I'm planning on getting set up with a few trading platforms (Westpac, Commsec, Etrade and Bell Direct) to test them all out. Number 1 is Westpac - and so far I have encountered a few problems - (thanks kam75 for putting me in the trail). First, if I am reading the site correctly you cannot order a stop loss when you enter a position, but have to enter the position and then navigate to the conditional order tab and set it up there. Am I right on this? If so this seems pretty inconvenient to me. Second, when they send that SL order to the market it goes through at limit, which presents the possibility of my shares not selling to anyone and me being stuck with them.
So, to the pros and those with more experience of Westpac: am I right in these assumptions, and if so are there ways round them, or should I just set up with another online broker with a better website??
Once again, thanks to all who take the time to read this and help me out.