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What can foreigners invest in Thailand? and what do you invest in? What's Thailand's future economy like to invest some money in it?

Maybe planning a semi-retirement to Thailand, and gonna sell my stuff and move there, but what can foreigners invest there? you can't buy houses, only condos. Can you invest in the mutual funds there? Certified deposit there? what can you invest in there? what's the tax like?

So after you guys decide you gonna move to TH and sold all your things in your country, what do you invest in? what do you buy? please share thanks. things to know like risks, dangers, banks going bankruptcy, do they have the 1 million baht FDIC thing for foreigners there in Thailand? thanks guys

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Invest your money offshore (high dividend yield stocks, bonds etc) and drip feed the money in as and when you need it. Just my tuppence worth. smile.png

Why on earth should you invest offshore, if you intend to live here? It is easy to find high dividend stocks here. And by buying locally you eliminate the risk of fluctuating exchangerates. There are other risks ofcourse, but IMO not higher here than anywhere else.

Been trading here for 10 years and never looked back. Baht is my currency for better or worse!thumbsup.gif

Tax on dividends is a flat rate of 10%. Tax on capital gains on the SET is ZERO!

Have a look at CPNRF, at its present price (17.60) it is yielding around 7% per year, paid quarterly into your account. With good and stable funds like that available here, why go somewhere else?

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I personally would invest in a place you are comfortable with. if you invest where you are then keep going. Why complicate it?

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Never invest more in Thailand that your not willing to walk away from!

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Quite agree is more risk here as long you understand where you are and stand and can walk away still smiling

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Quite agree is more risk here as long you understand where you are and stand and can walk away still smiling

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You can invest in Thailand without bringing a penny to Thailand. Just buy into an appropriate investment or unit trust either in your country or offshore. Your primary exposure looking forward is FX risk, so you can build up up to 3 years spending money in baht in a Thai bank savings account. Other than that blow your money on some business venture you know little about. That has been the favourite activity for years.

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You can invest in Thailand without bringing a penny to Thailand. Just buy into an appropriate investment or unit trust either in your country or offshore. Your primary exposure looking forward is FX risk, so you can build up up to 3 years spending money in baht in a Thai bank savings account. Other than that blow your money on some business venture you know little about. That has been the favourite activity for years.

your primary exposure in this day and age is that your money isn't being “ taken care of “ by another Jon Corzine type of individual or another LM Investment and that the whole lot disappears. But then we would never expect that people like you would give any other kind of “ advice “bah.gif

A BETRAYAL OF TRUST

The country's banks might be amongst the best-regulated in the world, but outside the banks it's a very different story. In the past five years it's estimated up to fifteen billion dollars worth of investments have been lost in dubious investment schemes.

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2013/03/04/3700673.htm

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