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November 4, 2019

Let’s cut right to the chase. If you are a US citizen living in Israel and are reading this, then you are probably all too familiar with the dreaded four-letter word – PFIC.

In over-simplified terms, it basically means that unless you are in the mood to be paying penal levels of tax on your Israeli investments to the IRS, you should not be saving or investing your money using t...

September 3, 2019

ETFs, or Exchange Traded Funds, have been around for a good few years now. Starting in the US in the early 1990s, they have exploded in popularity and variation, and are an extremely common and useful part of many an investment portfolio around the world. This is due to their relatively low-fees, high liquidity and the fact that passive investing is becoming the way to go for...

August 4, 2019

They say that some problems are nice to have. Having a sum of cash in your bank account and not knowing what to do with it might definitely be classed as one of them! From the sale of a property, inheritance, to plain old prudent saving every month, there are plenty of ways that these balances are being generated.

With the banks cutting down on the number of Investment Advisers...

July 2, 2019

As the famous saying amongst us Olim goes, in order to have a bit of money in Israel, you need to make Aliyah with a lot of money! Indeed for many Olim, especially those at the beginning of their new life and career in Israel, the idea of saving money every month is about as foreign as they are to the natives.

The truth is though, that its not that no one can afford to save eve...

June 3, 2019

The amount of Olim living in Israel is increasing every year. Apart from the general effects this has on Israeli society, it also means that there are an increasing number of people each year who are more apprehensive than they should be about investing their savings and portfolios in Israel.

So if you are thinking about saving and investing in Israel, here are 5 basic (re...

April 4, 2019

In this piece, we bring you a new investment idea – one which may be very useful if you are looking for something stable, income producing, and generally uncorrelated to stocks and bonds.

In simplistic terms, the idea is as follows. Invest in a fund that lends to the Israeli real estate sector, either to developers or owners of Israeli real estate. In return, the fund takes the...