How to Buy International Stocks

Europe and America offers UK investors plenty of opportunities for profit. We explain how you can invest in non-domestic stocks and outline the risks involved

Hargreaves Lansdown 9 September, 2014 | 12:50AM

This article is part of Morningstar's "Perspectives" series, written by third-party contributors. Here, in a specially commissioned piece, Danny Cox of Hargreaves Lansdown explains how UK investors can buy overseas-listed stocks.

Apple (AAPL), Twitter (TWTR) and Facebook (FB) are all companies with household names whose shares are all listed on overseas stock exchanges. However that doesn’t prevent UK investors from buying shares in these and other overseas companies.

An overseas share dealing service allows investors to buy and sell thousands of American, European and Canadian shares online, by telephone or by post, just like UK shares. The account is easy to set up: the investor simply opens an account with a UK stockbroker offering this service either online or over the telephone, makes a deposit via a debit card or cheque, and then, once funds have cleared, they are ready to trade.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Apple Inc111.05 USD0.88
Facebook Inc A253.01 USD1.96
Twitter Inc42.23 USD5.84

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Hargreaves Lansdown  Hargreaves Lansdown is a financial services company based in Bristol that sells funds and shares and related products via its website and through the post to retail investors in the United Kingdom.

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