Australian (ASX) Stock Market Forum


  1. R

    Commsec Options Trading Test

    Hello, I currently have a Commec account and am now applying to have a Level 2 Options trading account so I can start to sell covered calls. Commsec requires that you complete a 10 question test first before being approved. I am sure I have completed it correctly but it is saying I have...
  2. C

    Commsec Starter

    I have signed up with Commsec today and have just been looking through everything. I just have a couple of questions. . . 1) with expiry time (after times expired and order is cancelled.) Do you get you base money back? 2) how do you know when to pull stock? I am so new to this I would love...
  3. Huntsman

    Need to find new broker to buy US put options - Commsec has discontinued this

    I have been buying cheap puts on a US public company that is sure to crash next week/month/year/sometime. All of a sudden CommSec says it will no longer allow trade in these options. Anybody point me towards a broker that can help me??
  4. G

    Tax on Trust or Minor stock trading account?

    Hi I am planning to open comsec trust/minor account to buy some shares which I am planning to transfer to my kids when they turn 18. While doing the transfer when they turn 18 do I need to pay CGT or CGT to be paid only whenever kids sell it? Thanks for the help.
  5. C

    Buy/sell differentiation

    On Commsec there is no distinction between a buy or sell in the Course of Sales data for a stock. Is there a site that offers this so that you can see a sale in red and buy in green for instance, for any stock you may be looking at.
  6. derangedlawyer

    Concerned over Commsec executing "at market" orders only at their discretion

    Just found out that commsec executes your "at market" orders.. not really "at market", but at their discretion. In a particular instance, I have been told by them something along the lines of "your at market order has not yet been executed because the bid-ask spread on that particular ETF was...
  7. Boggo

    Commsec Contract Note email problems

    Just wondering if anyone else has been having Commsec trade email issues, ie, not receiving contract notes via email. I have been having issues for nearly a month now and they were blaming my internet provider but when I queried with the provider they replied that the emails have never hit...
  8. M

    Portfolio Software or Spreadsheets For Managing CommSec Trades

    Hi All I currently trade via comsec and currently download the Confirmations via csv into a 'home made' spreadsheet that requires some additional manual work to calculate trade P/L, running P/L etc. My short term system generates a lot of trades and it can be time consuming. Im looking for a...
  9. X

    CommSec questions

    In the CommSec app when you click into a share it says at the top corner “volume” does that mean how many shares there are available at the moment or the total shares they sold?
  10. G

    CommSec Profit question

    Hi, Im wondering if anyone can explain this issue with CommSec. I've been a shareholder in a company for a week. Yesterday their share value started at 0.160 and finished the same at 0.160. I'm even there. I purchased shares in another company around 30mins after trading started and the...
  11. J

    Minimum Marketable Parcel - Commsec International

    Evening all, Maybe a dumb one and probably self-explanatory since I couldn't find a different answer on Commsec outside of the international fee differences. Just wondering if trading internationally has a new minimum marketable parcel that what there is for the ASX on Commsec? ASX is $500 AUD...
  12. flurbius

    Setting a stop loss order through Commsec international trading screen

    Hello, Is there anyone familiar with the commsec international trading screen, could you explain how to use it to set an order to sell shares when the price falls to a certain level. I understand the theory of what Im trying to do but Im not sure how to convey that to the commsec website. Im...
  13. S

    CommSec stock ownership

    Hello, I’m sorry for what may be a rather simple or obvious answer to my question, but here I am nonetheless so thank you for bearing with me in advance :). I saw a video some time back relating to the ownership of stocks. To simplify my limited knowledge, apparently some brokerages let you buy...
  14. tinhat

    Commsec - Portfolio holdings does not always use current market price

    Rant warning! When you view your portfolio holdings in Commsec it does not always use the current market price for your stocks. It only uses the last price traded on the ASX and excludes Chi-X trades. I assume that gets fixed up at end of day (?!?) but during the day it uses last ASX price only...
  15. D

    Commsec - Dividend Statement Error

    Do not rely on the annual COMMSEC dividend statement for your Tax Return. I was fortunate to notice that one statement for VTS for September 2018 was not on my summary. After a number of calls to Commsec and Computershare, Commsec manually added it into my summary list. I wonder how many other...
  16. F

    Commsec forex

    Also anyone have experience with commsec forex- they seem to offer guaranteed stop losses etc; looking up them they state the fee for a GSLO is A Limited Risk CFD Account will require a Guaranteed Stop Loss (GSL) to be placed on all trades; starts from just 0.3%* of the underlying transaction...
  17. qprjames

    Commsec trading - ''Health checks'' on my portfolio

    Hi there, I've started trading on Commsec. More for a bit of fun more than anything. Play money (rather than giving it to crown casino!). I'll be the first to admit i really have no idea what i am doing, so tend to go for the large cap stocks. Plus i expect to keep the stocks for 10+ years so...
  18. futureperth

    Commsec for trades, but what else for further charts/analysis?

    Good evening all, First post here, so here goes... I am using Commsec for my actual trades/orders, and subscribed to morningstar for some extra recommendations. I tested out IRESS last night and gosh it was horrible, so i unsubscribed and came across Turbo Trader which seems to have a...
  19. D

    Commsec or Vanguard Direct for purchasing?

    I am looking at buying some shares, VGAD but I am unsure whether to use my commsec account or buy direct from Vanguard. It appears that I only have a one of brokerage feed with Commsec but I have a yearly maintenance fee if I use Vanguard. Is this correct?? Thanks, Jason
  20. M

    Commsec Beginner

    Hello to everyone, Absolutely new to the stock market. Very interested in agricultural stocks I have started with: BUB A2M SFG I know I am meant to diversify but my interest lies in agriculture so am sticking with it for awhile Next on the list will be AAC RFF And one I am very tempted...