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The subject line of the email you send will be "Fidelity. When you sign up for international trading, most common stocks and exchange-traded funds ETFs listed in the following markets will be available to trade online:.
Other types of exchange-listed securities such as rights, warrants, or different classes of stock e. Security type availability is subject to change without notice.
Order Details International orders can be entered at any time but will only be eligible for execution during the local market hours for the security.
International orders are limited to common stocks with the following order restrictions:.
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For more on placing orders and order types, see the Trading FAQs. For illustrative purposes only. International stocks use a different symbology than domestic stocks. To quote, research, or trade international stocks, enter the stock symbol, followed by a colon: For example, the company Fiat SPA Torino in Italy would trade under symbol F: IT for its ordinary shares. In Germany, it would trade under symbol FIAT: This symbology can only be used to buy or sell stocks on the international trade ticket.
Quotes Real-time quotes 1 are available for international stocks using the Get Quote Tool along the top of Fidelity. Although the real-time primary market quote is displayed, international orders may execute on the primary exchange, or they may execute on ECNs, ATSs or regional exchanges within the market. You must have sufficient U.
These values can be found toward the top of the Trade Stocks — International Trade ticket. They are also included in the Balances and Positions pages. Once entered, international stock and currency exchange orders are displayed on the Orders page along with your domestic security orders. International stocks must be bought and sold in the same market.
For example, shares of a stock purchased in Germany could not be sold in France even though the company may trade on one or more exchanges in different markets. There are additional specifications regarding share quantities imposed by some exchanges.
These are also referred to as board lots. A board lot is the number of shares defined as a standard trading unit. All orders placed in Canada, Hong Kong, and Japan must be entered in quantities that are multiples of the board lot or standard trading unit.
Board lot sizes for Canadian exchanges Board lot sizes for orders on Canadian exchanges are determined based on the per share price of the security being traded. Board lot sizes for Hong Kong exchanges The required board lot size for Hong Kong varies by security. The current range is 50—, shares.
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Visit the HKEx to see the required board lot size for a particular security. Board lot sizes for Japanese exchanges The required board lot size for Japan varies by security. Currently, the majority of securities trading on Japanese exchanges have board lot sizes of 1, shares. To view the required board lot size for a particular security, check the website of the primary exchange on which the security trades:.
Board lot requirements are usually the same for securities listed on both the Osaka and Tokyo exchanges. Tick requirements are minimum price increments at which securities can be traded.
These increments vary by market, and are usually based on the closing price per share of the security from the previous session. All limit prices for a security must conform to the tick requirements of the market in which the security trades.
For example, the minimum tick requirement for a security trading at 60, yen on the Tokyo Stock Exchange is yen.
To place an order to buy that security, you would need to enter your limit price as an increment of , e. These limits create a price range outside of which a security may not trade on any given day. Limit prices must also fall within this range. For specific price limits for all base prices, see the table below.
As an example, suppose you want to buy a hypothetical Japanese stock—ticker XYZ—which closed on the previous trading day at 1, yen. As shown in the table below, the daily price limit for a stock with this base price is yen. This means that the maximum potential upside or downside for XYZ on the day is yen for a maximum trading range of —1, yen. As a result, your limit price for XYZ must also fall between and 1, yen.
Hong Kong exchanges To manage volatility, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange requires that all limit orders meet very specific pricing requirements. These requirements effectively set up ranges for each security within which all limit prices must fall. When entering a limit price for a Hong Kong-traded stock, there are two requirements your order will need to meet: Currency trading is when you buy and sell currency on the foreign exchange or Forex market with the intent of benefitting financially from the fluctuation in exchange rates.
Currency prices are highly volatile. Price movements for currencies are influenced by, among other things: None of these factors can be controlled by you or any individual advisor and no assurance can be given that you will not incur losses from such events.
The euro is the local currency for the following markets: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain. At the time of a trade for an international stock, you can choose to settle the trade in U. If you settle in U. If your stock trade does not fill at all or if you choose to settle in the local currency, no currency exchange will take place.
In addition to the standard market volatility that every security—whether domestic or foreign—is exposed to, your potential return can be affected by fluctuations in the foreign currency against the U. There may be additional fees or taxes charged for trading in certain markets and the list of markets and fees or taxes is subject to change without notice.
Possible additional fees or taxes include:. Hong Kong Transaction Levy: United Kingdom PTM Levy: South Africa Securities Transfer Tax: France Financial Transaction Tax: Italy Financial Transaction Tax: Currency exchange fees If you choose U. If you plan on trading regularly in a specific market, you may want to consider exchanging a certain amount of currency to avoid currency exchange fees on each trade.
