Okie... maybe I should ask has anyone transferred stock being held by IB to a local (CHESS Sponsor) broker?
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Contacted IB... it's USD$50 to transfer out to CommSec!
I think I'm better off selling and picking them back up on the CommSec side (it's only 200 BHP shares... so the brokerage will cost less than USD$50).
SmellyTerror.. I missed the first bit of your reply.. Yes from IB to CommSec.
I haven't been trading for the last 5 months (it's more a "hobby" for me right now and I haven't had the time)... So I've been paying $38 for my ASX feed and $10 odd for not making any trades (per month) and have decided until I start spending more time trading again, I'm going to cancel my IB account.
I'm sure you've thought all this through, I'm more interested in your logic because I'm about to open an account with IB and was planning to not pay any data fees until I need them, just pay the $10 a month if I don't make enough trades that month.
Ah, makes sense. Keep in mind that a sale / repurchase will trigger capitals gains tax, if you're in profit. Also probably not worth worrying about, with 300 shares.
...though, yeah, as LW says you don't need data with IB - you can even trade without it perfectly fine, it'll just give you warnings. The open positions still show correct values, even without a data feed.
Lonewolf... Yep you're right.. would definitely make it back very quckly through brokerage. I have no idea when I'll start again (I'm off to Europe for a two month vacation... so it'll be at least two months) so I'm more inclined to cancel the account and look at re-opening when I start again. One thing I dont like about IB is the vetting (got stung once with it) especially as I was making very short term trades on fast moving stock. The other thing I decided was that any stock I'm going to hold for a long time, I'd like to hold with a CHESS sponsored broker... sounds like sorting out dividends etc is easier.
I am in no way, shape or form experienced (maybe even incompetent ) at trading, so take any of my reasons for closing as more personal and with a pinch of salt
SmellyTerror.. I was doing a bit of "scalping" so needed the live data. I think before I start playing around again I might learn some of the other forms of trading a bit better first.