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Interested in buying US financial sector stocks from India? Read this blog to know all about the top financial companies and historic sector growth and how to invest in US stocks from India.
April 14, 2021

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The US is the largest financial market in the world. According to 2018 data, the finance & insurance sector represented 7.4% of the country’s total GDP. 

It provided employment to more than 6 million people. The US finance, banking & insurance industry is home to some of the world’s biggest financial firms like Bank of America, Visa, and JP Morgan Chase. 

In this blog, we will take a look at some of the top financial sector stocks in the US and the overall sector performance. Stick around till the end to know how Cube lets you invest in US stocks for as low as $1.

Important: This blog is meant to educate readers and the information furnished here is not to be construed as investment advice from Cube Wealth. Please consult a wealth coach or financial advisor before investing in any asset.

What Is The  Financial Sector In The US? 

The US financial sector broadly includes banks, insurance companies, investment companies, and financial services companies. It encompasses companies offering retail and commercial banking, accounting, insurance, asset management, credit cards, brokerage, payment services, and more.

Popular Types Of Financial Stocks In The US 

1. Banks like Wells Fargo & Goldman Sachs

2. Insurance Companies like Berkshire Hathaway

3. Financial Services Companies like Ratings Agency S&P Global & Futures Exchange CME Group

4. Fintech Companies like Visa & PayPal

In the past year, White Mountains Insurance Group, Virtu Financial Inc, and American National Group Inc have been the best value stocks in the US financial sector due to their low P/E ratio. 

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Top 10 Most Popular Financial Sector Stocks In The US

 

Company

Ticker

Market Cap

EPS

Beta

Present Value

Berkshire Hathaway

BRK-B

$602.513 Billion

26,667.81

0.90

$262.50

Visa

V

$490.381 Billion

4.84

0.98

$221.71

JP Morgan Chase

JPM

$467.796 Billion

8.88

1.21

$153.30

Mastercard

MA

$373.633 Billion

6.37

1.18

$376.13

Bank of America

BAC

$341.553 Billion

1.87

1.58

$39.59

PayPal

PYPL

$306.182 Billion

1.15

1.15

$261.43

Wells Fargo

WFC

$164.146 Billion

0.41

1.32

$39.65

Citigroup

C

$149.231 Billion

4.72

1.95

$71.52

Morgan Stanley

MS

$146.959 Billion

6.46

1.56

$78.57

BlackRock

BLK

$121.344 Billion

31.85

1.17

$795.00

Important Note: All facts & figures mentioned in the tables above have been collated from publicly available sources. The companies mentioned in the tables are listed in no particular order and are a reflection of US' most popular financial sector brands at the moment. Cube Wealth does not recommend purchasing stocks based on popularity alone and suggest you consult a Wealth Coach before putting your hard-earned money into any asset.

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Past Trajectory Of The Financial Sector Stocks In The US

The financial sector was growing at a steady pace but 2020 hasn’t been the best year for most sectors. Here’s a look at the performance at some of the top financial sectors stocks in the US.

 

Company

Market Cap Jan 20 

Market Cap Jan 21

Berkshire Hathaway

$555.390 Billion 

$543.680 Billion

Visa

$421.515 Billion

$482.170 Billion

JP Morgan Chase

$438.072 Billion

$387.330 Billion

Mastercard

$303.919 Billion

$355.840 Billion

Bank of America

$317.977 Billion

$262.200 Billion

Ping An Insurance 

$226.850 Billion

$233.340 Billion

Wells Fargo

$227.138 Billion

$124.780 Billion


The data indicates that despite the pandemic, some of the financial companies have performed well. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the stocks carefully before investing.

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How To Invest In The US Financial Sector Stocks?

The Cube Wealth App is a convenient and hassle-free platform to invest in US financial sector stocks from India. It guides you to open a US brokerage account with Cube's partner, DriveWealth. 

The best part is that Cube lets you invest in US stocks for as little as $1. The Cube Wealth app lets you buy US stocks in two ways. 

  • On your own
  • With advice

You can buy US financial stocks yourself which can be cumbersome for working professionals. However, Cube solves that problem by giving you access to advice from award-winning RIA, Rick Holbrook

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*Note: Facts & figures are as of 12-04-2021


Bhavna Sharma
Bhavna is a Business Economics graduate with over 10 years of writing experience. She writes on a variety of topics for Cube Wealth and helps simplify investment-related concepts with both short & long-form content.

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