As markets become more globalized and economies become more entwined, it's impossible to ignore the importance of investing in international stocks. Mutual funds, index funds, and ETFs have all combined to make your international choices simpler, quicker, and in many cases, more efficient.

But for many of you, investing in a passive index fund just isn't enough because you're interested in country-specific stocks. You want to invest in companies on the ground -- not in a basket of companies in a mutual fund. Maybe you want direct exposure to Chinese small caps, Spanish communications, or German banking -- and this is where you'll find it.

In a country-by-country rundown, we're taking a tour across the globe finding out which foreign stocks are traded on major U.S. indices. Hopefully it will get your engine going.

In today's article, we'll be taking a look at four companies whose headquarters are based in Germany, as well as a closed-end mutual fund that focuses on German stocks:



Market Cap
(in Millions)

Recent Price


Application Software



Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB)

Foreign Banking



New Germany Fund (NYSE: GF)

Financial – Closed End Fund



Siemens (NYSE: SI)




Aixtron (Nasdaq: AIXG)

Semiconductor Equipment



*Does not include stocks with a market cap below $100 million.

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