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What is an ADR (American Depository Receipt) and how do I identify it?
What is an ADR (American Depository Receipt) and how do I identify it?

Check out all the info about ADRs (American Depository Receipt).

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What is an ADR?


An American Depository Receipt (ADR) is a type of investment instrument issued by a US financial institution that represents shares of a non-US company. It provides US stock exchange investors with access to publicly traded companies on foreign exchanges.

ADRs are traded on the US exchanges (NYSE and NASDAQ) during US trading hours and, like regular shares, pay dividends.

You can trade 160+ ADRs on Shares.

How do I identify an ADR in Shares?

You can identify an ADR by asset type on the instrument details page. If you click on any stock to open its details page, an ADR tag

will appear beneath the About section if the stock is an ADR.

Alternatively, on the Explore screen, you can locate all of the ADRs (over 160) available in Shares in the Global Stocks collection. When you click on the collection, you can sort the ADRs for improved visibility using the following criteria:

- A-Z: ADRs are alphabetically ordered by default.

- Performance: The percentage change of the ADR over a one-day time frame.

- Market capitalization: The total value of the company.

You can also use the following filters in the Collection, to help you narrow down the results: Performance, Market cap, Sectors, Dividend yield.

If you can't find the ADRs you're looking for in Shares, you can request them by following the steps provided in the How to request an asset? article. We review and evaluate asset requests on a regular basis.

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