As an Australian investor, it is easy to only think local and invest in companies on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
But there is a big wide world out there… with lots of opportunities abroad!
Item number one on the international investing checklist, the United States of America.
There are a few key reasons that might make you want to invest in the US…
1. They have a really big economy that supports business success
Despite having a quarter of the population of China, the US still has the world’s largest economy.
This can be largely attributed to its large industries, wealthy population and active participation in global trade.
2. They have very innovative companies pioneering change
Listed on the US stock exchanges are some incredibly innovative companies. These businesses are changing the world through their research and development.
Investing in these companies provides investors an opportunity for exposure to this innovation.
3. Lots of investment variety
Because there are so many companies listed on the US stock markets, investors have more to choose from.
This means that really niche investing opportunities, that can’t be accessed locally, are available for investors to choose from.
So how do I invest in the US…
In the past, investing in the US has been challenging. Lots of brokers. Lots of forms. Lots of headaches.
These days, it is really very simple. Our friends over at www.hellostake.com provide easy access to the US markets, and much more!