades
Follow Golden Rules and Consistently Win Trades
Introduction
Habits are something that is very difficult to change, so why not cultivate some good habits. For a Trader one such habit should be of winning trades. But certainly to achieve that some techniques or golden rules must be practiced wholeheartedly. Systematic Planning and following that is one of the basic rules a trader must follow. A combination of all such techniques when applied together forms the mantra that leads you to the path of success.
The paramount techniques that every plan must have:
Examine your skills
Trade only when you are ready to trade. Know your skills and plan accordingly, because when you follow the tricks what other traders do, sometimes it might not work. So realizing your skills and planning according to it would earn you profit.
Be prepared consciously
For a Trader, the mental strength is an important factor, be it his/her daily life or in forex trading. A trader should not get affected by any mental or physical trauma that will interrupt the way to his/her success. A trader must set a goal and repeat it like an incantation to stay away from any distractions. To be in a place where distractions are bound, a trader must learn to dodge.
Set the Risk levels
The reason a trader must have his/her risk level in a safer zone is because there is a chance that your portfolio will be on risk. The range can be set anywhere around 1% to 5%.
Keep your intentions high
There is a saying "What you think, you become". So think Big and set your goals higher while keeping your head on your neck and setting real & achievable targets and also focusing on the risk to reward ratios. When you realize the profit is much greater than the risk, it is worth taking the risk. Carry on with the same approach with some high goal and believe that you can achieve it with your skill in trading.
Practice in private.
Practice makes man perfect but definitely, there is a difference between bravery and stupidity. You can’t afford to invest your hard earned money for a gamble in trading without a deep study of the things going around. Have an eye on what is happening around the world before stepping into the market. Get to know whether the overseas market is moving up or down so it will be useful for you to plan accordingly.
Preparation
No matter which trading system and program you work on, the only thing you need to make sure is that you tag or mark the major and minor support and resistance levels. Setting notifications or alarms for your entry and exit signals would be a great idea and to safeguard this you need to make necessary arrangements to easily identify these signals when received, using a visual or audible method.
A plan to exit
Traders passionately concentrate on how to enter a market, but they don’t concentrate on when and where to exit, which is equally important as the entry level. Better make a proper plan for the exit before entering a trade. Traders don’t sell off their positions if the market is going against them as they don’t prefer to be in the stage of loss. A trader must be very confident and he /she should get over the loss and move forward. More comparingly, traders tend to lose more than winning, in the field of trading. So by managing the money, traders do make profits at the end.
Proper Documentation
Maintaining the data for the trades your won & loss is another good practice a trader must follow. Note down the entry & exit points you choose, open & closed positions of the market at that time, the targets that you had set for the support & resistance levels, and even the Overseas market updates. Equally important is the data & conditions that landed you in a loss will enable you to understand the factors that went against you and those which can be avoided and taken care in the future. Keeping a track of all your trading strategies will make you a successful trader.
Conclusion
Taking into consideration all of the above points if followed sincerely will lead your way towards a successful trading career. Nobody can guarantee that every trade will be profitable, it is your efforts and skills in studying the market along with your presence of mind that will lead your way. No matter what happens you should not be driven by your emotions while trading. Trading on paper and real money trading are two different things but yes surely practicing more will give you some extra confidence to take a brave step as you have already tested it on paper.
We Alfa Financials one of the regulated forex brokers in UAE offers access to many forex trading pairs through your trading account.
submitted by alfafinancials5 to u/alfafinancials5 [link] [comments]

