Schwab offers a comprehensive solution for your global investing needs including equity trading in over 30 foreign markets, research from Schwab and third-party experts, and professional support. Our team is available between 5:30 pm ET Sunday and 5:30 pm ET Friday.
Global securities provide access to established and emerging economies having different growth prospects and economic drivers than that of the United States.
Non-U.S. Market Performance
Performance of international markets can and have, at times, exceeded that of the United States. Schwab global investing resources can help you research and identify potential investment opportunities.
Expanding World Market
Non-U.S. markets comprise a greater percentage of worldwide market capitalization than ever before. Non-U.S. markets are likely to continue to grow in importance as economies mature and new companies come public.
Global investments can provide exposure to an asset class that may move differently than U.S. holdings, potentially lowering the overall risk of a portfolio.
See how U.S. and international stocks have performed over time.
Currency Exchange Effects
U.S. stocks can be impacted by the value of the dollar relative to currencies of other countries. Investing in stocks from other countries can provide a layer of diversification from the U.S. dollar.
International investments involve additional risks, which include differences in financial accounting standards, currency fluctuations, geopolitical risk, foreign taxes and regulations, and the potential for illiquid markets.
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Determine which account type best meets your global investing needs.
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- Download a brochure that includes available markets and pricing.
- Speak with a Global Investing Services representative at 800-992-4685 between 5:30 pm ET Sunday and 5:30 pm ET Friday