Share trading allows you to obtain legal ownership in a specific company. Once you have shares in a company you own the underlying asset and can access company dividends and be able to vote in company meetings.
Once you buy or sell shares, you enter a contract to exchange the legal ownership of the shares for money. This exchange is called settlement and generally occurs two business days after the trade.
You can purchase shares using individually-held electronic funds or leverage your share trading using a margin loan from a margin loan provider.
We understand that different traders have different needs. We’ve designed a Frequent Trader Program that provides the lowest brokerage and advanced features for high volume traders, while also offering fully featured platforms with the best support and brokerage rate in the market - to all our clients.
Trade on our feature rich standard platform and access theScreener stock level analysis and free tax and portfolio reporting with SharesightTM (up to 10 holdings). With one of the lowest brokerages in market, pay $11 or 0.10% per trade.
You’ll have access to all Classic tier features plus brokerage from $9.90/0.10%, access to our Pro stockbroking platform, free live data, Trading Central technical analysis daily emails, theScreener research reports and much more.
With the best frequent trader rate in the market, $9.90 or 0.075%, you’ll have access to all tier benefits plus free dynamic data, tax and portfolio reporting with Sharesight Investor Level package (worth $300)^ and exclusive access to premium client and education events.
CMC Markets Stockbroking is officially Australia’s best value^ with the lowest brokerage alongside powerful trading tools, great service and a rewarding frequent trader program.
^Awarded Canstar Outstanding Value - Online Share Trading 2011-2020, and Broker of the Year - Online Share Trading 2020.
* By own client satisfaction. Investment Trends 2017 First Half Online Broking Report, based on a survey of over 12,000 investors/traders.
Our standard and Pro platforms combine innovative trading tools and charting with intuitive mobile solutions, so you can trade when and how it suits you.
- Irene Guiamatsia, Research Director, Investment Trends
Once you have a CMC Markets Stockbroking account you can trade a variety of investment products.
Stockbroking investment products
|Shares||Buy part ownership of a listed company on the ASX.|
|International shares||You can further diversify your portfolio and access twelve international markets all online with one account.|
|Options||Flexible tools that appeal to active investors. Used wisely, options have the power to protect, grow or even diversify your position.|
|Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)||A simple way to buy a diversified portfolio of investments, offering all the benefits of index funds and the flexibility to buy and sell on the ASX.|
|Interest rate securities and bonds||Investing in bonds and interest rate securities allows you to diversify your portfolio and lend money to the issuer. This loan is paid on a fixed or floating rate of return.|
|Warrants||An alternative way to gain exposure to some of Australia's leading companies and a variety of other underlying assets.|
|Listed Investment Companies (LICs)||Similar to managed funds and ETFs, LICs invest in a diverse and professionally managed portfolio of Australian and international assets.|
|mFunds||A cost effective way to invest in unlisted managed funds through the mFund Settlement Service brought to you by the ASX, via our online platforms.|
|Managed funds||Get your entry fees rebated with some of Australia’s leading fund managers, offering funds covering all asset classes.|
|IPOs and placements||You can gain direct entry to the primary market with access to both traditional and ASX Bookbuild IPOs and placements with CMC Markets Stockbroking's platforms.|
Take greater control of your share trading with unlimited conditional orders, such as trailing stop loss and take profit, at no extra cost. Simply select the level that will trigger the purchase or sale of shares online whenever you like (our usual low online brokerage applies).
There are two ways you can choose to fund your trades. Firstly you can open a CMC Markets Cash Account, which is held with Bankwest and managed by us on your behalf. Or alternatively you can gear your share trading with a linked margin loan from Leveraged, Suncorp Bank or St. George.
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