Why trade shares with us?
Lowest online brokerage from $9.90 is good, but Australia’s best value is better.
Australia’s lowest online rate from just $9.90* and officially Australia’s best value.^ Sub 1 second order processing, unlimited free conditional orders, real live support, powerful trading tools and great service – we have what traders are looking for.
1. Australia’s lowest brokerage and best value
The less brokerage you pay the more you have left to invest, and we proudly offer Australia’s lowest online brokerage rates from just $9.90. Money magazine's Best of the Best awards made it official by naming us Australia’s Cheapest Online Broker for 2011 and 2012. And our share trading platform also officially offers Australia’s Best Value, awarded by CANSTAR in 2011 and 2012. Just make sure your stockbroking account with us is CHESS sponsored and that you hold a CMC Markets Cash Account with Bankwest or a margin loan with St George or Suncorp.
|Type of trade||CMC Markets||CommSec^||e*Trade^||Bell Direct^|
|Online||$9.90 or 0.10%, whichever is the greater||$19.95 up to $10,000,
$29.95 up to $25,000,
0.12% above $25,000
| $19.95 (1st trade up to $5,000
/ 2nd and subsequent trades up to $18,000)
|$15 or 0.1%, whichever is greater|
|Phone|| $59.95 minimum,
$82.50 for trades $20,001–$37,500,
0.22% for trades over $37,500
|$59.95 up to $10,000,
0.52% up to $25,000,
0.49% up to $1M
|$69.95 up to $15,000||$60 or 0.2%, whichever is greater|
^Rates as at 1 December 2010
2. Awards that stand for savings and service
• CANSTAR Online Share Trading Best Value Australia 2011 and 2012.
• CANSTAR Online Share Trading Outstanding Value Australia, casual investor 2011 and 2012.
• Money magazine Best of the Best Cheapest Online Broker 2011 and 2012.
• your money magazine, Best Online Broker Discount 2011.
3. Free linked orders to manage your risk
Linked orders allow you to link entry and exit strategies to help improve your risk management at no extra cost. With stop loss and take profit orders you can pre-set the conditions under which you want to sell the shares if the market moves against you (sell to limit the downside), or if the market moves in your favour (sell to lock in your profits). Find out more.
4. Unlimited free conditional orders
Feel free to take greater control of your share trading with unlimited conditional orders at no extra cost. Other brokers charge extra fees for conditional orders – for our customers they’re free. (Our usual low online brokerage applies.)
5. Processing sub one second
Straight-through processing gets your order to the market typically less than one second after it’s received by our website. This type of order processing lets you take advantage of trading opportunities as soon as you identify them.
6. Portfolio manager, powered by Sharesight
Through your account portfolio manager you can track your most important shareholdings, automatically record dividends, calculate capital gains, rank your shares by performance, and much more. This feature is free for portfolios of up to 10 companies, or at a nominal charge for larger portfolios.
7. Focus on reliability
Our streamlined share trading platform is designed as the most efficient way to trade with us. But if you can’t get yourself online or you need help to place your order, our customer service and qualified DTR (Designated Trading Representative) dealing team is on hand to place your order over the phone.
8. Education for life
No matter what you know, there’s always an edge you can hone. As a customer, you’ll have online access to Investing IQ to reinforce the basics. Our Education team has added new webinars and articles on trading strategies to help you focus on different aspects of the market and sharpen your skills.
9. Wealth of experience
When CMC Markets Stockbroking was formed in 2008 with the acquisition of Andrew West Stockbrokers, it also acquired a wealth of experience built over 12 years from one of Australia’s most respected stockbroking teams.
* Money magazine's Best of the Best award for Cheapest Online Broker 2011 and 2012.
^CANSTAR Online Share Trading Best Value Australia 2011 and 2012. CANSTAR Online Share Trading Outstanding Value Australia, casual investor 2011 and 2012