Rather than settle your trades in U. A currency exchange fee would still apply to the initial currency exchange from U. The currency exchange rate is the rate at which one currency can be exchanged for another.
This is a standard used across the industry. Most of the time, the U. The only exceptions to this convention are quotes in relation to the euro EUR , the pound sterling GBP and the Australian dollar AUD.
Conversely, if you are converting USD to EUR, you would receive approximately 0.
Currency exchange rates can only be obtained by inputting the following information on the Currency Exchange ticket:. All foreign currency and international stock balances will be listed in your Positions. You can also sort by currency to display all currencies and foreign stocks with exposure to that currency.
Your foreign currencies and international stock positions will also be included in the Global Holdings section of your Fidelity account statement. Orders entered outside local market hours are queued for the next business day. With international trading, most common stocks and exchange-traded funds ETFs listed in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom are available to trade online directly in the local market.
Foreign ordinaries are shares issued by a foreign corporation that trade on a foreign exchange.
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These shares can be traded in the over-the-counter OTC market through a U. Below are characteristics, including specific fee information, related to foreign ordinary share trading.
Account requires international trading access. Requirements are non-retirement brokerage accounts. Symbols include root symbol, followed by a colon: For example, the company Fiat SPA Torino, in Italy would trade under symbol F: Orders can execute on the primary exchange, or they may also execute on ECNs, ATSs automatic trading systems or regional exchanges within the market which is determined by a local broker in each country. Commissions charged are based on the U. Please see Stocks section in the online commission schedule.
An ADR is a security that trades in the U. The ADR is created by a bank that purchases foreign stock and then issues receipts of that company in the U. Countries generally impose withholding taxes on dividends paid to foreigners.
Many countries—including the United States—offer a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for the amount withheld to avoid double taxation of these funds. Withholding tax rates may vary country to country. The United States has tax treaties in place with many countries that offer favorable rates or even exemptions from withholding tax. In general, the following tax rates may be applied to withholding:. The Canada Revenue Agency CRA allows Fidelity to automatically apply favorable withholding tax rates if all of the following conditions are met:.
If you do not meet these criteria, you may still be eligible for reduced withholding by certifying your eligibility for treaty rates, or applying for an exemption directly with the CRA. You can print or download the appropriate forms at Fidelity. Active Trader Pro Platforms SM FAQs. Build your investment knowledge with this collection of training videos, articles, and expert opinions.
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Your email address Please enter a valid email address. International Stock Trading IPOs. International Stock Trading IPOs Go. Expand all Collapse all. What stocks can I trade internationally, and on what markets? When you sign up for international trading, most common stocks and exchange-traded funds ETFs listed in the following markets will be available to trade online: International orders are limited to common stocks with the following order restrictions: Day orders only—your order will only be in effect for the trading day, which corresponds to the hours of the primary exchange on which the security trades.
Market or limit orders only Cash trades only margin not available No additional order instructions e. For illustrative purposes only International stocks use a different symbology than domestic stocks. Primary Exchanges Market Primary exchange Australia Australian Stock Exchange Austria Vienna Stock Exchange Belgium Euronext Brussels Stock Exchange Canada Toronto Stock Exchange or Ventures Stock Exchange Denmark OMX Copenhagen Finland OMX Helsinki France Euronext Paris Stock Exchange Germany Frankfurt Stock Exchange Greece Athens Stock Exchange Hong Kong Hong Kong Stock Exchange Ireland Irish Stock Exchange Italy Italian Stock Exchange Japan Tokyo Stock Exchange Mexico Mexican Stock Exchange Netherlands Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange New Zealand New Zealand Stock Exchange Norway Oslo Stock Exchange Poland Warsaw Stock Exchange Portugal Lisbon Stock Exchange Singapore Stock Exchange of Singapore South Africa JSE Limited Johannesburg Stock Exchange Spain Bolsa de Madrid Madrid Stock Exchange Sweden Stockholm Stock Exchange Switzerland Swiss Exchange United Kingdom London Stock Exchange.
For illustrative purposes only Foreign currency values are also shown on the Positions page. Osaka Securities Exchange Tokyo Stock Exchange Board lot requirements are usually the same for securities listed on both the Osaka and Tokyo exchanges. Tick Sizes Market Currency Price per share Tick increment Australia AUD 0—.
