S&P 500 ETF alternative - Berkshire Hattway??

Discussion in 'Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)' started by leo838, 5 Jan 2019.

  1. leo838

    leo838 Registered User

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    Hello all,

    As US domiciled ETF's are now no longer available to us Europeans I was wondering if a stock like Berkshire Hattway might be a decent alternative to somrthing like the S&P 500 ETF? It's of course a stock but the advantages is that it has diversification (obviously not as great as the S&P 500)

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    & has even outperformed it the index over many years

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    Anyone any thoughts or similar stocks for those that want diversification in US stock market without trying to build up a portfolio bit by bit?


    Regards
     
  2. inkpot

    inkpot New Member

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    Hi - mentioned this on another thread somewhere, but just to point out that US domiciled ETFs are available to us in Europe, but you need to go through a US broker. I currently buy Vanguard ETFs through Firstrade.
     
  3. leo838

    leo838 Registered User

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    Thanks for the info. Is the signup straightforward & costs reasonable?
     
  4. Lyreco

    Lyreco Guest

    Seems to me that Firsttrade is only available to a few international countries? How did you open an account?