To buy or sell stocks, bonds, futures, options or other securities, you need to place an order through a third party that can transact business with the exchange where the security is traded. The primary option would be to find a broker, investment advisor or exchange member that is authorized to place trades on a North American exchange.
A stock broker or commodity broker could be local to where the exchange is located, outside of the country where the exchange is located or it could even be an online trading platform. Dependent upon where you want to invest, it may be challenging to understand your trading options so it is helpful to utilize a broker listing resource to know what your best options may be.
Our broker listing resource is country specific to where the exchange is located. There are brokers, investment advisors and trading platform options for North American exchanges in the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States.
To learn more about which brokers have the ability to trade in each country, click on a country link above to begin your search.
Three of the largest economies in the world are in North America. The United States, Canada and Mexico, each with over $1 trillion in gross domestic product (GDP), represent more than $21 trillion combined. Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to North America, which reached an all-time high in 2016, appear to be slowing as multinationals are taking a cautious approach in the face of political and policy uncertainty.
The United States economic outlook is healthy according to key economic indicators. The most critical indicator is GDP. The GDP growth rate is expected to remain between 2 percent and 3 percent, which is considered an ideal range. The United States was the largest recipient of FDI in 2016, attracting $391 billion in inflows.
The Canadian economy received a compliment from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), who said the country is expected to lead the G7 for growth in 2017. It was released in their World Economic Outlook Update. Canada has benefited from strong population growth, more jobs, and a stabilization of oil prices.
The Mexican economy has benefitted from open borders, foreign direct investment inflows and integration in global value chains. After decelerating in late 2016, the pace of economic activity is projected to improve, mainly reflecting stronger exports.