Australian (ASX) Stock Market Forum


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    Any broker for US extended hours trading?

    Hi all. I am fairly new to the stock market and was wondering, If I wanted to trade U.S stocks during extended trading hours, what brokers can I do this with ?
  2. Dominover

    ASX Equity Research/Broker Reports?

    Just wondering if anyone ever looks at the free ASX equity research reports / broker reports. I regularly get them emailed to me just from subscribing. I may have missed a point here, but why are they issuing free reports and why do they choose the companies they choose for free reports? Is...
  3. Linus van Pelt

    Deciding on a broker

    Hi, Sorry if this is a FAQ. I did Google and search this forum at length before posting. If I missed the answer to my below question(s) feel free to just post a link and say "DYOR" :) I'm new to share investing/trading and need to decide on a broker. My bank is Westpac. A bit unhappy with...
  4. B

    Is Interactive Brokers still the best broker to use?

    Hi Everyone, Sorry if this has been asked lately but is interactive brokers still the best broker to use? I know there where posts from years ago saying it was but I can't find anything to see if this info is still current? I'm using Nabtrade at the moment and it is more down than up, plus last...
  5. Baliem12

    Brokers for beginner

    hi everyone. iam new here so any advise helps. i have been investing long only using Commsec platform. i'm now really interested in trading options and may Forex futures as well. can anyone recommend a broker which has the easiest screener/interface. there are so many out there. Plus500 CMC...
  6. J

    Cheapest Broker for Options, FX, US Indices, Gold

    Beginner Options Trader looking for best options broker for Australian residents. Are there any negative tax implications if I use a US or international Broker? Intending about 10 small trades a month, high return, high risk NTM options. Options will have daily, weekly or monthly expiries. I...
  7. K

    Type of Account needed for short selling trades

    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has any advise on what type of account i would need to open to execute both Long and Short share trades? I've seen CFD accounts, but dont want to utilise a margin, just want to use my own money but to be able to make short share trades as well as long share trades...
  8. T

    Funding + Broker advice

    Hi I want to trade minimal size possible on the ASX, what are some good brokers out there and what is the minimum funding that I would require?
  9. T

    Finding a broker

    Im interested in trading stock CFDs, are there any reputable brokers? I hear a lot about sketchy thing with CFDs but dont have the money to put up for a stock broking account.
  10. S

    Brokerage fees when swing/day trading in Australia

    Hi there, My name's Kyle and I'm a 19 year old university student. I'm new to the whole trading scene and have been researching for the last few weeks/month and have decided swing trading (day to week trading) suits my lifestyle best. I've began practicing my trades on the ASX game and have...
  11. K

    Most competitive margin broker?

    Hi All, It appears many of us have been stung by IB's migration from IB US LLC to IB Australia and the associated loss of margin trading for non wholesale investors. As a key part of my strategy is to trade on margin, e.g. 1 : 1.6 leverage, I was curious to see which brokers offer the most...
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    How do I buy stocks directly without a broker?

    Guys, I couldn't find a specific answer about it, so I opened a new thread. Yes, I know what Chess sponsored is but couldn't find much info about SRN. How I do buy shares without a broker? Is there any catchy? I'm talking about domestic investment – ASX listing. Cheers!
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    Trader Workstation - days in trade column?

    Interactive Brokers - using trader workstation Can I add a "days in trade" column and/or is there another way to track performance per days? so I can track if a stock is not really doing anything, treading water so I can get out and put funds elsewhere? Also buying IPO and using my issued...
  14. S

    Day Trading Idea & Broker Question

    Hi All, Please help JuniorR out with some responses. JuniorR contacted me via PM after interacting with me in this thread here Note: Naturally...I have asked for and received JuniorR's permission to post our PM...I would never post a PM in the forum, otherwise! And also: Here is my...
  15. So_Cynical

    SWF - SelfWealth Limited

    Floated in late 2017 at 20c per share and has traded under that price ever since, the % growth in revenue and clients is somewhat spectacular however they need it to be even more spectacular as they burn over a million dollars per quarter and only have 5 million in the bank. SelfWealth has the...
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    Is it poor risk management practice to use only one broker?

    I am a happy customer of Interactive Brokers. IBKR is my only broker because I cannot find a better alternative for investing in international stocks. Do members here think it is a bad risk management practice to use only one broker? How do you mitigate this single-point-of-failure risk?
  17. N

    Bitcoin broker

    newbie here, never invested before. hearing bitcoin might hit 1 mil in a few years... what's a trustworthy broker? i looked at plus500 but people say its a scam, i heard cmc markets is trustworthy but it doesn't do bitcoin. really have no idea. i would prefer a flat commission fee rather than...
  18. L

    Do any brokers allow selling US options in a SMSF?

    Hello, Just wondering if anyone knows of a broker who allows selling US index options in a SMSF account (corporate trustee)? I was setting up an account with Interactive Brokers but then found out you can only buy options, not sell them if the account is set up for a SMSF. I mainly trade iron...
  19. jjbinks

    Reducing mail from ASX/CHESS/broker

    Hi Guys, Last time I traded shares now about 4 years ago I got way to many letters re each sell/buy/dividend etc. I am wondering if there is a way to minimise these letters. My broker was commsec looking at something cheaper for brokerage. Thanks
  20. D

    Share Trading Account?

    I'm looking to open a share trading account for ONLINE trading... Was looking at Comsec or CMC markets. Basically I will open an account with them and put money in it. I don't care if they don't pay any interest though that would be a bonus. I will trade infrequently so I would assume I will...