People are fairly confident that leading brands like Apple, Google, and Amazon will continue to grow from strength to strength. This blog will tell you how you can buy stocks of all your favourite brands.
You may have heard more than one investment guru say that you should invest in stocks of companies you know and believe in. It is however best to consult an expert advisor who can help us ascertain which stocks to buy and how to buy them. There are of course some companies like Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google, Starbucks that we all know and believe in.
People are fairly confident that leading brands like Apple, Google, and Amazon will continue to grow from strength to strength. This is why in this article we are going to talk about how you can buy stocks of all your favourite brands.
Before we jump into understanding how you can buy Apple, Google, or Amazon stocks let’s understand why investors buy international stocks in the first place.
You can also watch this episode of The Cube Wealth Show which talks about How to Invest in the US Stock Market from India
One of the most popular reasons people buy stocks of US Companies is to hedge against the rupee. If you invest in US Stocks you stand to gain from the strength of the dollar on top of any potentially exponential growth in the company itself.
It also ensures geographical diversification in your portfolio. Another more emotional reason to invest in international stocks is that we use these global brands on a daily basis. This gives us the confidence to bet on their growth.
You can invest in international stocks from India via the Indian Government’s RBI approved LRS route. The LRS route allows you to invest as much as $250,000/year in the US. If you wish you buy specific stocks, you can easily do your KYC on Indian investment apps like Cube.
Broadly speaking, you'd be required to:
You can then set the investment amount and buy your stock. You can also search for other stocks like Amazon, Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway, Costco, Facebook, etc. Cube gives you the freedom to invest in US Stocks with a low minimum investment of just $1! You can buy one or multiple stocks together.
Indians can invest up to $250,000/Year abroad according to the RBI notification in the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS). Currently $1= Rs. 75.59 that means an Indian can invest nearly Rs. 1.88 Crores overseas every year via the LRS Route.
This is more than adequate for most individual investors and ensures that large sums of money are not being moved across borders without a thorough check.
There are some important things one should keep in mind when investing in stocks abroad:
Ans. Yes, you can invest in Google/Alphabet from India using the Liberalised Remittance Scheme route that is permitted by the RBI. We recommend you use a trustworthy platform like Cube Wealth to do this.
Ans. Yes, you can buy Amazon stocks from India using the Liberalised Remittance route that is permitted by the RBI. We recommend you use a trustworthy platform like Cube Wealth to do this.
Ans. You can directly buy these stocks through a broker. We recommend you use a trustworthy platform like Cube Wealth to purchase Amazon stocks from India. This will be done using the RBI’s Liberalised Remittance Scheme.
Ans. Yes, you can invest in DOW JONES (DJI) from India. To purchase US Equities you can use the Cube Wealth App that has partnered with Stockal to help users buy US Stocks from India easily.
Ans. The Apple (AAPL) stock price was $168.64 as of 11-02-2022 with a market capitalization of $2.75 trillion.
Ans. The Amazon (AMZN) stock price was $3,065.87 as of 11-02-2022 with a market capitalization of $1.56 trillion.
Ans. The Google (GOOGL) stock price was $2,682.60 as of 11-02-2022 with a market capitalization of $1.77 trillion.
You can also read other stories on our blog, about how to invest outside of India. Some of them are listed below:
1. Investing in US stocks from India
2. Investing in International Markets from India
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