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Why Schwab

Why invest in the U.S. with Schwab?

  • We’re a trusted Fortune 500 company with over 40 years experience in the U.S. market.
  • You can trade stocks, options, ADRs, ETFs, fixed income, offshore mutual funds, and more—all with a single account.
  • Access easy-to-use tools that give you insights and help manage your portfolio.
  • Get account assistance and investment guidance from
    U.S.-licensed investment professionals.
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Trade and invest with tools designed to help you succeed.

  • Identify opportunities and make trades through our secure online platform and research tools.
  • Monitor your account and trade status anytime, anywhere.
  • Active stock traders can download StreetSmart Edge for advanced trading with interactive charting, streaming data, and more.
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Improve your investing knowledge with Schwab’s educational resources.

  • Learn more about U.S. investing topics by joining one of our live online workshops.
  • Access the latest market insights from Schwab experts to help you make more informed investing decisions.
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Low pricing, no trade minimums, and no platform fees make Schwab a great value.

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Get Started

Start investing with Schwab in four simple steps.

  1. Complete a Schwab One International Account application.
  2. Prepare the required supporting documents as described in the account application.
  3. Fund your account.
  4. Mail your completed application and documents.

Contact an investment professional at +1 415-667-8400 or email us with any questions you may have.

We're here to help.

From opening your account to choosing investments, our investment professionals are committed to helping you succeed.

Why invest in the U.S. markets?

Well established

No other financial market is as large, accessible, transparent, and liquid as the U.S. market.


Choose from over 5,000 major companies and global brands that list their shares on U.S. financial markets.

Better capitalization

The U.S. stock markets represent the biggest single concentration of wealth in history.

More liquidity

U.S. markets are still the biggest in terms of turnover—meaning there’s a very high chance of finding a buyer or seller of any particular stock at any given time.

Source: The World Federation of Exchanges

Stay connected to your U.S. investments with Schwab Mobile.

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