U.S. stocks

Stock market in the United States of America (U.S.) is the largest stock market in the world with the greatest market capitalization of listed companies and the highest trading volume, comprising several exchanges among which there are a total of as many as 5,000 companies listed on NYSE Euronext and Nasdaq Stock Market. According to the data from World Federation of Exchanges, in December 2011 the total market capitalization of New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq exceeded US$14 trillion. All companies listed in the U.S. are required to publish quarterly results, and to disclose important information in compliance with regulatory requirements under strict market supervision. All these make the U.S. stock market ideal to invest in.

Why investing in the U.S. stocks

The U.S. sets the global economic benchmark

The U.S. is the largest economies in the world with its world-leading Gross Domestic Product per capita of over US$40,000, widely regarded as one of the richest and most developed countries in the world. Its influence to every main financial market in the world is prominent.

More Investment options

Most of the Fortune 500 enterprises, such as Coca-Cola (KO), Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), Wal-Mart (WMT)…etc., are listed in the U.S. markets. Investors with an optimistic view to the prospects of blue-chips companies can choose to invest in the U.S. stocks.

Lower capital barriers of entry

The U.S. market are privileged with trading freedom of its stock market as well as diverse selections of financial products to choose from. Moreover, the U.S. stocks do not have limitations on its price fluctuations, providing greater rooms for short-term trading operations. Furthermore, there is no minimum share trading quantity for each U.S.stock trade, thus the capital barriers of entry are low since trading just one unit of the U.S. stock can also be accepted.

Important Notes for the U.S. Stock Trading

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Existing account holders are required to fill in the Global Trading System Application and W8-BEN form in order to activate the U.S. stock trading service.

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Apart from stock brokerage fees, other addition fees please refer to "Fee Table for Global Securities" for the details.

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Summer (Winter) trading time – Hong Kong Time 21:30(22:30) – 04:00(05:00)

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Orders of the U.S. stock orders can be placed starting from Hong Kong Time 21:00 (Summer) / 22:00(Winter)

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There is no minimum share trading quantity for U.S. stocks trading, that means the minimum trading quantity of U.S. stock is one unit of share.

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The settlement currency for U.S. stock trades is US Dollars (USD).

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The U.S. stocks are settled on Day T+3

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No margin financing service available

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No physical stock deposit or withdrawal service available.

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Short-selling service of the U.S. stocks is not available.

(Remark : "T" =  "Today/Trading day")