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Use the Schwab Global Account™ to trade stocks directly online through Schwab in top foreign markets, or trade in over 301 countries using Schwab’s Global Investing Services. All with extensive research, commentary, and support.


Schwab offers a variety of online trading solutions for your global trading strategy.

Schwab Global Account

Trade stocks directly online through Schwab in 12 of the top-traded foreign markets in their local currencies. Also get real-time quotes2 during foreign market hours. Now you can act on foreign market moves when and where they happen. Learn more about the Schwab Global Account or call 800-992-4685.

Schwab Global Account
See how the Schwab Global Account opens up a world of opportunities.

Looking to trade foreign equities in a Schwab brokerage account? Choose from a number of available products:

ADRs and Foreign OTC Stocks

Trade foreign securities during U.S. market hours using American Depository Receipts (ADRs) and the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) market.

International Mutual Funds and Index ETFs

Choose from a wide variety of international mutual funds and international ETFs from Schwab and third parties.


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The Schwab Global Account is restricted to certain account types. Only U.S. citizens/U.S. residents are eligible.

International investments involve additional risks, which include differences in financial account standards, currency fluctuations, geopolitical risk, foreign taxes and regulations, and the potential for illiquid markets. Companies whose stocks trade on foreign exchanges and markets are not subject to the same accounting, regulatory, and reporting requirements as stocks that trade on U.S. exchanges. Investing in emerging markets may accentuate these risks. Most of the securities rated by Schwab Equity Ratings International ("SERI" or the "Ratings") are not registered for purchase or sale in the United States. As a result, although you may use the Ratings to make your own self-directed investment decisions and place your order through Schwab, neither Schwab nor any of its representatives are able to recommend specific foreign equities for purchase other than certain American Depository Receipts listed on US exchanges, which must meet additional criteria to be recommended to you. Schwab and its representatives may recommend the sale or continued holding of any foreign equity, including US ADRs, foreign equities traded in the US Over-the-Counter market, and foreign equities traded on a foreign securities exchange.

Important Disclosures about Schwab Equity Ratings International

Using Schwab Equity Ratings International with Country Risk Levels

Important Disclosures about The Economist Intelligence Country Risk Level

Investors should carefully consider information contained in the prospectus, including investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. You can request a prospectus by calling Schwab at 800-435-4000. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.