6 savings accounts that beat stocks

In these countries, a simple bank account can earn you upwards of 10 percent interest -- way better than US accounts and, most years, even the market. But watch out for inflation and other risks.

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Oct 24, 2013 12:36AM
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Right. Go open a 3rd World savings account. How worthless is Marketwatch?
Oct 24, 2013 12:18PM
Oct 24, 2013 3:06AM
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This is a ridiculous waste of time.  By the time you convert to the local currency, get the interest, then convert back to dollars, the change in the exchange rate will result in a net loss.
Oct 24, 2013 11:22AM
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The problem is the currency exchange rates.  Sorry there is no easy lunch.   
Nov 23, 2013 4:03PM
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Millionaires and billionaires invest their money right back into their own businesses.  If Americans were smart, they'd be doing what all these Indians who come to our countries do.  They go into business as a family, pool their money, buy gas stations, 7-11's, motels; make money, bring more family members over here, open up another gas station, 7-11 or motel and repeat the process. 
Nov 23, 2013 8:50AM
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That worked real well for wealthy Russian investors in Bank of Cyrus when the economy collapsed.

 

Accounts were frozen to prevent further bank runs and charged a up to 40%% on larger accounts over $100,000 Euro to help stabilize the banks. 

 

The Russians were making up 15% interest on savings until the banks started to fail.

Nov 23, 2013 1:03PM
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I'll stick with my real estate investments - they're not going anywhere, but up in value!!!

Must be a good investment if foreign countries are buying it up like it was a fire sale.

Nov 23, 2013 7:54PM
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The Obama administration needs to keep interest rates down so it can continue to borrow more and more money from the rich, better governed countries that are cleaning the USA;s clock in trade and economic progress.  Also, Obama's philosophy is to spread the money around from people who have it from working hard and saving all their life, to people who don't work, never have and never will.  Why work when you can get a check from the government and spend your days doing your nails, your hair, your gossip groups, while your nights are spend partying and humping for another kid to increase your welfare check.
Nov 23, 2013 12:58PM
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So, first we send our jobs overseas, now we send our money too?  What's left?  Oh yeh, trillions of dollars of national debt!!!  They (the other countries) get the elevator, we get the SHAFT - again!!!  Thanks for your worthless advice.
Nov 4, 2013 6:28AM
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fyi...A friend of mine whose mother resides in the Ukraine told me that her mother had money in a bank there in the Ukraine and that the bank simply just took a lot of money out of her account and that there is no way under Ukraine laws to get the money back!!!  this is all she told me and that yes her mother had contacted attorneys to "recover" her money....but was unable to do so due to Ukraine laws which she said are under communist control.....but I don't really know....just me sharing
Nov 2, 2013 9:20PM
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Love my credit union -
I get 5.01% on checking and savings accouts on first $500.00. Just .1% on balance $500.01 and up
 
not a bad rate but on just $500 it's not going to produce much at all
 
Nov 23, 2013 1:32PM
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No deal. These are countries that do not truly care much for Americans. Any, or all of them can seize accounts while saying it is done in their national interest. Now you see your deposit..now you don't. Do not invest in China, Japan, Germany, or any other place which the U.S. has conquered either. Much of the world despises us as "ugly Americans", infidels, [thanks to Hollywood], and now, gay centric. Invest in America. It really is your safest bet.
Nov 23, 2013 5:09PM
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This is really dumb.  You need to look at the currency and what it's value is doing relative to your own "country."  Get a clue! 
Nov 23, 2013 2:16PM
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Your better off investing your money. (of course its risky )

but Putting it in a Savings account barely covers inflation lol@@
Nov 23, 2013 5:32PM
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Those are not savings plans, I see no plan.
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The Government should borrow money from the people that have money in the banks instead of from China. They let the banks use are money . The reason the economy is bad cause a lot of the people cannot draw  any interest on their money so they have less to spend  and live on.

Nov 24, 2013 1:55AM
Dec 24, 2013 10:52AM
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Wow.  Is that STUPID tattoo on our foreheads showing again MSN?  Thought we'd hidden it under our hats.  Seriously? 
Nov 23, 2013 2:17PM
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I found the best way to earn more money is in old beat up real estate. Look for thrashed places, bid cheap, and with $10-$12k of materials and a little work and boom sell it fo $50-$60k profit. Not for everyone but works well for those who apply  themselves.
Dec 24, 2013 10:31AM
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