Considering the option of one day retiring to a different country (probably an EU country). I've done a good job saving for retirement in IRA/Roth/401K accounts primarily held in mutual funds and American stocks.
What has recently occurred to me is that if I were to move to a country, for example on the euro, I'd be paying a massive amount of money to convert to the local currency. It is one thing to do this for a vacation, but my retirement account will likely exceed 7 figures by the time I am ready to retire. Even at a 1% conversion that is a helluva a lot of money to come right off the top.
Is there some better approach for moving large sums of money to a foreign currency. For example, is there a way to sell NYSE/NASDAQ investments held through a brokerage for foreign currency? Or maybe there are currency exchanges that offer discounted conversion rates for large transactions? Maybe something else I'm missing?