Investing in ADRs allows you to own companies from around the world and trade them in the U.S. market. And since ADRs are traded in U.S. dollars, you don’t need to worry about buying different currencies in order to trade foreign companies’ stocks!
To learn more about ADRs please read: https://www.finra.org/investors/insights/shopping-foreign-stocks-here-are-few-things-keep-mind
Online trading has inherent risk due to system response, execution price, speed, liquidity, market data and access times that may vary due to market conditions, system performance, market volatility, size and type of order and other factors. An investor should understand these and additional risks before trading.
Like any other investment, you should learn as much as you can about a company before you invest. Research the political, economic, and social conditions in the company’s home country so you will understand better the factors that affect the company’s financial results and stock price. You should understand that non-U.S. companies are subject to financial and other disclosure requirements that differ from those required of U.S. public companies. Except for the annual report on Form 20-F, non-U.S. companies are generally only required to disclose what is required in their home country. Any disclosure may also not be as extensive or comparable to that of U.S. public companies.