While most investors have traded UK stocks online, many still think that buying foreign shares is much more difficult and expensive. Brokers are partly to blame, as they are often bad at explaining exactly what they do and are fond of piling on unnecessary costs.
But if you pick the right firm, international trading is just as easy as buying British shares and only slightly more costly.
In general, headline costs for trading international stocks are in line with UK dealing costs. Trading commissions may be a bit higher, ranging from £5-£20, but there are rarely any extra account or [...]
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