Investing in the US Stock Market
US Market Profile - A Land of Opportunity
With the largest economy and stock exchanges in the world, the United States offers what many international investors are looking for:
- Access to the world's most capitalised stock market
- A very liquid stock market
- Diverse investment opportunities
The United States remains the most important market in the world for investors. Its lucrative business climate, including regulation and taxation rules, makes it very attractive to foreign investors. No other international financial market comes close to the size, accessibility, transparency and liquidity of U.S. stock markets.
US markets are better capitalized
The U.S. stock markets represent the biggest single concentration of wealth in history. In terms of market capitalization, no other financial market comes close to the combined U.S. stock markets. As of the end of 2011, the market capitalization of the NYSE was valued at US14.242 trillions.
|Country||Stock Exchange||Market Capitalization|
|United States||NYSE Euronext||14,242|
|United States||NASDAQ OMX||4,687|
|Japan||Tokyo Stock Exchange||3,325|
|United Kingdom||London Stock Exchange||3,266|
|China||Shanghai Stock Exchange||2,357|
|China||Hong Kong Stock Exchange||2,258|
|Canada||Toronto Stock Exchange||1,912|
U.S. Stock Markets are More Liquid
Just looking at the NYSE alone, the trade value was 5 times that of London, 5 times that of Tokyo, and 7 times that of United Kingdom. U.S. markets are still the biggest in terms of turnover as well as value. That means there's a very high chance of finding a buyer or seller of any particular stock at any given time.
|Country||Stock Exchange||Trade Value|
|United States||NYSE Euronext||20,161|
|United States||NASDAQ OMX||13,552|
|Japan||Tokyo Stock Exchange||3,972|
|China||Shanghai Stock Exchange||3,658|
|China||Shenzhen Stock Exchange||2,838|
|United Kingdom||London Stock Exchange||2,837|
|South Korea||Korea Exchange||2,029|
U.S. Stock Markets Offer Greater Diversification
U.S. markets offer access to a huge variety of U.S. companies seeking to raise capital. With almost 6,000 companies to select from, you can invest in major companies and brands from all over the world who list their shares on U.S. financial markets.
|Country||Stock Exchange||Number of Companies|
|United States||NASDAQ + NYSE||5,179|
|China||Hong Kong + Shanghai||2,189|
Source: HSBC, Charles Schwab, Wikipedia
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KC Goh any broker to recommend for the US market?
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someone recommend to me sure trader saying that the starting fund is USD 500. Do you know about sure trader?
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