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Everything UK investors need to know about investing in US Stock Markets

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About the Authors

Edward Page Croft
Edward Page Croft

Ed Page Croft is the founder and CEO of investment website Stockopedia. Ed is a trained investment manager and programmer who aims to bring the art of smarter investment decision making to a wider audience through the web.

Alex Naamani
Alex Naamani

Alex Naamani is a Financial Analyst at Stockopedia. He has an MSc from the London School of Economics and is a candidate for the CFA Level I exam. As well as contributing to regular site editorial, ebooks and guides - his research contributes to Stockopedia's growing financial databases and product development.

Table of Contents

  • 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
  • Part 2: What?
    • What you need to know about US Stock Exchanges
      • New York Stock Exchange
      • NASDAQ
      • 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
  • 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
  • Part 4 - Conclusion
    • The American Dream
      • It starts with a process
      • ‘Hunters’ and ‘Farmers’

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