One day you might be able to trade foreign exchange traded funds (ETFs) online. Greg Morocroft of MarketWatch reports that as retail-investor demand for diversification, and access to more technology increases, E-Trade Financial Corp. unveiled a new service that will allow U.S. customers online access to trading in 6 major stock markets outside the country. E-Trade’s new service, called E-Trade Global Trading, will provide access to trading during local exchange hours on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Euronext Paris, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and the London Stock Exchange. This service is aimed to provide more direct share ownership in international markets.

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