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How much does it cost to invest in foreign markets?

The costs of trading overseas listed equities can be very high due to foreign exchange charges
How much does it cost to invest in foreign markets?

Under performing domestic markets should make investors look overseas

The performance of US stocks and broader global equity markets in recent years has resulted in increasing numbers of UK investors looking to invest directly in overseas markets. Hargreaves Lansdown, the UK’s largest private investor platform, has reported a 40 per cent increase in the number of people buying overseas shares during the first five months of this year compared with the same period last year. And 21 per cent of all shares bought on Hargreaves Lansdown during this period were listed on foreign exchanges, compared to 15 per cent for the whole of 2019 and only 4 per cent in 2007. interactive investor, meanwhile, reports that its customers' international trades have doubled every month, compared to the same month last year, since February. 

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