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What are US Stocks

US stocks are bought and sold on major exchanges in the US such as the NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) just like the BSE and NSE in India. Within these exchanges, you have indices that measure the stock market’s performance.

The three major indices for US stocks are the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the NASDAQ Composite, and the S&P 500 , like the SENSEX and NIFTY in India. Dow tracks the 30 large, blue-chip companies listed on US exchanges, the S&P 500 includes 500 large companies from different sectors, and the NASDAQ Composite represents the value of stocks listed on NASDAQ

Types of US Stocks

US stocks can be categorized into four types based on their market capitalization or market cap. Each of these categories has a threshold based on market cap. As the market cap is calculated using stock price, these thresholds change based on changing stock prices:

  • Mega Cap

    Mega cap stocks represent the largest companies in terms of market cap. Usually, mega-cap companies have a market cap of above $200 billion.

  • Large Cap

    Large-cap stocks have a market cap of above $10 billion. Large-cap stocks, or big caps, are established companies with stable revenues and profits. Large-cap stocks are usually very liquid. Due to their size and stability, large-cap stocks are suited for risk-averse investors.

  • Mid Cap

    Midcap companies have market caps in the range of $2 billion and $10 billion. Mid-caps are high-potential companies, expecting growth in revenues and profits. Midcap stocks are riskier than mega-cap and large-cap stocks and are suited for investors with a moderate risk appetite.

  • Small Cap

    Small-cap stocks have a market capitalization of between $300 million and $2 billion. Small-cap stocks offer a high potential for growth but carry greater risk than other categories. Small caps are suited for investors with a high-risk appetite and those who are willing to invest time in researching good quality stocks.

How to Invest in US Stocks from India?

Investing in US stocks from India is now possible for everyone, in one of the two ways given below:

 

Direct Investment

You can buy US stocks and ETFs from India directly through INDmoney. If you find some US stocks expensive, you can take advantage of fractional trading and start your US investment journey for as little as $1. INDmoney makes it easy for you to invest in US stocks by categorizing them as hot, tech, pharma, etc. Within each category, you will find stocks classified based on their market cap.

You can also invest in ETFs to diversify the risk while also earning from US stock market gains. INDmoney enables you to choose from a wide range of ETFs. You can also choose an ETF related to the size of its stocks (i.e., large caps, mid caps, or small caps) based on your risk profile and return expectations.

 

Indirect Investment

You can also invest in the US market from India indirectly through mutual funds. There are a variety of funds covering different industries and different asset classes available. Some of the disadvantages of this kind of investment are high expense ratios and sales charges, management abuses, tax inefficiency, and poor trade execution.

Benefits of Investing in US Stocks

Many investors ask why to invest in US stocks when you have so many Indian stocks offering high growth. Here are some benefits of investing in US stocks:

  • Diversify your Portfolio

    Investing in US stocks allows you to diversify & broaden your investment exposure to the US economy to mitigate economic risks

  • Gain from Dollar's Appreciation

    In 2011, the average USD-INR exchange rate was around INR 47. In 2020, the exchange rate was around Rs. 74, indicating an investor would have gained 36% simply through currency gains. This growth is in addition to the gains seen by US stock markets.

  • Higher Returns than Indian Markets

    On an average the US markets have shown lesser volatility as compared to the Indian stock market historically and have also given much higher returns on a currency adjusted basis.

  • Opportunity to Invest in High Potential Companies

    The US is at the forefront of innovation across technology, pharma, and industrial companies. Investing in US stocks allows Indian investors to benefit from gains made by these high-potential, innovative companies.

3 simple steps to Invest in US stocks

To start investing in the US stock market from India, Create a Free US stock A/C in 2 Mins with INDmoney. Fractional Investing. Fastest remittance.

  • STEP 1

    Complete your KYC process

    None
  • STEP 2

    Transfer funds to
your US stocks a/c

    None
  • STEP 3

    Invest in your favourite US stocks

    None

Frequently asked Questions

You can fund your US stocks account directly via your Federal Account. This will enable you to transfer funds at nominal costs and best-in-market forex rates. Please ensure that you are on the latest version of the INDmoney app. If not, please update it from the Play Store on Android devices or the App Store on iOS devices. Below are the steps to fund your US Stocks account.
- Go to manage your wallet from the US stocks dashboard .
- Click on Add money
- In case you do not have a federal account already, you will have to follow the steps to create a federal account
- Once done, enter the amount in rupees that you want to fund your US stocks account with. You will see in real-time the tax applicable as well as the number of Dollars you will receive
- Follow the steps to fund your IND super saver account from any of your bank accounts
- Once the transfer is successful, confirm your details on the screen via OTP to complete the process
- The funds normally reach your US Stocks account within 1-3 business days note: You may have to provide a Bank statement/Income Tax Return the first time you deposit the account


 

Please go through below detailed article to know about file income tax return for your investments in US stocks.

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Dividends over US Stocks Investments are taxed at source at a flat rate of 25%. The company deducts 25% of the dividend being allotted and distributes the remaining dividend to the users.
Thankfully, a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between the US and India allows taxpayers to deduct income tax already paid in the US. You are eligible to use the 25% tax you already paid in the US as a foreign tax credit to reduce the amount of income tax you need to pay in India

These details can be derived from the CG Statements already being shared over the app:
1. Form 67 contains the Dividend income and the tax applied on this income
2. Schedule TR contains your Capital Gains/Losses on Long term investments, Short term investments and Dividend based income
3. Schedule FSI contains the Tax relief applicable as per the TDS deducted against the Dividend based income

You can avail of your yearly Tax reports using the steps below:
1. Go to the US Stocks section within the INDmoney app
2. Click on the Manage button
3. Scroll down to find the Tax Documents header
4. Click on the Financial Year for which you want the Taxation Report
5. The Excel sheet contains all the gains/losses as well as the post-tax dividend incomes that you have received over the mentioned period.

Same as GST charges applied on Fund transfer. ( Minimum GST of ₹45 is charged by Govt. of India for foreign remittance, GST charge depends upon the amount you are transferring)

₹500

A good faith violation (GFV) occurs if you purchase a stock and sell it before the funds that you used to buy it have settled. It’s called ‘Good Faith Violation’ because there was no effort in ‘good faith’ to add necessary funds in the account before the settlement date.

1. “What is Extended Hours Trading?”
Extended hours lets users buy and sell US Stocks even when the US market is closed in 2 sessions
Pre Market 1:30 PM to 7 PM IST
Post Market 1:30 AM to 5:30 AM IST

2. “What are the stocks available in Extended Hours Trading?”
Currently, top 200 stocks by Market are available in extended hours

3. “Are there any additional costs associated with Extended Hours?”
There are no additional costs associated with Extended Hours Trading

4. “What are the types of orders available on Extended Hours?”
Only whole share limit orders are allowed in extended hours.

5. “When do extended hours orders expire?”
Extended hours have a default validity of ‘Day’.
Ie, if an extended hours order is placed in the pre-market session and is not executed, it rolls over into
the core market session. If the order is still not executed in the core market session, it rolls over into
the post market session. If the order is still not executed at close of post market session (5:30 AM
IST), it is auto-cancelled by the broker.

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