This dabble in the stock market has disaster written all over it.
Perhaps I should include my reasons.
If you're worried about costs of brokerage... IMHO you don't have enough capital to trade.
If you're having trouble deciding which broker to use, how are going to decide which stock to buy and when to sell?
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chess is for asx listed stocks only - purely an australian thing. it allows the transfer of ur asx holdings to another broker if the first goes broke (without having to engage lawyers). It also allows u to see (and 'communicate' with) the shares in the australian share registry for same (link, boardroom, automic etc)
on etf's: u can buy/sell very similar with local brokers on the asx using blackrock/betashares etc listings if looking at international etf's but not wanting the whole international broker thing, but up to you how much 'learning' u can handle in one mouthful.jono543 likes this.
If you want to transfer shares to another broker, you usually do it through the broker you are transferring to. They will have an online form and you indicate the holdings you want to transfer and the current broker (or your HIN with them) who these shares are held with. You will have a unique HIN, Holder Identification Number, with each broker which is where CHESS comes in. They will do the rest.Skate likes this.
Thank for reply, Based in google search "CHESS (Clearing House Electronic Subregister System)" reference: https://www.commsec.com.au/support/frequently-asked-questions/1073.html
- Do you know what the difference is between the Aussie CHESS brokers and the US brokers?
When I search google to see how the US brokers work, I can't seem to find anything related to CHESS instead it tells me that a bank is a custodian for US brokers, So I'm guessing the US has a different system to Aussies.
OP is so full of twists that a simple answer is not possible .....so .......chess is a purely aussie thing ....for aussie stocks only ....... but if ur #1 is "safety" then for aussie stocks chess is ur ONLY option (unless u own a law firm). The word beneficial basically means that u do not own the asset (or at the least it is 'complicated').
That safety may, or may not, apply to 'cash' held by the broker though. That depends on the structure surrounding that 'cash'.
hope that helps
I if I go with the US broker stake (DriveWealth) do you think I can also transfer my holdings to another broker with out having to engage lawyers?
I'm assuming I should also be able to transfer them in the US because the assets will be in my name.
If I can transfer them then this would make me feel safe enough to use the US one because they have less fees
I been investing in mutual funds for years but for those years I've taken a very passive approach simply just re-balancing maybe once a year if that.
I've sold my investment house and I'll get a low 6 figures profit from the sale to add to my invests soon.
I want to start learning to trade and take a more active approach because I want to understand and control my own investments.
By active I mean dual momentum rotation using ETF's so It'll only be few trades a year about 3-10 is my guess.
Also I'm only going to start trading with a very small amount for a while and then once I get my confidence up I'll add the rest of my funds to it.
It's not that I'm so worried about cost it's that I would like to understand both Aus and US brokers in terms of claiming my assets without a lawyer when SHTF.
I now know that I can claim assets with the AU broker (thanks HelloU).
However I'd also like to know If I can claim assets with the US broker, If the assets are in my name in the US broker stake then I assume I should also be able to claim the assets without lawyer, and if that's the case then I see no reason why should not consider using them. Or maybe even using both of them.
When I started looking for a broker I Automatically was going to only go for an AU broker simply because I'm Aussie. But now after some research I'm think it would be wise for me to at least consider a US one like stake.
to clarify: some aussie brokers do not use chess for asx (so they are the registered owners of ur aussie shares) and if they go tits up u may need a lawyer.
chess makes you the registered legal asx share owner with the share registry (not the broker as the registered owner) so if the broker goes tits up u can move them to another broker. The cash balance is another matter if ur aussie broker goes bust - some brokers use 'bank' accounts, other brokers do not, and some brokers do not even hold it as cash (they transfer it into other products).
when this is not simple for a new trader in the country u live in, and pay tax in, i do not understand why the words united states keep coming up - just tryin to help (as are the others).
Thank you for letting me know because I didn't know that some brokers don't do chess.
According to the SelfWealth FAQ "all shares brought through SelfWealth are CHESS sponsored."
So I'll sign up to SelfWealth soon, Don't need an account for a few weeks but I'll sign up early anyway because they'll probably want to do verification etc... (Then maybe later I might try stake but I think I'll use SelfWealth as my main account because of Chess)
By claim assets I mean stocks and ETF's.
Thanks for all your help, You rock