American Depository Receipts (ADRs)

Global Investing for International Investors via ADRs

We offer a variety of investment choices to international clients. In addition to U.S. equities, we provide access to thousands of established companies around the world through American Depositary Receipts (ADRs).


An ADR represents a certain amount of shares in a non-US company listed on a U.S. stock exchange or available in the Over The Counter market. ADRs can allow for geographical diversification, access and availability, cost effectiveness & flexibility.

ADRs in the American market enable you to invest in established companies even if they aren't based in the U.S. Schwab provides international clients access to over 2,100 established companies from over 80 countries listed in the U.S. These help you to diversify your portfolio across the globe even while focusing on the American market.

Trade more than 2,100 ADRs online at $0 commissions.1 Learn more about our fees and commissions.