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Swede
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Username: Swede

Post Number: 8
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 9:16 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi, wonder if someone could recomend if it exist and maybe which brand of pre paid telephone card that i can buy in BA?

My other question is regarding insurance, how much does it cost to buy a insurance for a year, in case of accidents or something? And which company should i contact?

The last question, is there any company that you could recomend where you could open an account and buy stocks in Arg. companys and be active in the stockmarket?

thanks in advance!
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Simon Fawkes
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Username: Expatba

Post Number: 35
Registered: 1-2007


Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 9:35 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Swede

Regarding the phone card - it primarily depends on what you want to call: landlines (e.g. by using a public payphone), mobiles (cell phones) or international.

I can't say what which are best for the first 2 categories, but if you are going to be making international calls then personally I use "Llamada Direct" which can be bought from most kioskos. A $10 (peso) card will give you about 80 mins of calls to the US and between 50 and 60 mins of calls to Europe (depending on country). That's for calling landlines - if you are calling international mobiles then you will get considerably less time (about 10 mins for Europe).

I hope this helps.

Simon Fawkes
Author, The Complete Guide To Real Estate Investment in Argentina, ISBN 1430303980, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1430303980
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Swede
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Post Number: 9
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 10:20 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

thank you simon, i will just call within Argentina and mostly to cellphones! Is it llamada direct best for that?
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Simon Fawkes
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Post Number: 36
Registered: 1-2007


Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 10:45 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

No, although I think the same firm do another card for calling mobiles (cells). I've no experience of using them as I always use my mobile for calling mobiles.

If you already have a foreign mobile then you can buy a local SIM card for it for under $50 (pesos) (e.g. from Personal) which will give you a local cell number. You will then be able to call other cells easily and relatively cheaply.

I hope this helps.

Simon Fawkes
Author, The Complete Guide To Real Estate Investment in Argentina, ISBN 1430303980, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1430303980
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Roberto
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Post Number: 1132
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 10:05 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

For argentine stocks you may want to look at the ADRs that trade in the NYSE. Here are the companies listed

http://www.dbc.com/cgi-bin/htx.exe/dbcfiles/argntn t.html?SOURCE=/BLQ/STARBULLETIN

Much more liquid and safer than getting into the argentine bursar. My opinion only.
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Roberto
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Post Number: 1133
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 10:08 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

An even safer might to buy ETF on the whole latin market (GML)
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Swede
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 2:52 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks Roberto, i was looking for high risk investments, but the ADR could be interesting aswell.
What does ETF means, some index or?
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Roberto
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Post Number: 1138
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 10:48 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

They are "exchange traded funds" and they trade like stocks and track indexes. But they are funds. Looks like they've done well in the past but not sure if it is too late to the game...

Brazil EWZ
Emerging Markets EEM
Mexico EWW
Latin America ILF

There are many... Argentina does not have one but you can play the whole latin basket which includes Brazil and Mexico.

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