dont know if you ever traded internationally?
I trade in the US as well and with Interactive Brokers I pay 1/2 cent for the higher priced companies.
So you buy 1,000 shares @ $ 50 each = $ 50,000 for the pricely sum of $ 5 in brokerage.
Their platform is state of the art with life quotes and more than 30 different order types.
You pay no platform/quotes fees.
For lower priced equities Choicetrade is a good choice @ $5
a pop, no matter the value of your order (1 million is still $5)
And we come down to Oz.
Brokerage is around $ 25, but only up to say $ 25,000 per order. And do you want our latest sophisticated tool, the stop loss? That`s only an extra $10-$15 thank you.
Lets not talk about the platform - basic, basic, basic.
I got to be behind my computer most of the time, because there`s nothing serious to protect my trades.
At IB I could place a buy order, a stop loss order and a trailing stop all in the one - set and forget.
And I didn`t have to pay any extra for that.
Wonder how we can shake up those buggers