Fidelity Investments® today announced it extends its leadership in international investing by offering investors eight additional countries and three additional currencies in its online international investing platform1. This expanded platform can make it faster and easier to trade international stocks and exchange foreign currencies in 25 of the world’s largest and most popular markets. The new foreign markets and currencies will be available by year end.
The new countries and currencies (in bold) are:
- Austria; Euro (EUR)
- Denmark; Krone (DKK)
- Finland; Euro (EUR)
- Greece; Euro (EUR)
- Ireland; Euro (EUR)
- Poland; Zloty (PLN)
- South Africa; Rand (ZAR)
- Spain; Euro (EUR)
Fidelity’s online international investing platform, which launched in October 2009, is one of the industry’s most comprehensive suites of international investing options. In addition to direct access to foreign markets and currencies, Fidelity customers also can benefit from the more than 1,400 mutual funds and 250 ETFs with international securities exposure available on Fidelity.com/InternationalTrading.
All Fidelity customers have access to third-party research, news and real-time market data and quotes for foreign currency and international equities on the International Trading research page on Fidelity.com. They also have the choice to settle trades in U.S. dollars or the local currency, all from their existing brokerage account.
“Since launching international trading in 2009, Fidelity has continued to expand our international product offering in order to provide our customers with continued opportunities to diversify their portfolio with the most comprehensive set of countries and currencies among major online brokerage firms,” said James C. Burton, president of Fidelity’s retail brokerage business.
The new countries will join the 17 currently available on Fidelity’s brokerage platform: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The new currencies will join the thirteen currently available: Australian Dollar, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Euro, Hong Kong Dollar, Japanese Yen, Mexican Peso, New Zealand Dollar, Norwegian Krone, Singapore Dollar, Swedish Krona, Swiss Franc and U.S. Dollar.
Fidelity has a robust offering for clearing, custody and family office clients providing equity and FOREX trading with access to 46 countries and local settlement in 20 currencies2.
For investors who want additional assistance, Fidelity provides phone access to international trading representatives virtually 24 hours a day, six days a week (1-800-FIDELITY). Additionally, Fidelity offers the Fidelity Learning Center, an online interactive learning tool that provides education on trading and investment strategies, including an international trading video module available at https://www.fidelity.com/learning-center/trading/international-trading-video.
About Fidelity Investments
Fidelity Investments is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of $3.7 trillion, including managed assets of $1.6 trillion, as of July 31, 2012. Founded in 1946, the firm is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and many other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions, as well as through 5,000 financial intermediary firms. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit www.fidelity.com.
Before investing, consider the funds’ investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss.
Foreign investments involve greater risks than U.S. investments, including political and economic risks and the risk of currency fluctuations, all of which may be magnified in emerging markets.
The risk of loss in trading foreign currency can be substantial and may be magnified if trading on margin. You should therefore carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your financial condition, risk tolerance and understanding of foreign markets. These risks include foreign currency risk and liquidation risk.
ETFs may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV and are subject to the market fluctuations of their underlying investments.
Please see the International Trading Supplement (PDF) for additional important information.
Currency exchanges are completed on behalf of Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC by Fidelity FOREX, Inc., a Fidelity affiliate and may include a mark-up. More favorable exchange rates may be available through third parties not affiliated with Fidelity.
System availability and response times may be subject to market conditions.
Canadian clearing and custody services are provided by Fidelity Clearing Canada ULC. Fidelity Clearing Canada ULC, National Financial Services LLC and Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC are affiliates.
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1 International trading may only be conducted in non-retirement accounts. International stock trades are restricted to Day Orders only; trades must be Market or Limit Orders; trades must be cash only – not margin; short sales are not permitted; international stocks must be bought and sold in the same country.
2 Fidelity’s broker/dealer and advisor clients can access the following markets and currencies through National Financial: 46 COUNTRIES: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Ghana, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Venezuela 20 CURRENCIES: Australian Dollar, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Czech Koruna, Danish Krone, European Euro, Israeli Shekel, Japanese Yen, Hong Kong Dollar, Hungarian Forint, Mexican Peso, New Zealand Dollar, Norwegian Kroner, Polish Zloty, Singapore Dollar, South African Rand, Swedish Krona, Swiss Franc, Turkish Lire, United States Dollar
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