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Fidelity® Grows Its International Trading Leadership by Adding 8 New Countries and 3 Currencies to Its Online Trading Platform
From an Existing Brokerage Account, Fidelity Customers Gain Access to 25 Total Foreign Markets and 16 Total CurrenciesBOSTON – Fidelity Investments® today announced it extends its leadership in international investing by offering investors eight additional countries and three additional currencies in its online international investing platform1. This expanded platform can make it faster and easier to trade international stocks and exchange foreign currencies in 25 of the world’s largest and most popular markets. The new foreign markets and currencies will be available by year end.
The new countries and currencies (in bold) are:
• Austria; Euro (EUR)
• Denmark; Krone (DKK)
• Finland; Euro (EUR)
• Greece; Euro (EUR)
• Ireland; Euro (EUR)
• Poland; Zloty (PLN)
• South Africa; Rand (ZAR)
• Spain; Euro (EUR)
Fidelity’s online international investing platform, which launched in October 2009, is one of the industry’s most comprehensive suites of international investing options. In addition to direct access to foreign markets and currencies, Fidelity customers also can benefit from the more than 1,400 mutual funds and 250 ETFs with international securities exposure available on Fidelity.com/InternationalTrading.
All Fidelity customers have access to third-party research, news and real-time market data and quotes for foreign currency and international equities on the International Trading research page on Fidelity.com. They also have the choice to settle trades in U.S. dollars or the local currency, all from their existing brokerage account.
“Since launching international trading in 2009, Fidelity has continued to expand our international product offering in order to provide our customers with continued opportunities to diversify their portfolio with the most comprehensive set of countries and currencies among major online brokerage firms,” said James C. Burton, president of Fidelity’s retail brokerage business.
The new countries will join the 17 currently available on Fidelity’s brokerage platform: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The new currencies will join the thirteen currently available: Australian Dollar, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Euro, Hong Kong Dollar, Japanese Yen, Mexican Peso, New Zealand Dollar, Norwegian Krone, Singapore Dollar, Swedish Krona, Swiss Franc and U.S. Dollar.
Fidelity has a robust offering for clearing, custody and family office clients providing equity and FOREX trading with access to 46 countries and local settlement in 20 currencies2.
For investors who want additional assistance, Fidelity provides phone access to international trading representatives virtually 24 hours a day, six days a week (1-800-FIDELITY). Additionally, Fidelity offers the Fidelity Learning Center, an online interactive learning tool that provides education on trading and investment strategies, including an international trading video module available at https://www.fidelity.com/learning-center/trading/international-trading-video.
About Fidelity Investments
Fidelity Investments is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of $3.7 trillion, including managed assets of $1.6 trillion, as of July 31, 2012. Founded in 1946, the firm is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and many other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions, as well as through 5,000 financial intermediary firms. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit www.fidelity.com.
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