Introduction to investing as a U.S. citizen residing in Japan

[meta: I ask for help in making sure this information is accurate and correct. Please contribute as you see fit!]
WARNING!! I am not a lawyer, accountant, or broker, nor do I have any experience or training in any of those fields. ALWAYS confirm with a professional before taking any advice you read on the internet.
Foreward
If you're old enough to pay taxes, you should start investing. The earlier, the better.
Here’s another example to illustrate the enormous benefit of getting an early start. At age 25, Eric Early invests $4,000 per year in a Roth IRA for 10 years and stops investing. His total investment is $40,000. Larry Lately makes yearly deposits of $4,000 in his Roth IRA starting at age 35 for 30 years. His total investment is $120,000. Assuming both portfolios earn an 8 percent average annual return, at age 65, Eric’s IRA will be worth $629,741, but Larry’s IRA will be worth only $489,383. By starting 10 years earlier and making one third of the investment, Eric ends up with 29 percent more.
- quote from "The Boglehead's Guide to Investing"
Target audience
This is an introduction for U.S. citizens with residency in Japan who want to do long-term investing in U.S. equity (stocks, bonds, etc.).
Disclaimer
This advice may not be accurate for citizens of countries other than the U.S. or for those U.S. citizens living in Japan who work for the military or are only temporarily living and working in Japan as affiliated with a U.S. company. This is also not advice for ForEx or day traders looking to make money. Nor is it advice for what to invest in. This is also not advice for investing in the Japanese stock market.
This is just one way to invest in U.S. equity from Japan. There are other ways.
Assumptions
  • You're a U.S. citizen
  • Your income is in JPY
  • You want to invest in U.S. equity (stock market, bond market, etc)
  • You have basic knowledge about taxes and tax-related terms
  • You have at least $10,000 USD to invest (or $3,000 USD if age 25 or younger)
Background
I am an ordinary guy living in Japan. I have disposable income and, rather than pour all of it into my local izakaya and Philipino hookers (who hang out in front of Mister Donut at night and ask if I "want the massage?" (just kidding, really!)), I wanted to invest in my future by saving for retirement. I'm an early 30's-year-old guy and spent about a month reading up on investing and then set off trying to invest as a resident of Japan.
My Story
I moved to Japan 3 years ago after working in the U.S. I have an IRA leftover from my time in the U.S., but never contributed to it since moving to Japan (thankfully - find out why in a bit). I recently saw a post from /personalfinance (seriously, go read information in that sub if you want to have more money upon retirement or just get out of debt!) and decided to read the book "The Boglehead's Guide to Investing" based on recommendations there. After that, I started looking into my options for investing from Japan.
Before I left the U.S. for Japan, I rolled over my 401k into an IRA using Vanguard (arguably the best broker available for U.S. citizens). Since moving to Japan, I had not contributed anything to my IRA. So, the first thing I wanted to do was start contributing to my IRA again, and use any remainder to invest in U.S. equity. Turns out this is not as easy as it sounds.
I found out that in order to legally contribute to my IRA, I had to pay U.S. taxes on my income used to contribute to it. Well, if you're like me and don't make an awful lot of money, you're probably filing with Foreign Tax Credit/IRS Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. This stuff basically let's you deduct all your taxes in Japan, as it on Japanese income and you already paid glorious Nippon taxes on that income. For me, this basically meant that I owed the IRS absolutely nothing every year. Great! Right? Buuuuut since I didn't pay any U.S. tax on my income, I cannot use it to contribute to my IRA! Dammit! (But actually a blessing in disguise because if I had been contributing to my IRA, I would have been breaking U.S. tax law because I didn't pay taxes on it.)
So, I started looking into other ways to invest: the U.S. stock market, bonds, etc. After reading The Boglehead's Guide, I knew I wanted to invest in Vanguard's mutual index funds. My first instinct was to open a brokerage account (which is different from your IRA account) with Vanguard. I started filling out the online form, but ran into issues. You have to specify a U.S. address. Also, you have to specify your U.S. employer. I had neither of these, so I called Vanguard (from Japan at a ridiculous call charge) and spoke with someone about doing this. They gave me the OK but said I'd have to submit a paper form through snail mail, and sent me a PDF to fill out and mail in. I mailed it (from Japan using EMS which was like $20..), and got a call about a week later. Surprise! Because I'm not working in Japan temporarily for a U.S. company or living on a U.S. military base (considered U.S. soil, I assume?), I actually can't open a brokerage account with them. Dammit again! What a waste of money calling them and mailing the form overseas.
So, I started looking into other options. I read about a few other brokers and most people agreed that I should either use Fidelity or Interactive Brokers. I had never heard of Interactive Brokers and honestly they seemed scary at first, so I decided to go with Fidelity, who I had actually heard of and is a U.S. based firm. I created an account with Fidelity, but once again ran into roadblocks when trying to open a stock trading account. I didn't have a U.S. address or employer, and actually wasn't able to link my U.S. bank account with them either (for reasons unknown). Dammit once again!
So, I started reading more about Interactive Brokers. Okay, it's still a little scary, but there are positive reports about using them online. I signed up for an account with minimal hassle, linked up my bank account, was able to transfer money over to them, and then successfully bought U.S. shares! Sweet success! Finally!

