Getting Started in US Shares
Getting Started in US Shares
Everything UK investors need to know about investing in US Stock Markets
About the Book
Part 1: Why?
Why consider the US at all?
- 1. The US has scale
- 2. The US has stability
- 3. The US has dynamism
Why the US is the perfect market for investing
- 1. US markets are familiar
- 2. US markets are open
- 3. US markets are transparent
- 4. US markets are fair
- 5. US markets are liquid
- 6. US markets are deep
Why should you invest abroad at all?
- International exposure is essential
- Why consider the US at all?
Part 2: What?
What you need to know about US Stock Exchanges
- New York Stock Exchange
- The OTC Exchanges
What you need to know about US indices
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average
- Standard & Poor’s indices - the S&P 500
- The Nasdaq Composite & Nasdaq 100
- The Russell Indices
- The Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index
What you need to know about company reporting
- How to track company reporting
- How to track company ownership changes
Jargon Busting the USA for UK investors
- The Tower of Babel
- Financial ratios differences - UK vs US
- Market moving events
- What you need to know about US Stock Exchanges
Part 3: How?
How to choose a broker to trade in US stocks
- Does your broker offer services that tackle currency risk?
What you need to know about taxes and US stocks
- 1. No Stamp Duty
- 2. Dividends don’t get double taxed - the W-8BEN form
- 3. Capital Gains can be sheltered
- 4. You can skip (nearly) all taxes through spread betting
- Essential resources for researching US stocks
- How to choose a broker to trade in US stocks
Part 4 - Conclusion
The American Dream
- It starts with a process
- ‘Hunters’ and ‘Farmers’
- The American Dream
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