A US Brokerage Account will Put You in Control of Your future.
Direct FX has partnered with DriveWealth, LLC, to offer our clients a simple, low cost solution to invest in US listed equities. DriveWealth, LLC, member FINRA and SIPC, is a mobile and global full-carrying broker-dealer for retail investors.
How will you grow your wealth?If you’re like most people, you have to work for your money. If you manage your money wisely, you’ll be able to put some of your money to work for you. But how will you make it grow?
You could use your money to start your own business, but that takes a lot of time and carries many risks. Or you could put your money to work and buy a piece of existing companies that have proven track records of making money. That’s called investing and it’s how people all over the world can grow their wealth over time.
When it comes to investing, DriveWealth offers access to US listed securities (stocks and ETFs) in a highly regulated, transparent and secure US brokerage account. Read on to learn more about the advantages and benefits of investing in US-registered securities with DriveWealth.
Why Open a US Brokerage Account with DriveWealth?
Take control of your investing with a US Brokerage Account
Safety and Security of US Brokerage Accounts
US brokerage firms are required to be registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the independent US government agency charged with regulating securities markets and brokerages in the US. Additionally, all brokers that offer trading in US listed securities are required to register with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), which monitors brokers conduct. You can check on DriveWealth’s broker licenses by typing our CRD number (165429) in FINRA Broker Check.
On top of rigorous regulatory oversight, US brokerage accounts are covered by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, or SIPC, which protects securities customers of its members up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for claims for cash). Explanatory brochure available upon request or at www.sipc.org.
US brokerage accounts are also denominated in US dollars, the leading international reserve currency. Investments in US dollars represent another element of diversification, especially when an investor’s home currency may be weakening relative to the US dollar.
Global investors may choose to purchase U.S. investments to benefit from the highly developed, liquid, and efficient U.S. financial markets, and from the strong corporate governance and institutions in the United States.
Invest in a Liquid Market
The US stock market is the largest and most liquid equity market in the world. This means that individual investors, like you, can enter and exit investments in accordance with your own investing strategies. The map below shows how the world would look if the country size was based on stock market size.
Furthermore, the US government has specific rules regarding how long the stock market can be closed, so you won’t have to worry about being locked into your positions longer than you want to be.
The US stock markets provide access to a number of liquid investments- so you can quickly turn your investments into cash in the event of a personal financial need.
Create a Globally Diversified Portfolio in One Account
Diversification is a risk management tool that mixes a wide variety of different investments in an attempt to smooth out the risk of an entire portfolio. Over time, the positive performance of some investments should neutralize the negative performance of others.
US-listed securities span the range of global investment options, allowing investors to create a global portfolio in a single US-based, US dollar-denominated account. Key investment options include:
- Multinational corporations & global brands—85 of the top 100 global brands are listed in the US. Even if the brand is US-based, chances are it has extensive business overseas, making it an international company.
- Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) allow investors to buy a basket of stocks in countries and regions from all over the world in a single share. Looking to invest in Asian or Latin American stocks? There’s an ETF for that. Want to diversify into European large company stocks or Emerging Markets? There are ETFs for those, too, and just about any other investment destination you can think of.
- ADRs (American Depositary Receipts)—ADRs are shares of non-US companies listed in the US and denominated in US dollars. Many ADRs represent leading national companies that are not listed in their home country. For instance, shares in Alibaba, the largest e-commerce site in China, are only available as US-listed ADRs.
Build Your Portfolio with Highly Regulated and Transparent Investments
US Exchange listed securities are required to be registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the independent US government agency charged with regulating securities markets in the US. SEC company registration requires thorough disclosures by issuers of all relevant financial and enterprise information to provide investors a high level of transparency into the companies they want to invest in.
US companies and US-listed security issuers also operate according to US GAAP accounting standards, which are considered among the most rigorous in the world, adding further transparency to company performance and prospects.
Put Your Money to Work
As global interest rates turn negative and banks around the world begin to charge interest for savings accounts, why not fund your DriveWealth account? Your US dollar deposits will be placed into an interest bearing money market account and you can earn interest on your balances instead of paying interest. Your funds are easily accessible to fund investments or for withdrawals.
Why Open a DriveWealth Account?
A World of Investing Options
DriveWealth offers thousands of individual stocks and ETFs for any investment strategy. When you invest in the US Stock market with DriveWealth, you have the ability to build a diversified portfolio. With DriveWealth, you can own US based companies, like Apple and Coca-Cola, as well as international companies like Alibaba and Sony. You can also adopt an ETF investing strategy, which provides built-in diversification within an industry, country, or sector. Investing in ETFs also allows you to easily invest in commodities, such as gold and oil, or Fixed Income Bonds, such as US treasuries so you can build a truly balanced and diverse portfolio.
Fractional Share Investing
DriveWealth’s new mobile-first app allows investors to buy shares based on dollar amounts and not just on share amounts. Dollar-based investing makes any stock available, no matter how much it costs per share. If you want to invest $300 in Amazon, which trades at over $500/share, now you can. You’ll receive the fractional amount of a share based on the dollar-amount invested.
Keep Your Portfolio in Your Hand
Stay in touch with markets and your investments no matter where you are. DriveWealth’s Mobile-first Technology allows you to make investments on the go: place orders, check your portfolio performance and research new investments, all from the palm of your hand.
