Expand your Investments abroad with foreign stocks, ADR stocks, ORDs, and international equities.

International Investing

Trade Stocks from 20+ Countries

Scottrade offers access to foreign stocks, providing customers the ability to trade international equities alongside domestic equities via one central account. Most trades are just $6.95. And, with international stock offerings from foreign companies in various sectors and industries, Scottrade’s international investing opportunities might match your strategy.

Trading Foreign Stocks

Scottrade is dedicated to providing you with advanced research and trading tools to help you manage your investments on your own terms. Find international investing opportunities or get an online quote with our stocks screener. Or start your research online with news, charts and stock information for many international stocks, available free of charge with your Scottrade account.

Trading International Stocks via American Depository Receipts (ADR)

Owning shares in foreign markets expands and diversifies investors’ stock portfolios, and can play a part in achieving a balanced financial strategy. American depository receipts, called ADRs, are receipts for shares in foreign companies that trade on the U.S. stock market. So you can buy or sell shares in companies from across the globe, and you can trade your ADR stocks from the comfort of your online trading account.

Scottrade offers ADRs for companies in over 20 countries throughout Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia Pacific. Login to your online trading account, and use the stock screener to explore ADR stocks that you can use to expand your portfolio's investments internationally.

Expanding Your Investments with Ordinary Shares (ORD)

Take your portfolio abroad. You can buy equity ownership in foreign companies through ordinary shares or ORDs. Unlike ADRs, the ordinary shares of foreign-based companies are not officially listed on U.S. market exchanges, but you can trade ORD stock or trade funds that invest in ORD stocks through your Scottrade brokerage account. Hunt for your next international investment with our stock screener when you log into your Scottrade account.

*Diversification does not assure a profit, or protect against loss, in a down market.

International investing can involve substantial risks and is not suitable for all investors. Risks include changes in currency exchange rates; political, economic and social events; potential for illiquid markets; less information; reliance on foreign legal remedies; and different market structures and operations. Investors should fully research any security or strategy before making an investment decision. Securities are subject to market fluctuation and may lose value.

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