How to Invest

Part I: Contributing to your IRA
If you do not have an IRA, you probably should, as they are your basic investment option and tax-friendly to boot. However, good luck setting one up as a resident in Japan! Vanguard will happily babysit an IRA you opened prior to leaving the U.S., but they will not let you open a new one with a foreign address. I don't know about other brokers such as Fidelity or Schwabb, but it's probably the same story there.
If you are like me and happen to have an IRA leftover in the U.S., you CAN contribute to it, but in order to do so you must not deduct your Japanese tax on your IRS 1040 or file Form 1116, "Foreign Tax Credit". In other words, you must pay U.S. taxes on any income used to contribute to the IRA.
Refer to your broker for how to actually get the money to them from Japan.
Part II: Investing in U.S. Equity from Japan
Using Interactive Brokers
First, let me tell you a little bit about Interactive Brokers (IB). They are a service mostly used by regulaprofessional traders. The fees are very low and reasonable. However, they have a service charge of $10/month if your commission is equal to or less than $10 USD in that month. This is probably not a problem for people over 25 years old investing with $10,000+ USD, but for people 25 and under with an initial investment of $3000, it's possible you might not make the minimum commission per month. Beware of this fee.
IB lets you fund the account from many different currencies, regardless of what market you are buying (this needs confirmation, but seems to be accurate). So, whether you have a U.S. bank account or a Japanese bank account, you can fund the IB account. You can even fund from both.
IB does not let you invest in U.S. mutual funds. This sounds like a deal-breaker, but it's actually not. You can still invest in U.S. ETFs. This includes Vanguard's total stock market index ETF, total bond market index ETF, etc.
IB has an iPhone app that is pretty good and probably an Android app too. Although, as someone doing long-term investing for retirement, you probably don't need this and don't want to be checking your account too much (refer to /personalfinance as to why).
IB has multiple account types. You will probably see IBLLC and IBSJ. The differences are two-fold: First: an IBSJ is only used to trade Japan domestic equity. You don't want this because you want to trade U.S. equity. Instead, IBLLC is used to trade overseas (U.S. equity). Second: as of 2016, IBJS requires your My Number information, but IBLLC does not. Again, you don't want IBJS, so don't worry about the My Number information.
Open a "Japan Resident Individual Account for IBLLC" account online. This is a lengthy process. Make sure you have the required information.
  • You will need to send info about your current address in Japan, your 在留カード (zairyuu/"gaijin" card), job information, bank account information, and so on. I got confused and sent my My Number card information as well, but this only caused a hiccup in their process and I was told to remove it. Don't submit your My Number information.
  • You need to choose your base currency. Your base currency determines what currency you trade in and receive dividends/money from selling in. I think you need to specify USD here, but not sure. I chose USD because U.S. stocks are in USD and I used my U.S. bank account to intially fund my account. It may not matter, but this needs confirmation.
  • You need to specify that you have trading experience. I forget the actual numbers you need to put into the form, but make sure you put enough experience that allows you to trade ETFs overseas. You can fiddle with the numbers right there in the form, and options open up as you change the numbers. Play with it until it's just right. This part is hazy, and just seems to be some safeguards for IB so that new investors can't sue/blame IB for their own trading stupidity when they lose all their money. If you really don't have any experience trading, IB offers virtual "fake" accounts you can use to play around with trading. I suggest you try it.
After about a week you should have your new account. The next step is funding it, or you may have selected to fund it up front when you created the account so it may already be done. Anyway, the easiest way is to have IB request the wire transfer from your bank. I did this. It was really annoying, but it took about another week or so to go through. Beware that you probably can't start buying right away and need to wait for the transfer to clear.
Congratulations! You're ready to start buying now. Refer to /personalfinance in what to invest in. Remember that you are limited to buying ETFs and a few other things, and not mutual funds (but you can get their ETF equivalents).
Using
TBD... (anyone want to fill this out?)
Part III: Taxes
You need to declare and pay taxes on your dividends and any capital gains you make. Beware.
TBD... (this is arguably the most important part, but I just don't have time to go into it now. Someone feel free to help!)
TL;DR: Open an account with Interactive Brokers online and buy ETFs.
submitted by crab_balls to japanlife [link] [comments]

Pros of Trading Forex With an Overseas Account

Pros of Trading Forex With an Overseas Account

Pros of Trading Forex With an Overseas Account

The evolution of the internet has benefited traders with easy access to the options trading platform in any corner of the world. With the forces of globalization garnering pace, the forex markets also have benefited from the impending storm. While it is subjective to reason out whether the FOREX markets are suited for you or not, the core theme of this article is to ascertain the advantages of trading in the markets with an overseas account.Before deliberating on it, one may wonder why it is beneficial to open an overseas account given the numerous challenges associated with it. The advantages are provided below.

