I am really new to trading and I have opened an account through commsec (mainly because I feel a small amount of comfort knowing that my everyday and saving accounts credit cards etc. are with CBA). I have read through a lot of the threads regarding commsec and their fees and I am starting to wonder whether commsec is the way to go for someone (ie. me) who is a complete novice in trading stocks. I've done some quick calculations and it seems that IF I make any profits on commsec, it will all be chewed up by the brokerage fee and conditional orders fees.
are there any other online brokers that anybody can suggest to me that I can do a little bit of reading on.
Thanks for all advice and suggestions