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Questor: we have recommended many overseas stocks but which brokers sell them?

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Many brokers deal in shares listed in European markets such as Italy Credit: Buena Vista Images/Digital Vision 

Questor share tip: if you want to trade in foreign shares, here are the brokers you can use and the complexities you’ll need to navigate

Overseas stocks and investment trusts have featured heavily in Questor in recent weeks so today we go into more detail about which brokers offer these shares and how much they charge, as their services vary widely.

Hargreaves Lansdown, the dominant player, offers access to the American and Canadian markets, as well as the major European exchanges. The dealing fee is £11.95 (unless you are a very frequent trader), but you also have to pay a commission on the foreign exchange transaction involved. This charge is 1pc for amounts up to £5,000, then falls on a...

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