Why the U.S.

No other financial market is as large, accessible, transparent, and liquid as the U.S. market. Its transaction volume, market capitalization, and number of listed companies make this market a unique investment opportunity for international investors.


Better capitalization

The U.S. stock markets represent the biggest single concentration of wealth in history. Together, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ comprise the deepest financial market in the world.

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More liquidity

Looking at the NYSE alone, the value of the share trading for 2018 was 7.6 times that of London, 3.1 times that of Tokyo and 8.3 times that of Hong Kong. The U.S. markets are also the biggest in terms of turnover too. This means you have a good chance of finding a buyer or seller of any stock at any time. 

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Greater diversification

U.S. markets offer access to a large variety of American companies seeking capital. With close to 5,000 companies to choose from, you can invest in major corporations and global brands that list their shares here.

* include NYSE and NASDAQ
** include Shanghai and Shenzhen

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Start investing in the U.S. today.

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