ACCESSIBILITY
TO INVEST DIRECTLY IN THE
U.S. STOCK
MARKETS

Why invest in the US Stock Markets?

Diversification of Investments

Outperformed US Stock Market in Last 5 years

Access new Growth Opportunities

Save up for overseas expenses

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onboarding

No account minimum

Invest in
Fractional shares

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competitive edge

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Simple steps to open an online account with us

Start Investing Globally

We’ve made investing in global markets (almost) as straightforward as investing locally by giving you access to the right global investing infrastructure that is compliant to regulation in India as well as in the US. Overseas investments were never this simple.

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FAQ’s

How do I invest in the US market?

Simply create your account on World Investing.

We will have your brokerage account created with DriveWealth - our US partner for clearing services. It will take 2 business days for your account to get approved, provided all your information is correct.

It takes just 3-4 minutes to fill the account opening form on https://worldinvesting.stockal.com/. You will need to upload your address and ID proofs during this process.

ID Proof – Passport

Address proof – Latest utility bill (Electricity/Water/Gas/Mobile), Latest bank statement, Mortgage receipts or Aadhaar card, reflecting complete address

It takes 2-3 business days for your account to get approved by our brokerage partner, DriveWealth, in the US. They do the KYC documentation and filing within this time frame.

There are 3 types of subscription plans available namely Basic, Silver and Gold. Their benefits are summarized below.

Features Basic Silver Gold
Annual Subscription Fee $0 $349 $399
Account Opening Fee $50 $0 $0
Commissions $10.99 per trade* $6.99 per trade** 2 cent per share
Personalized Portfolios No Yes Yes
Research & Analysis No Yes Yes
Invite-only Events and Webinars No Yes Yes
Dedicated hotline number access No No Yes
Access to Stacks (Curated portfolios) Limited Limited Full
  * upto 1099 shares and 2 cents per share thereafter ** upto 699 shares and 2 cent per share thereafter  

a. To fund your account, you will first need to add the following bank account of DriveWealth as beneficiary in your bank account and then initiate the transfer.

Bank name Silicon Valley Bank
Bank Address 3003, Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, California, USA, 95054
ABA/Routing 121140399
SWIFT Code SVBKUS6S
Beneficiary Name Drivewealth, LLC
Beneficiary Account Number 3303325726
Beneficiary Address 97 Main Street, Second Floor, Chatham, New Jersey, USA, 07928
Further Credit To Your DriveWealth Account Number
Beneficiary Contact Number +1 8004612680 (optional – only if your bank requires it)

Once the funds become available in your brokerage account, you will be able to transact in the shares/Stacks of your choice.

The stocks are owned by You through your account with Stockal and DriveWealth

The books and records are managed by DriveWealth while the stocks are held in custody by ICBC Financial Services, New York.

All you need to do is click the "Withdraw" button on your Portfolio page or inside "My Account"

You will be shown how much money is available for you to withdraw. This is the "cash" in your account - either un-invested money or generated from sales of securities you, previously, owned. You can place a withdrawal request and the money will be wired to your domestic bank account.

It takes 2-3 business days for the money to hit your account. Any request above $10,000 requires an additional email approval.

There is a $10 fee associated with withdrawals charged by the US, bank so the cash balance in your account should be at least $10 at the time of placing the withdrawal request.

There are no restrictions on the frequency of remittances.

DriveWealth, Stockal's US brokerage partner, works with Citigroup (New York) for the custody of brokerage accounts.

Your investing (brokerage) account is opened with World Investing and in the US your account is held with clearing services firm DriveWealth - regulated by FINRA and SEC. The custody of your account is held by DriveWealth one of World Investing’s custodial partners

DriveWealth is a license carrying and self-clearing broker offering brokerage services to global investors. DriveWealth is backed by Softbank Group and other leading venture capital firms in the financial services ecosystem

You global investing accounts are held by brokerage and clearing services providers. The custody of your account is managed by some of the largest banks and clearing firms in the world. If Stockal goes down, your account will still be safe and secure with them and you will be able to access it and/or move it to another brokerage firm as you please.

DriveWealth LLC, a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), will serve as the custodian for your securities account. In the event that DriveWealth LLC fails and is placed in liquidation under the Securities Investor Protection Act, securities in your brokerage account may be protected up to $500,000. For details, please see www.sipc.org

You can start investing as soon as you have money in your brokerage account.

Once your brokerage account gets approved (you will be notified), fund that account by doing a bank transfer from your domestic account. Stockal works with multiple domestic banks to make the process easy and seamless and also helps you obtain very low forex rates.

You can do all this sitting at home or office. Then it takes 2-3 business days for the transferred money to reflect in your account. You can start investing immediately afterwards

World Investing offers nearly 3,400 securities - listed on NASDAQ and NYSE - as of now. These are a mix of stocks and ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds). Almost all the marquee listed companies in the US with USD Billion+ market caps, are available

In the event of non-payment of annual renewal subscription, the account will be downgraded to Basic from Gold/Silver. All following benefits and charges will be as per Basic plan.