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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


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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.



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Open a new account and transfer up to $20,000 via ACATS to earn a 1.5% cash rewards match or deposit $1,000 or more to get 15 fractional shares.
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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.



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Copy crypto picks from top traders
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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

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Matt Miczulski

Matt Miczulski is an investments editor at Finder. With over 450 bylines, Matt dissects and reviews brokers and investing platforms to expose perks and pain points, explores investment products and concepts and covers market news, making investing more accessible and helping readers to make informed financial decisions. Before joining Finder in 2021, Matt covered everything from finance news and banking to debt and travel for FinanceBuzz. His expertise and analysis on investing and other financial topics has been featured on CBS, MSN, Best Company and Consolidated Credit, among others. Matt holds a BA in history from William Paterson University. See full profile

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