2 min read.Updated: 27 Jul 2021, 09:47 AM ISTLivemint
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has the largest holding in Apple in terms of market value. The investor has more than tripled his money on Apple in the past three years
Veteran investor Warren Buffett, the Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathway is one of the most successful investors of all time. His investment strategy, advices and portfolio are closely watched by the market participants across the world. Buffett's net worth is over $101.2 billion, as per Forbes real-time data.
Buffett runs Berkshire Hathaway, which owns more than 60 companies. Berkshire Hathaway has the largest holding in Apple in terms of market value. The investor has more than tripled his money on the i-phone maker stock in the past three years. He has also stakes in Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase and his other largest holdings include American Express, Coco-Cola to name a few. His holding stocks like Apple, Bank of America have gained nearly 60% in the past one year.
With the increased Indian investors' interest to invest in the US stocks, especially the big tech giants or so called FAANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google) many online investing platforms have started offering integrated platforms for domestic, global stocks, mutual funds through which one can trade in stocks and listed ETFs on the leading US stock markets.
Stockal is well-known to allow investors from India & Middle East invest in the US listed companies. The global investing platform also has tie ups with many Indian digital stock broking, mutual fund platforms to offer such services.
Recently, digital wealth management service, Scripbox, which is already offering US equity-based mutual funds on its platform, had announced that it is enabling direct US stock investment on its platform in partnership with Stockal. The new service allows users to invest in stocks of leading global companies listed on the US exchanges, along with index exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
Last year, securities firm Emkay Global Financial Services also tied up with Stockal to help its clients to invest in US-listed stocks and securities.
Fintech firm Cube Wealth and Stockal also formed a similar partnership in November 2019. Also, online mutual fund and stock broking platform Kuvera in pact with US SEC registered financial adviser Vested offers such services on its app.
International/global mutual funds are also a popular source for investors to get exposure to foreign companies and economies as it invests in the equity, equity related instruments and debt securities of entities listed outside India that many Indian asset management companies (AMCs) offer. Some global funds invest in domestic as well as international markets, some in certain themes, while some are fund of funds (FoFs) under this category.
Under the Reserve Bank of India’s liberalized remittance scheme (LRS), Indians can invest up to $250,000 in global stocks and bonds in a year.
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