CURRENCY AND STOCK MARKETS RISE AND FALL, JUST NOT TOGETHER
In a market where every winner begets a loser, knowing when to buy – and when to sell – is everything. Unfortunately, the best planning in the world can be neutered by an unsympathetic currency exchange. What happens if your exit from a USlisted stock coincides with the dollar’s worst performance in a year? Or if your meticulously-planned investment in an Asian fund is threatened by the Bank of England’s downbeat predictions for the pound?
REPATRIATING SHARE INCOME
With one in four of the UK’s largest companies under foreign ownership, it’s not just our colleagues we leave behind when we move jobs. It’s important we are able to absorb earnings from share schemes into a larger investment portfolio. In the rush to repatriate the money, it’s easy to forget the importance of the currency exchange process.
THE SMART WAY TO INVEST OVERSEAS
Regardless of whether you’re investing in a foreign enterprise or repatriating your offshore earnings, you should have a currency conversion strategy in place. Political and economic uncertainty makes foreign exchange transactions an unpredictable and potentially costly exercise. The good news is that peace of mind is just a few simple steps away.