Offshore Trading

Written by Michael Federico
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Offshore trading offers clients a variety of options they might not find with onshore investment and brokerage firms. First, the client receives all the benefits of working with an offshore bank. These include, but are by no means limited to, tax breaks, private banking services, adjusted interest rates, and the heightened security measures most offshore entities employ to protect a client's assets from theft, litigation, and government interference. On top of this, offshore trading offers an opportunity for a client to not only maintain wealth, but to create it.

Tailored Offshore Trading

Most offshore banks and trusts will create an offshore trading system that considers each client's specific needs and desires. While traditional investment options such as the stock market and bond markets are offered, offshore trading opens up the Foreign Exchange (Forex) Market, and creates access to global funds and hedge funds that are not offered in most common investment plans.

Offshore trading can be done online, and there are a number of banks that offer this service. Once a minimum (anywhere from $10,00 to $200,000) is paid, an account is set up and a personal bank manager or investment advisor begins to work with a client to develop a portfolio. The client is ultimately in control, but most banks that offer offshore trading pride themselves on their expert staff and their ability to make their clients money.

Of course, banks will all make similar claims, so a bit of research is in order before a company or individual leaves the mainland and goes offshore. Take your time to research thoroughly. With all the information available online these days, you may not even need to leave your home to complete your information gathering.


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