SPECIFIC INCENTIVES IN SOME REGIONS

The first reason to open an overseas account is due to the underlying incentives in some regions which may be unavailable in other regions. For example, in the USA, the federal agency associated with the securities market-Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), prohibits traders to hedge the positions from a similar account. Hedging implies opening two positions on the same currency pair but in two opposite directions. SEC opposes this feature with a simple logic that hedged positions embody a higher level of risk for the clients. Therefore, keeping the client's interests in mind, the facility of hedging is unavailable. However, on the other hand, there are numerous hedging trading strategies that are beneficial to the options trader which are often overlooked by the traders in the USA. To corroborate the example further, suppose you use technical analysis to determine the trading signals on different time-frames. Hence, while one may give a buy signal in a 5-minute chart, a 1-hour chart can provide a sell signal. Since time-frames are spread, it is inevitable that the same currency pair in two different time-frames can display buy and sell signals simultaneously. A trader based in the USA can miss out on these opportune moments. A smart trader may open two distinct accounts but this is time-consuming and wastage of resources. To overcome this glaring issue, a trader can open an overseas account and take advantage in other markets where hedging facility is allowed i.e. a broker not based in the USA but is regulated by an apex institution in that jurisdiction.

DENOMINATED IN DIFFERENT CURRENCY

A trader trading in an overseas account has the opportunity to have the trading account denominated in a different currency. For instance, if your analysis proves that during the medium to long-term period, the Australian Dollar (AUD) is predicted to appreciate against the US Dollar (USD), then you should search for an AUD-denominated account. The way forward will be to look for a broker who would offer this facility and open an AUD-denominated account. Thereafter, along with generating profits upon the right prediction of the markets, you will also generate higher profits due to the appreciation of the corresponding currency pair i.e. AUDUSD. This strategy is widely used by traders who open an overseas account in different parts of the world. However, it is recommended to use this analysis only after careful scrutiny of the currency pair that the resident nation will observe.

OVERCOMING FIFO RULES

In most nations, traders have to respect the FIFO (First in First out) rule. This rule implies that the first position that was opened should be the first position to be closed on the same currency pair in currency options trading. While many may argue that it does not inflict a significant impact on the overall performance, it does, however, impact the psychological level of the trader. Settling a trade in an unfavorable territory to release some margins can be avoided by squaring a trade in positive territory opened at a later phase from a better level. However, if the account is following the laws of the FIFO system, this does not apply. While your jurisdiction may follow the FIFO system, other nations do follow the LIFO system whereby the last opened positions can be settled first to allow the initial opened positions to run their course.The above factors highlight the various virtues of options trading FOREX with an overseas account. Although these factors exemplify the reasons against trading in your domestic account, it is recommended to explore the offshore opportunities prudently before realizing the final decision.
submitted by DualOptions to u/DualOptions [link] [comments]

NON US TRADERS - WE NEED YOUR HELP

Hi everyone!
I was updating the wiki and discovered that we never put any names of foreign brokers into it. This is likely because the majority of the mods are US based. Reddit is international, so we need your help, those of you who are based anywhere that is not the United States: Tell us about your broker.
We need: * Name of Broker * Home page html link * Is the core language something other than English? Do they not have English interface? This is fine, let us know. * Assessment of spreads (tight, wide, unfair, fair, variable, unknown, etc.) * Assessment of Customer service * Minimum Deposit required (It does not matter which currency, just tell us which one with the appropriate symbol) * Country of residence (the Broker's) * Max leverage on Majors, Crosses, and Exotics * Any restrictions we in the US may not be aware of (do any of you poor bastards have strangling regulations like we do in 'Murica??!) * Any relevant information that may influence a new trader's decision, such as finances, deserved reputations, treatment of customers, etc.. In the US, the best example is FXCM having almost gone bankrupt and needing a bailout from Leucadia LLC. Overseas, I am looking for info such as Saxobank being a basket of cunts to overdrawn clients about the CHF, Dukoscopy constantly being the home of advanced forex competitions, how Oanda treats non US clients, etc.
As many as possible. Not just Europe, either! I want to hear from Asia, Africa, South America, and the Pacific Rim. Antarctica and Mars can chime in too.
Thanks!
submitted by El_Huachinango to Forex [link] [comments]

