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A US Brokerage Account will Put You in Control of Your future.

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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.

Why Invest?

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.

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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.


Affordable Costs

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!

Live Support

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.

You can’t start investing if you don’t have a brokerage account!

Once you’ve opened and funded your brokerage account, you’re ready to take the first steps to becoming a successful investor.

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Direct FX Trading Party, Ltd. (DFX) acts as a Foreign Finder to introduce non-US clients to DriveWealth, LLC equities investing accounts on a fully-disclosed basis.
DFX is compensated by DriveWealth when clients trade US equites in a live DriveWealth investing account.

One Sophisticated Platform. Multiple Ways to Diversify.

Here’s to the people who Make it All Possible!

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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.

drivewealth-logo-darkDriveWealth, LLC gives retail investors worldwide low-cost access to the US stock market. Since inception, DriveWealth’s goal has been to give everyone, everywhere the ability to build a diversified portfolio. DriveWealth will provide the equities clearing and pricing feed for the multi-asset platform, which will be hosted on the CQG One trading platform.
Direct FX LogoDirect FX Trading Pty Ltd., an Australian owned financial services entity; regulated and licensed by the Australian Regulatory Body, is one of the world’s leading foreign exchange firms, with subsidiaries and offices that conduct business worldwide. Direct FX Trading Pty Ltd. uses STP (Straight-Through-Processing) execution on its order flow giving the client direct anonymous access to its top-tier liquidity pool. The algorithms built into the back end software allows direct access to the best bid/offer available from multiple providers. This technology provide Direct FX’s clients with top-rated execution speed, seamless routing/execution, and an environment necessary to have the best opportunity to be a successful trader in the Forex market. The CQG One Multi-Asset Platform streams Direct FX’s rates, execution, and market information for its Forex and Futures feed.
KnowVera-Logo-Color-TagKnowVera, LLC utilizes leading edge technology and expert service to deliver superior market intelligence. Their proprietary algorithmic charting platform, allows traders to test and execute proven technical and quantitative trading strategies. Know Vera will provide the pattern recognition software for the CQG One platform. www.patternrecognition101.com
Direct FX Disclosures
This is not intended for the solicitation of US clients. Direct FX does not accept clients from The United States of America. Any promotional material, offers or advertisements from Direct FX are not intended for and do not apply to United States residents.Full Risk Disclosure- The information below is made available by Direct FX Trading Pty Ltd (“Direct FX”) a licensed company located in Australia (ABRN 120 189 424/ AFSL 305539). Trading of foreign exchange contracts, contracts for difference, derivatives and other investment products which are leveraged, can carry a high level of risk. These products may not be suitable for all investors. It is possible to lose more than your initial investment. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge, and financial resources. Opinions, market data, and recommendations are subject to change at any time. All funds committed should be risk capital. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. A Product Disclosure Statement (“PDS”) and a Financial Services Guide (“FSG”) are available on the company website. Please read the PDS and FSGbefore making any decision to trade Direct FX products. The risks must be understood prior to trading. Trading Forex currencies is a challenging and potentially profitable opportunity for educated and experienced investors. However, before deciding to participate in the Forex market, you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience and risk appetite. Most importantly, do not invest money you cannot afford to lose. Please be aware of the Forex risk. There is considerable exposure to risk in any off-exchange foreign exchange transaction, including, but not limited to, leverage, creditworthiness, limited regulatory protection and market volatility that may substantially affect the price, or liquidity of a currency or currency pair. Moreover, the leveraged nature of Forex trading means that any market movement will have an equally proportional effect on your deposited funds. This may work against you as well as for you. The possibility exists that you could sustain a total loss of initial margin funds and be required to deposit additional funds to maintain your position. If you fail to meet any margin requirement, your position may be liquidated and you will be responsible for any resulting. The information provided on this website should not be relied upon as a substitute for extensive independent research before making your investment decisions. Direct FX is providing this information for your general knowledge and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision based upon any information contained within. Each investment product, including foreign currencies and contracts for difference, are offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. There is Forex risk associated with utilizing an internet-based trading system including, but not limited to, the failure of hardware, software, and internet connection. Direct FX is not responsible for communication failures or delays when trading via the internet. Direct FX employs backup systems and contingency plans to minimize the possibility of system failure, and trading via telephone is always available. Any opinions, news, research, analyses, prices, or other information contained on this website are provided as general market commentary, and do not constitute investment advice. Direct FX is not liable for any loss or damage, including without limitation, any loss of profit, which may arise directly or indirectly from use of or reliance on such information. Direct FX. has taken reasonable measures to ensure the accuracy of the information on the website. The content on this website is subject to change at any time without notice. DISCLAIMER: Direct FX refers to Direct FX Trading Pty Ltd. Direct FX Trading Pty Ltd is an Australian company which is registered with ASIC, ARBN 120 189 424 and possesses Australian Financial Services License number 305539. AFS License only authorizes the licensee (Direct FX Trading PTY LTD) to carry on a financial services business in Australia, limited to providing the financial services covered by the license. The AFS License and Australian regulation only applies to the financial services provided to Australian investors only.
DriveWealth 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.

THIS IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE SOLICITATION OF US CLIENTS. DIRECT FX DOES NOT ACCEPT CLIENTS FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Foreign Exchange trading involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors.

READ FULL DISCLOSURE. DIRECTFX.COM is compensated through the bid/ask spread and/or commissions on transactions.

RISK WARNING: Trading of foreign exchange contracts, contracts for difference, derivatives and other investment products which are leveraged, can carry a high level of risk. These products may not be suitable for all investors. It is possible to lose more than your initial investment. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge, and financial resources. Opinions, market data, and recommendations are subject to change at any time. All funds committed should be risk capital. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Please read the PDS and FSG before making any decision to trade Direct Fx products. The risks must be understood prior to trading.

DISCLAIMER: Direct FX refers to Direct FX Trading Pty Ltd. Direct FX Trading Pty Ltd is an Australian company which is registered with ASIC, ACN 120 189 424 and possesses Australian Financial Services License number 305539. AFS License only authorities the licensee (Direct FX Trading PTY LTD) to carry on a financial services business in Australia, limited to providing the financial services covered by the license. The AFS license and Australian regulation only applies to the financial services provided to Australian investors only.


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