Finder makes money from featured partners, but editorial opinions are our own. Advertiser disclosure

Online brokers for non-US residents

Top online brokers for international audiences offer global market access, low fees and numerous investment options.

Non-US residents looking to trade and invest using a US broker have some options, but not all US brokers are available. Even brokers that accept non-US residents may limit that countries that can access its services.

Here are the top online US brokers available to non-US residents and what you need to know to sign up for an account.

Interactive Brokers

4.3
★★★★★

Finder score

Trade in international markets multiple ways with Interactive Brokers. Access more than 90 stock markets worldwide including the London Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange through the user-friendly IBKR GlobalTrader mobile platform. Or turn to IBKR's flagship desktop platform, Trader Workstation, to trade stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds on over 150 markets worldwide.

Trade assets in another country's currency and leverage IBKR's FXTrader to trade currency markets with over 100 currency pairs. Meanwhile, IBKR GlobalAnalyst, a tool to analyze valuation metrics, makes it easy to screen for stocks around the world.

Moomoo

4.7
★★★★★

Finder score

In addition to trading in the US market, Moomoo offers international investing in Hong Kong stocks and China A-shares. Though its global access is limited, Moomoo offers the lowest average foreign trade fee per order.

Traders and investors looking to tap into Asian markets can do so with Moomoo's pro-level desktop and mobile trading platforms.

eToro

4.2
★★★★★

Finder score

eToro's app doesn't skimp on features. TipRanks-powered analyst ratings and price targets, hedge fund activity, insider transactions and advanced charts, all on an easy-to-use interface.

But its eToro's unique blend of cutting-edge technology and social networking that helped it popularize social investing and foster a dynamic community of traders and investors. Specifically, CopyTrader. CopyTrader lets you leverage the expertise of other eToro users by automatically tracking and replicating their crypto trades in your portfolio, and get paid when others copy you. While CopyTrader is currently only available for crypto, it's a defining feature of the platform.

How to buy stocks online in 5 easy steps

  1. Choose an online stock trading platform. Choose a broker available in your country.
  2. Sign up for an account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  3. Set up a funding method to pay for the transaction. Deposit funds into your account by linking your banking information.
  4. Choose the stocks you want to buy. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol.
  5. Place your order. Buy the stock. It’s that simple.

What should you look for when choosing a broker?

The best broker for you will depend on whether you’re a beginner or an experienced trader, where you want to invest and the trading features you’re looking for. With this in mind, consider the following factors when comparing your options.

  • Available markets
  • Trading fees
  • Miscellaneous fees
  • Ease of use
  • Account types
  • Tradable assets
  • Research and analysis tools
  • Educational resources
  • Customer support
  • User reviews

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

Finder.com provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and finder.com Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on finder.com are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Go to site