Claiming Forex income for Alberta residents

In Alberta, it's near impossible to be regulated to trade Forex. Many Albertans trade Forex with overseas brokers. I'm wondering, are there any Albertans who have claimed Forex income on their taxes? What was the outcome?
submitted by FlyingDutchman8 to Forex [link] [comments]

Forex trading under someone elses name

The US has limited it's residents to be capped with a 1:50 leverage for forex trading. Overseas, some brokers offer up to 1:500, most 1:400. If I know someone in another country, would they be able to open an account for me under their name? IE I give this person cash, they open the brokerage account in their name and I trade from the us. I expect to withdraw the money at some point and bring it to the us, and pay taxes. Is this legal? Any advice on where a question like this should be directed?
TPDR: is it illegal for me to use someone's brokerage account overseas? I reside in the US
submitted by masteroflurking to legal [link] [comments]

Forex Trading In India

Forex Trading In India
The answer to whether forex trading is legal or illegal in India is that in India forex trading is legal only if done through currency trading brokers in India. However online trading in forex is illegal & currency trading is legal only when one of the currency is INR thus making overseas forex trading illegal


https://preview.redd.it/ib71e5kdips11.jpg?width=960&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=376df96d69544e0cefc1349bce598da037a044cd
submitted by jyotisharma2859 to u/jyotisharma2859 [link] [comments]

Is this illegal?

I've been getting into Forex trading lately. From my understanding, brokers in the U.S are unable to allow investors leverage over 1:50.
However, is it illegal for a U.S citizen to Forex trade using an overseas account that offers a higher leverage such as 1:100?
submitted by KidNamedYes to Forex [link] [comments]

The Top Brokers To Use In 2020 To Get Around The PDT Rule ... What is the Best Forex Broker?  Kyler & Kleveland Show ... How to Prepare for an Offshore Account DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BROKERS FOR FOREX  The best ones to sign up for

Freedom: The best offshore Forex Brokers accepting US Clients conduct all their major operations overseas and set up headquarters in a place that does not have a large number of regulations and constraints, which means offshore Forex Brokers can offer leverage from 1:100 to 1:500, No FIFO Rule, No Hedging Restrictions, No Scalping Restrictions, No EA Trading Restrictions. The Latest List Of Offshore Brokers Accepting US Residents. It’s time to free Americans from a severely restricted trading environment such as limited leverage, no hedging & FIFO rule set by the NFA & CFTC.. As of now, there are around 10 offshore Forex brokers that accept US citizens. For example, forex brokers in the United States only allow a maximum leverage ratio of 50:1, while some international brokers offer client leverage up to 3,000:1. This high amount of leverage ... Below you will find a list of Forex Brokers that mainly operate in offshore countries. Nowadays, constantly upgrading regulations impose many limitations and restrictions. For instance, due to the ESMA influence, European residents are forced to trade on the Forex market with maximum 1:30 leverage and stop-out levels at 50%. It’s even more complicated in the USA, not only the trading ... Best Forex Brokers Compare Online Brokers. Best International Brokers. Best International Brokers. Sarah Horvath. Contributor, Benzinga March 19, 2019 Updated: March 5, 2020. Benzinga Money is a ... As the name suggests, an offshore Forex broker is a professional that operates from overseas, in a place where there are fewer regulations and constraints, therefore making it easy to trade foreign currencies. Brokers of this kind work with clients from all over the world. They have knowledge about taxation and economic or political factors that could possibly affect the trading process. If ... Interactive Brokers (IBKR) easily took the best overall with its direct access to 135 global exchanges in 31 countries.   This allows traders to trade around the clock using more than 60 ...

[index] [11793] [13221] [21133] [7448] [4742] [25827] [626] [335] [23464] [592]

The Top Brokers To Use In 2020 To Get Around The PDT Rule ...

The 3 best Brokers Overseas for Forex: 1. LQDFX. 2. OspreyFX. 3.TradersWay. Please make sure to do you own research to make sure these brokers have the requirements you need for a broker that you ... 🚨🚨Trading Performance 🚨🚨 Improve Your Trading Performance at our Fundamental Trading Academy https://www.toptradersfx.com/academy (Our Academy is 1v1 ... Subscribe To The Channel 👉 https://bit.ly/34J4R1G Group Chat 👉 https://www.investorsdomain.com Follow Along with me on Social Media Instagram-https://bit.... A lesson and live day trading. I want to go over with you how you can prepare for an offshore account. These emotions are lessons i have to pay for and that's okay. *** Get 2 FREE Stocks on Webull ...

http://binaryoptiontrade.datingmy.ga