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Frequently Asked Questions

General

Can Indians invest in the US stock market?

How Can Indians Invest in the US Stock market?

How to invest in US stocks from India?

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US Stocks 2-in-1 Account

What is INDmoney 2-in-1 US stocks Account

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US Stocks Trading

What is the process for trading US stocks?

What are fractional shares?

How can I place a large order? Example : I want to buy shares more than $100000

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IPOs

Can I invest in IPOs in the US market?

Why invest in US IPOs?

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Fees, Charges & Repatriation

What are the charges for trading in US stocks?

What are the charges to withdraw funds from my US stock account?

What is the ACH (Automated Clearing House) method of withdrawing funds?

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US stocks Taxation

How are US stocks taxed?/ How are capital gains on the sale of U.S. stocks taxed?

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Trust and safety

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US Stocks Explained

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 S&P 500, and the NASDAQ Composite, 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:

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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:

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Diversify your Portfolio

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

Start Investing in US Stocks from India Now

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