This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Three Foreign Stock Plays on U.S. Soil

Sometimes finding a winning foreign stock is as simple as reciting "A ... D ... R."

An ADR, short for American depositary receipt, offers U.S. investors the opportunity to diversify into international markets without the bother of purchasing shares on overseas exchanges. ADRs are issued by U.S. banks that hold actual shares of a foreign company's stock.

Every day, hundreds of major overseas-based companies -- including mega-cap names such as BP (BP - Get Report), Sony (SNE - Get Report) and Toyota (TM - Get Report) -- see their shares traded as ADRs on U.S. stock markets.

"It's easier to purchase ADRs than to shop on local exchanges," says Mark Coffelt, portfolio manager for the $75 million (EMCAX) fund. "You don't have to deal with currencies or foreign intermediaries, and there is more than enough of a selection to choose from, with over 800 ADRs on the NYSE alone."

Coffelt can be considered an expert on buying foreign stocks without ever leaving home. More than 60% of his go-anywhere, multi-cap fund is composed of ADRs, and it's a strategy that has served him especially well over the past five years as international stocks have soared past their U.S. counterparts. Coffelt's fund is up 13.7% year to date, over 4.5 percentage points more than the S&P 500, and the fund is up 22.6% annually over the past five years, besting the index by 8.3% per year on average.
1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
DELL $0.00 0.00%
BP $35.96 0.00%
KEP $21.19 0.00%
PKX $39.90 0.00%
SNE $26.60 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,084.49 +33.74 0.20%
S&P 500 2,014.89 +15.91 0.80%
NASDAQ 4,830.47 +19.6820 0.41%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs