hi all I've just recently discovered this forum and what a timely discovery! I've spent the past few days reading some of the threads posted here and there seems to be a lot of wise and helpful people on this forum. I'm hoping you guys are willing to help out a newbie on a simple question. I've just setup a new account with optionsxpress australia so that I can purchase some US shares and I was wondering how i go out depositing funds. I looked through the faqs and it seems to me what wire transfer is similar to direct deposit? I bank with HSBC and it seems like the the info I've been given from the optionxpress website doesn't fit with the information i need to fill in on the HSBC transfer page. Maybe who uses optionxpress can help me out?