A good investment portfolio requires proper investment decision based on the past, present and future market trends. This calls for thorough analysis of both the industry and the individual investment in order to ascertain the portfolio’s viability and profitability. This paper therefore highlights the investors’ profiles in the USA’s capital market and considers the current capital market information of the USA to help in building an investment portfolio.
The United States Capital Market is the world’s largest capital market with seven sectors and six categories of instruments.
The main sectors or the players are: Households, fund managers, corporate managers, bankers and brokers, foreign investors, insurance executives, and government officials. The securities (securitized instruments) include corporate equities,