I don’t remember why, but I made myself a note to check out Merck KGaA (the German company, not the US Merck).
I looked at my broker (TD Ameritrade) and found it under 2 symbols, MKKGY and MKGAF. They are both associated with the right company, but have different prices. One ticker symbol seems to be an ADR, the other not? I don’t really understand international stock trading all that well. I know Travis does it often and sometimes mentions he uses some special broker for it. I’m wondering with my regular TD Ameritrade (or alternatively an E Trade account), how should one trade international stocks, especially in a situation like this where there are 2 ticker symbols? I’m basically looking for an ‘international trading 101’ tutorial/primer. Maybe Travis wrote about that somewhere? Or some other resource? Pointers appreciated.
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