AAII's Guide to Top Web Sites


One of the ways to increase diversification is to invest internationally. However, since the needs of the investor seeking international investments are broad, the top sites listed here provide a range of features or links to additional resources that may more closely match your interests.



Where to Find: Search for an ADR by ticker in the DR Search bar at the top right.
Great resource for screening and researching American depositary receipts (ADRs), foreign securities traded on U.S. exchanges. Search for ADRs by name, ticker, exchange, country, industry and more. The search results are displayed in a table and include country of origin, dividend payments and corporate actions. Provides charts, financials, fundamentals and earnings estimates for each ADR. Consensus recommendations are given when available, and upward and downward revisions are reported for a number of ADRs. Offers an education and guidance section on depositary receipts.

 BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts  


Where to Find: Search for depositary receipts (DR) by name, symbol or CUSIP at the top right of the home page.
Offers extensive list of sponsored and unsponsored ADRs and holding company depositary receipts (HOLDRS). Search for ADRs by region, country, industry, DR exchange and depositary. For each ADR, the website provides a DR profile as well as dividends, news and trading summary. Links are provided for further research on individual listings. Extensive DR educational resources are housed in DR University, which provides both basic and in-depth education. Free interactive charting tool. Fundamental data not as strong as that at ADR.com.

 CIA World Factbook  


Where to Find: Select a country or location from the dropdown menu.
Not a financial website, but provides extensive data on every government, country and territory in the world, offering information on history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues. The Economy Overview should be your main focus; it touches on GDP, market forces, infrastructure and long-term obstacles. A great source for background information on unfamiliar countries.