Don’t break the bank. DriveWealth charges a low $0.0125/share commission (subject to certain minimums) on all stocks, ADRs, and ETFs offered on our platform—which means more money in your pocket!
DriveWealth offers live customer support in English, Spanish, and Chinese. The DriveWealth support team is available by phone and email to answer any questions customers have regarding their accounts.
Privacy and Security
We place the highest priority on the safety of your funds and personal information. All your private information is fully encrypted. Passwords are stored using methods and algorithms that prohibit anyone from accessing your account. Sensitive, personal information is encrypted using National Institute of Standards and Technology approved methods.
Transactions are cleared on an omnibus basis by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Financial Services, LLC (ICBCFS). ICBCFS holds all customer securities in an omnibus account. This means that ICBCFS clears all DriveWealth customer trades without requiring, gathering or retaining any information about DriveWealth’s individual customers.
One Sophisticated Platform. Multiple Ways to Diversify.
Here’s to the people who Make it All Possible!
For more than 30 years CQG,Inc. has been providing high-performance trade routing, global market data, and advanced technical analysis for futures, options, fixed income and FX traders. Now, they have teamed up with DriveWealth and DirectFX to create a multi-asset platform, which also expands its capabilities to equities. CQG One is built using CQG’s enterprise API division, Continuum, which leverages co-located Hosted Exchange Gateways as well as access to over seventy-five sources for global market data and to over forty exchanges for trade routing.
Direct FX Disclosures
DriveWealth is a Member of FINRA/SIPC
Member of SIPC, which protects securities customers of its members up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for claims for cash). Explanatory brochure available upon request or at www.sipc.org.
Investment Products: Not a Deposit • Not FDIC Insured • No Bank Guarantee • Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency • May Lose Value.
DriveWealth is a mobile investing platform for individual investors that offers a selection of Exchange Traded Funds (“ETFs”) and US listed stocks. DriveWealth also offers free educational content to help investors understand finance and investing basics.
You must be at least 18 years of age and comply with our “Know Your Customer” requirements in order to open a live investing account with DriveWealth.
There is no minimum initial deposit required to open a live investing account, or required ongoing minimum account balance. Fees and Expenses associated with transactions for full shares of securities on the platforms offered by DriveWealth include a commission charge of $0.0125/share, subject to the following minimum charges - CQG One and CQG One Pro platforms: $5.98 per transaction. For transactions for fractional shares of securities, the minimum commission charge is $0.99 per transaction. There are no monthly minimum fees for any of the investing platforms. For non-resident aliens, there is a one-time tax verification fee of $5.00 (representing Form W-8BEN pass-through processing cost). View a full list of our fees at http://bit.ly/DWFees
All investing carries risk. Past performance is not indicative of future returns, which may vary. Investments in stocks and ETFs may decline in value, potentially leading to a loss of principal. Online trading has inherent risk due to system response and access times that may be affected by various factors, including but not limited to market conditions and system performance. An investor should understand such facts before trading. The risks associated with investing in international securities, including US-listed ADRs and ETFs that contain non-US securities include, among others, country/political risk relating to the government in the home country; exchange rate risk if the country's currency is devalued; and inflationary/purchasing power risks if the currency of the home country becomes less valuable as the general level of prices for goods and services rises.Most inverse ETFs “reset” daily, meaning that these securities are designed to achieve their stated objectives on a daily basis. Their performance over periods longer than one day can differ significantly from the inverse of the performance of their underlying index or benchmark during the same period of time. This effect can be magnified in volatile markets, making it possible that you could suffer significant losses even if the long-term performance of the index showed a gain. While there may be strategies that justify holding these investments longer than a day, buy-and-hold investors with an intermediate or long-term time horizon should carefully consider whether these ETFs are appropriate for their portfolio.Before investing in an ETF, an investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expense of the investment company carefully. The prospectus contains this and other important information about the investment company. You should read the prospectus carefully before investing. Click here to obtain a copy of the prospectus.Symbols, images, price, and volume data which are shown within this website are for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute a recommendation by DriveWealth to buy or sell a particular security.
Most inverse ETFs “reset” daily, meaning that these securities are designed to achieve their stated objectives on a daily basis. Their performance over periods longer than one day can differ significantly from the inverse of the performance of their underlying index or benchmark during the same period of time. This effect can be magnified in volatile markets, making it possible that you could suffer significant losses even if the long-term performance of the index showed a gain. While there may be strategies that justify holding these investments longer than a day, buy-and-hold investors with an intermediate or long-term time horizon should carefully consider whether these ETFs are appropriate for their portfolio.
Before investing in an ETF, an investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expense of the investment company carefully. The prospectus contains this and other important information about the investment company. You should read the prospectus carefully before investing. Click here to obtain a copy of the prospectus.
Symbols, images, price, and volume data which are shown within this website are for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute a recommendation by DriveWealth to buy or sell a particular security.
Brand logos are owned by the respective companies and not by DriveWealth. The use of a company's brand logo does not represent an endorsement of DriveWealth by the company, nor an endorsement of the company by DriveWealth, nor does it necessarily imply the existence of any contractual relationship.
Practice Accounts are available to all users risk free and at no cost to the user. Practice accounts are to be utilized for educational purposes only. Practice accounts are funded with virtual dollars, not real dollars, which means that a user can neither gain nor lose money.
All individuals seeking to open an account are subject to DriveWealth’s approval process, which includes a “Know Your Customer” (KYC) and “Anti Money laundering” (AML) review.
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