Why the U.S. Stock Market | Charles Schwab
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The clip begins with a blue Charles Schwab square in the center of the screen.
The Charles Schwab square fades away. "Why invest in the U.S. market?" appears in the center of the screen on a blue background.
Wondering how investing in the U.S. market could help you reach your financial goals?
The frame cuts to a blue image of the United States with stock symbols scattered across the image.
The market's unique size, liquidity, and diversity provide an abundance of opportunities for international investors.
The screen pans to a bar graph titled "Better capitalization" on a blue background. The graph measures the market cap in USD Trillions. The markets measured include the NYSE, NASDAQ, Shanghai, Euronext, Japan, and Hong Kong. At 26 and 24 trillion dollars, the NYSE and NASDAQ are significantly larger than the next largest, Shanghai, at 9 trillion.
To begin, the U.S. stock market represents the biggest single concentration of wealth in history. The New York Stock Exchange alone has a market capital value of more than $20 trillion U.S. dollars.
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This comes from many small-, mid-, and large-cap companies, meaning more choices to align with your specific goals.
The cylinders shrink and disappear and are replaced by a new scene featuring a hand holding a smartphone with the text "Buy" on the screen. The title "More liquidity" appears in the top left-hand corner of the screen. A city skyline is shown in the background.
The U.S. stock market is also highly liquid…
A second hand appears to the right and holds a smartphone with "Sell" on the screen. A finger from the hand on the first smartphone taps the "Buy" button and a "Trade complete" message appears.
meaning you have a good chance of finding a buyer or seller of any stock at any time.
A finger from the second hand on the right touches the "Sell" button, and a "Trade complete" message appears. The hands and their smartphones descend and disappear.
Additionally, there is an abundance of ways to diversify in the U.S. market.
A new scene appears, with three office buildings and white clouds animating on. Each building has a stock symbol sign extending from the rooftop. These stock symbols represent company names.
Not only are there over 5,000 companies to invest in…
The frame pans up as the buildings and skyline fade. The title "Greater diversification" appears, surrounded by various certificates with labels such as: Treasury bonds; Options; ADRs.
…but there are numerous investment products to choose from…
As a specific product is mentioned in the voice over, the corresponding certificate pulses.
… including bonds, options, and even ADRs, which allow you to invest in non-U.S. companies.
The certificates shuffle into a line as a magnifying glass comes into frame. The magnifying glass scans across several of the certificates, depicting the idea of institutional scrutiny.
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, also ensures that the U.S. market remains as fair and transparent as possible, which can help you feel more confident about your investments.
The screen transitions to a person sitting in front of their laptop and desk. The frame zooms in to show a closer look at the laptop screen.
So how can you take advantage of these benefits of the U.S. market?
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With a Schwab brokerage account, you get access to intuitive platforms and powerful tools...
Education on ways to identify, analyze, and act on investment opportunities...
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Research from market experts to keep you on top of the latest trends...
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As well as zero-dollar online listed equity trade commissions.
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Open an account today and start investing in the U.S. stock market.
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1. Standard online US$0 commission does not apply to over-the-counter (OTC) equities, transaction-fee mutual funds, futures, fixed-income investments, or trades placed directly on a foreign exchange or in the Canadian market. Options trades will be subject to the standard US$0.65 per-contract fee. Service charges apply for trades placed through a broker (US$25) or by automated phone (US$5). Exchange process, ADR, and Stock Borrow fees still apply. Schwab One International® accounts require a minimum deposit to open. Please contact Schwab for details. See the Charles Schwab Pricing Guide for Individual Investors for full fee and commission schedules.
Investors should be aware there are securities in the U.S. market that are not liquid and should also consider their individual situation before purchasing any specific securities.
Capitalization, trading volumes and diversification of the U.S. markets should not be construed as an indication of future performance of any security. All securities are subject to risk and investors should carefully consider the risks specific to each specific investment to ensure it is suitable for themselves and their portfolio.
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Investing in U.S. securities is not without risk. Investment returns will fluctuate and are subject to market volatility, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed or sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
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