Investment Club in Munich

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TFL, the biggest problem you would face is if you want to invest in US-listed shares. There is also an issue with the reporting of your cap gains and dividends. We'll talk more about that at the meeting.

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I'd be interested in:

 

Property investment

Outlook of German Economy

Tax free investments, off shore, emerging markets, etc...

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I would be interested in discussing using Comdirect as the broker.

 

The following points are of my interest

1) Stock picking using price to earnings ratio and future price to earnings ratio

2)How using German brokers can we place put and call options (without the amount being blocked)

 

Areas I can contribute

1) Asian markets

2) Diversifying

3)Using Comdirect to trade

4)systematic Investment Plan

5)Also using analyst ratings and price target for stock picking

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These are all great suggestions; however, I suggest that we prioritize what we will discuss and go in some sort of planned sequence with any topics we don't get to in the first meeting postponed for discussion until the second meeting.

 

Some of those who have expressed interest in joining us are looking to address practical issues such as which brokerage or platform to use. I suggest that we address that first, then hit up emerging markets and tax-free investments. Jackal can address Asian markets- sharpe, can you discuss Turkey and the Arab countries? I can discuss Brazil and Mexico. Does anyone have expertise in the new (2004 and 2007) EU members and Russia?

 

Any more suggestions from prospective attendees?

 

EDIT: just in case anyone is wondering, the only criteria for joining us is in an interest in investing- you don't have to have any experience at all, and in fact I'd like to see those new to investing benefit as well from the collective advice of the group and individual thoughts. I have found that those who don't have investing experience per se can still make valuable contributions because they bring applicable knowledge in other areas, e.g. region-specific experience.

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All the forementioned topics sound good and would be of interest to me. Personally, I don't consider myself to have expertise in any particular area, although I do have some previous experience in investing. I would be happy to share my own experiences as well as to hear what the specialists have to say. As I am only now beginning to take investing more seriously, I have a lot to learn!

I also agree it makes sense to first cover more practical issues (eg, brokerages/platforms).

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OK, it is a buffett dinner, so we will be there for awhile. I think we should limit the agenda to the following:

 

1. Practical issues- how to trade, which platform to use, etc.

2. Discussion of emerging markets

3. Personal experiences

 

Niffer, some may be specialists, some may be individual investors, some may be newbies. All have something to add and no one is an expert on everything (some may come close, though).

 

Who would like to volunteer to discuss personal experiences with investing?

 

Who other than jackal would like to discuss a specific practical issues?

 

Anyone want to discuss investing in the EU-12 (new entrants since 2004)?

 

EDIT: if we have time (and I doubt we will beyond the agenda above) let's hit property investment. At a second meeting, I would tentatively suggest that we discuss tax-free investing options and macroeconomic issues in addition to property.

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I can talk about my personal experience with investing. I should be able to give a 10-15 min summary. Anyone else?

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I've had a PM from Conquistador saying he can't make it tonight, and suggesting we cancel the meeting, apparently a few others have had to pull out of tonight as well. I'm surprised he hasn't posted to the thread.

 

Are people still interested in meeting up tonight? I'd been looking forward to getting together with Starshollow for some other discussions.

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yes, the meeting is canceled. I too got the message. May be anyone know a quick venue ?

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Well I know a new Indian restaurant opened named "Royal India" which is in westend str 117.

 

There will be lot of place, as the restaurant is pretty new and we don't need reservation. If everyone is ok then we can fix it. I will call them and will inform.

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Our intention was to cross the initial hurdle and not exclude anyone.

 

Its just to get started and then we can have regular meet ups. I am sure that there will be some dropouts at any given time. But any way the month of December is always uncertain.

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I guess there seems to be more of a concensus for waiting. There's no real urgency in all this. I've already decided on my investments for this year. I'm going to meet Starhollow somewhere close to the Hauptbahnhof anyway.

 

If we did just want to go for a meal anyway I'd suggest just tagging onto the Wed curry.

 

I'm a bit mad because I got in at 07:15 this morning, both to get something done with Singapore (work), and to work up a reasonable number of hours as I'd have to leave pretty early. 8 hours sleep good, 4 hours bad.

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I also agree it makes sense to first cover more practical issues (eg, brokerages/platforms).

I would be very interested in the results from this discussion. In the US, I was very much a Vanguard (e.g. do it yourself, low cost, mostly passive) investor and I am looking for something similar in Germany. Any suggestions?

 

I didn't hear about the first meetings, but I would be interested in attending next time if it happens.

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I'd love to join you! A total investment newbie, but willing to learn.

Want to make the most of my stay in Germany, which hopefully will be a long one.

 

Is the meeting date/venue etc confirmed yet?

 

Cheers

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