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How to find the best ideas is, of course, critical. But I also would really like to talk about the mechanics. ADRs came up on the other thread. Why bother with direct investment in foreign stocks through foreign exchanges when you can just buy ADRs?

1) not all potentially interesting foreign stocks will be available as ADRs on the us exchanges.

2) direct foreign investment using foreign currency, perhaps even maintaining some percentage of my cash balances in foreign currency offers a means of leveraging current US dollar strength to diversify some of what I perceive as significant US dollar risk longer term.

3) Other reasons?

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