Stocks in the UK can be priced in British pounds GBP or pence. Limit orders must be entered based on the appropriate currency unit size.
Australian dollar AUD British pound GBP Canadian dollar CAD Danish krone DKK Euro EUR Hong Kong dollar HKD Japanese yen JPY Mexican peso MXN New Zealand dollar NZD Norwegian krone NOK Polish zloty PLN Singapore dollar SGD South African rand ZAR Swedish krona SEK Swiss franc CHF U. Also note that interest is not paid on foreign currency positions. The costs associated with international trading include: A commission charged on the trade that covers any clearing and settlement costs and local broker fees.
A foreign currency exchange fee if U. International trading commissions charged by market in the local currency Country Market Online rate Rep-assisted Australia AUD Possible additional fees or taxes include: Amount of currency exchange in U.
Currency exchange rates can only be obtained by inputting the following information on the Currency Exchange ticket: Quantity From currency To currency For illustrative purposes only. International stock trading Foreign ordinary share trading Account requires international trading access.
Does not require international trading access Symbols include root symbol, followed by a colon: Orders are executed by U. Orders are executed in the local currency. Orders are executed in U. Trades are settled in U. Commissions are charged by market in the local currency. A commission charged on the trade that covers any clearing and settlement costs and local broker fees Additional fees i. Foreign exchange fees are embedded in the execution price of the stock.
If your order is routed to a Canadian broker, certain additional fees may apply: Limit orders — a local broker fee is incorporated into the limit price by the Canadian broker. Market orders — a local broker fee is incorporated into the execution price. Foreign exchange fees are embedded in the execution price. ADR dividends are paid in U. An ADR fee is a fee imposed by the custodian bank of the ADR to offset the administrative costs involved in sponsoring the ADR. The transaction will show up as "Fee Charged" and will list the ADR and the amount of the fee.
For dividend-paying ADRs, the fee is often assessed at the time of the dividend. To learn more about the amount and timing of ADR fees, see the ADR's prospectus.
In general, the following tax rates may be applied to withholding: The foreign country may recognize certain account registrations—such as tax-deferred retirement accounts—to be exempt from withholding tax altogether. The foreign country may recognize certain account types to be eligible for favorable or reduced withholding rates. These are often referred to as treaty rates. If the foreign country determines that a particular distribution is ineligible for a preferential treatment, a global or unfavorable rate is applied, resulting in the maximum withholding tax rate.
The Canada Revenue Agency CRA allows Fidelity to automatically apply favorable withholding tax rates if all of the following conditions are met: The account holder is a nonresident of Canada who is either an individual who has an address in a country with which Canada has an applicable tax treaty; or a trust with a trustee who has an address in a country with which Canada has an applicable tax treaty.
Fidelity has a complete permanent address on file that is not a post office box or care of address. Fidelity has no contradictory information on our files. Fidelity has no reason to suspect the information is incorrect or misleading. More information Trading FAQs Read more FAQs about trading online at Fidelity. Active Trader Pro Platforms SM FAQs Get details on using our advanced trading tools.
Fidelity Learning Center Build your investment knowledge with this collection of training videos, articles, and expert opinions. International real-time quotes are only available for non-professional users of market data. Professional users will be limited to market data that is delayed up to 15 minutes.
Generally, you are considered a non-professional user if the following statements are true: You are acting in an individual capacity and not on behalf of any other person or any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, trust, association or other form of entity. You shall use market data in connection with your individual personal investment activities and not in connection with any trade or business activities.
You are not a securities broker-dealer, investment advisor, futures commission merchant, commodities introducing broker or commodity trading advisor, member of a securities exchange or association or futures contract market, or an owner, partner, or associated person of any of the foregoing. You are not employed by a bank or an insurance company or an affiliate of either to perform functions related to securities or commodity futures investment or trading activity.
The daily price limit is the amount a security can increase or decrease on any given day relative to its base price.
Limit prices must fall within the range permitted by the daily price limit or the order will not be accepted. When using Foreign Ordinary Share Trading to trade Canadian stocks, orders are routed to brokers in Canada and are not executed by U. Dually listed Canadian stocks may be routed to a Canadian broker or U. In all cases, the domestic stock commission schedule applies. Fidelity sends the transaction to Fidelity Forex, Inc. Fidelity serves as agent and Fidelity Forex, Inc. More favorable exchange rates may be available through third parties not affiliated with Fidelity.
Tradable only through the domestic trade ticket, Trade Stocks — Standard Session.