you can invest in stocks through licensed brokers . they will charge you a commission fee for letting you into the market . some charge a flat fee, some have a percentage .

let’s look at some brokers in two countries – india and usa , for other countries , please consult a financial advisor .

almost all countries have a stock market , don’t miss out on the greatest wealth builder of all times .

follow the simple mantra : learn to live on less , save and invest . live debt free . when you are in debt , you are like a slave .

india ( in no particular order )

  • zerodha
  • sharekhan
  • axisbank
  • kotak mahindra bank
  • angel broking
  • motilal oswal

usa ( in no particular order )

  • e trade
  • charles schwab
  • td ameritrade
  • robinhood
  • fidelity
  • t rowe price

due to the competitive nature of the brokerages , a lot of them are offering zero brokerage trades as of now in the usa and there have been some recent mergers as well .

if you are living in india and would like to invest in the stocks in usa , you can check out vested.co.in

for vested :

  • there is a wire transfer fee : IN ( INR 750 – 1500 ) and OUT : ( usd 11 )
  • you have to do a KYC ( Know Your Customer )
  • there is an INR 399 account opening fee.
  • for the KYC , you need the PAN Card and Address proof ( aadhaar card or bank statement for three months ) .
  • it takes 3 – 5 days for approval

as for the taxes , there are long term ( >= 24 months) and short term ( < 24 months ) capital gains gains tax , the figures for long term is 20 % or so .

zerodha recently announced plans to start investing in usa stocks for india citizens as well , but this will take some time.

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