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Since finding this site I have become increasingly interested in investing in shares. In fact, before I found this site, I had not considered many of the investment options available at all - so thanks due already.

I have bought some shares already in various companies I believe will do well over the coming recession/depression. These are UK companies I have purchased through the "interactive investor" site. I have a few questions which I hope someone will be able to answer.

My first question is how best to avoid tax on any potential gains through the purchase of shares. I have found a "self select isa" product which allows you to invest £7000 in shares (you buy yourself) per tax year and not incur any capital gains or income tax. Are there any other tax efficient ways to profit from shares?

My second question is on how best to get exposure to foreign shares. I would like to buy some shares in a Canadian mining company, but my interactive investor account only allows me to invest in UK/US shares. Are there any better sites for sharedealing? Are there any sites which allow you to buy shares in any market you like? If not, how on earth do you buy "foreign" shares?

Lastly, when buying shares based in another currency, how much of a risk is the exchange rate? How should I consider this when buying?

Any help gratefully received.

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