This is the second part of my experience of my first year investing in the stock market. Please read Part One first.
Being a foreign investor
I had no clue how things worked being a foreign investor, could it be done? The answer is yes. The great thing about the Internet is that it has opened everything up so that even someone as clueless as myself can own a share in companies all over the world.
I can’t comment on companies beyond the UK and US, but for my US shares, I just had to sign some additional forms declaring my legitimacy for receipt of dividends.
Another tip to consider is to always take into consideration the current exchange rate, I have overestimated how many shares I can buy due to miscalculations.
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