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Which live markets can I invest in with a TD Direct Investing account?

You can trade on 17 International markets with TD Direct Investing. Trade on 15 markets online and by telephone and an additional 2 by telephone only, as follows:

Region Live Markets available Market access Settlement
USA New York (NYSE)
American Stock Exchange (AMEX)
Online & Telephone T+3
Canada Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)
Venture Exchange
Online & Telephone T+3
Europe France - Paris Euronext
Belgium - Brussels Euronext
Germany - Frankfurt Xetra
Ireland - Irish Stock Exchange
Italy - Milan Stock Exchange
Netherlands - Amsterdam Euronext
Spain - Madrid
Online & Telephone T+3
(Frankfurt Xetra T + 2)
Asia/Pacific Australia Stock Exchange
Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Singapore Stock Exchange
Online & Telephone T+3
(Hong Kong T+2)
Europe SIX Swiss Exchange
Sweden - Stockholm
Telephone only T+3

International Markets Opening Hours

Market Local Time GMT BST
USA 09:30-16:00
(16:15 US Index Shares)
(21:15 US Index Shares)
Canada 09:30-16:00 14:30-21:00 N/A
France 09:00-17:35 08:00-16:35 N/A
Belgium 09:00-17:30 08:00-16:30 N/A
Germany 08:50-17:30 07:50-16:30 N/A
Italy 09:00-17:35 08:00-16:35 N/A
Netherlands 09:00-17:30 08:00-16:30 N/A
Spain 09:00-17:30 08:00-16:30 N/A
Australia 10:00-16:00 23:00-05:00 01:00-07:00
Hong Kong 09:30-16:00
(Lunch 12:00-13:00)
01:30-08:00 02:30-09:00
Singapore 09:00-17:00 01:00-09:00 02:00-10:00
Switzerland 09:00-17:30 08:00-16:30 N/A
Sweden 09:00-17:30 08:00-16:30 N/A
Ireland 08.00-16.30 08:00-16:30 N/A

United States Dealing

As part of our obligations to the US Tax Authorities – Internal Revenue Service (IRS) we are required to document all holders of US securities. Additionally, should you reside in a country that has a treaty with the US you may benefit from treaty relief in respect of dividend and interest payments.

If you wish to invest in US (United States) stocks and shares, you will need to complete the appropriate Form W-8, depending on your account type.

For further information and official guidance please visit the IRS.gov website.

Individual / Joint Trading Accounts and ISAs

W-8BEN substitute form and guidance notes

Investment Club Accounts

A UK investment club would typically be classed as a non-withholding foreign simple trust for the purposes of QI, but you should assess your own specific circumstances in conjunction with the official IRS instructions.

Please download and complete the forms below. Please ensure you read the Instructions prior to completion.

W-8IMY form

W-8IMY instruction form

Withholding Statement

Per member

In addition to the W-8IMY and Withholding Statement, investment clubs are required to complete a W-8BEN form per individual member. Please ensure you read the guidance notes prior to completion.

W-8BEN substitute form and guidance notes

Company Accounts

W-8BEN form

W-8BEN instruction form

Other Account Types

For all other account types please email us:

Email us

Please return your completed form(s) to:

TD Direct Investing (Europe) Limited
Exchange Court
Duncombe Street

Start Investing in International Stocks

TD offers a range of accounts which can be used to trade on international exchanges:


  • The value of your investments can go down as well as up. You may not get back all the funds that you invest.
  • INTERNATIONAL TRADING: Foreign markets will involve different risks from the UK markets. In some cases the risks will be greater.
  • The potential for profit or loss from transactions on international markets or in foreign denominated currencies will be affected by fluctuations in exchange rates.
  • Performance of investment products is not guaranteed and the value of your investment may go down as well as up and you may not get back all that you invest.
  • If you are unsure about any aspects of the features or risks of these products, you should obtain advice from a qualified financial adviser.
  • International Trading Markets available and their opening.
  • TAX EFFICIENT PRODUCTS: Please note the tax treatment of these products depends on the individual circumstances of each customer and may be subject to change in future.