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How To Invest In US Stocks From India

How should you invest in US stocks from India? And why should you buy US stocks using Cube? Get answers to both questions and see how easily you can start investing in global stocks & ETFs that work for you.
October 9, 2020

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Investing in US Stocks can be a good option to grow wealth due to several benefits. You can invest in companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook,. Tesla & Microsoft from right here in India! But investing in US stocks from India is a road less travelled for most Indian investors. 


If you want to own a piece of Berkshire Hathaway, Samsung or Google but don't know how to get started, this blog is for you. Let us begin by taking a look at why you should invest in US stocks from India before we get into the “how” of it.


Why Invest In US Stocks From India?


Investing in the US market can be a good option for wealth creation since the world's biggest large cap companies are hosted on the S&P 500 exchange. This is why investing in the NYSE and NASDAQ and other US Markets is tempting for many investors. Let’s break it down into 4 main reasons.


  1. The power of USD: The American dollar is one of the strongest currencies in the world economy. Rarely does its value deprecate and if you look at the 10 year comparison between USD Vs INR, this is what you see:

 

Year

INR ₹

USD $

2010

₹45

$1

2015

₹66

$1

2020

₹73.32*

$1


  1. Global marketplace: Companies from around the globe are listed on the US stock market. So you can buy stocks of not only US companies like Apple, Google, Tesla, etc. but also Alibaba, Vale SA, AstraZeneca, ASML, etc.

  2. Diversification: Buying US stocks allows you to diversify your portfolio based on geography, industry, and magnitude.

  3. Market Cap: The US markets have the largest market capitalization in the world. Here's a table that shows the astronomical difference of market caps between the US and Indian markets:


Figures for 2019


How To Invest In The US Stock Market From India?


There are two methods that you can use to buy US stocks from India. We’ll let you figure out which one is suitable for you:


  1. Through an Indian brokerage: Several domestic brokerages have partnered up with US brokers. You can open an Overseas Trading  Account with such a domestic brokerage by going through their KYC process. These US brokers execute trades on your behalf.

  2. Through a foreign brokerage: A number of foreign brokerages have a direct presence in India. Opening a brokerage account with such establishments can allow you to invest in US stocks. At Cube Wealth we work with DriveWealth to make this process super smooth for you.
  1. Through Mutual Funds: One way to get some exposure to international markets without having to open a trading account is through International Mutual Funds. Though this requires a fair bit of research, you can Consult A Cube Wealth Coach on which international mutual funds will make sense to you.

  2. Through ETFs: Some Indian or International ETFs can give you access to US stocks. You can invest in ETFs through brokerages. You can get advice on which stocks and ETFs to buy from award-winning advisor Rick Holbrook.

  3. Through online platforms: There are many apps and platforms that can help you invest in US Stocks. We, of course, will suggest you Download The Cube Wealth App and buy stocks yourself or under advisory depending on your investment amount.


Why Should You Buy US Stocks Using Cube?


Cube is the first app to bring US Advisory to India by partnering up with award-winning RIA, Rick Holbrook. The most convenient way to invest in US stocks is through the Cube Wealth app because you don’t need to open a brokerage account or worry about recommendations. 


You can choose between two options on the Cube Wealth app:


  1. DIY: Cube helps you buy and sell US stocks or even hold fractional shares in partnership with DriveWealth with a one paper step process.

  2. US Advisory: Buy US stocks backed by advice from award-winning RIA, Rick Holbrook who has managed over ~$130 million for high net worth US clients. 


Cube allows you to invest in US stocks for as low as $750. If you want to know whether buying the best US stocks could work for you, speak to a wealth coach or download the app today.   


Here is a video that explains how US advisory works

Or learn more about how to buy US stocks on your own


What Should You Remember Before Investing In US Stocks From India?


It is always advisable to invest based on research and not chase overnight success or indulge in get rich quick schemes. So here are a few pointers that can help you invest in US stocks in a better way:


  • Identify your risk profile and invest in stocks that can work for you
  • LRS allows Indians to invest up to $250,000/Year abroad
  • International transactions lead to higher charges based on USD
  • Currency conversion charges are applicable
  • Keep an eye on taxation as per both in India and the US
  • Consult a wealth coach before investing


If you are not big on reading, here’s a video on how to buy Apple, Amazon, Google, etc. stocks from India:


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  2. How To Invest Like A Global Citizen?
  3. Is It Better To Invest In India Or the USA?
  4. Can Indians Invest In NASDAQ?
  5. Tips For Investing in US Equities














Shriram Shekhar
Shriram is a Consultant at CubeWealth. He has developed cutting edge IT products for over 2 years before turning to his passion for the written word. His love for philosophy, developing products, and empowering people through quality content is what got him to CubeWealth.

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