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Invest in over 35,000 domestic and international shares and ETFs from 15 global markets. Plus a wide range of domestic products including Options, mFunds, warrants and more.Open a Share Investing account
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|Brokerage for US, UK, Japanese and Canadian stocks||$0|
|Brokerage in other international markets||$59.95 or 0.59%|
Whichever is greater
|Where you can invest||US, UK, Japan, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany Spain|
|FX spread||up to 0.60%|
Placing an international shares order is much like placing one for domestic shares. To place an international shares order, open an order ticket, enter the stock code, select either Buy or Sell and fill in the required information like number of stocks, additional conditions for execution etc. For further assistance you can contact our Client Services support team online through live chat.
All international share orders placed on our share trading platforms are executed by Morgan Stanley.
When trading with CMC Markets, your international securities are held in a custody arrangement between CMC Markets Stockbroking and BNP Paribas SA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the BNP Paribas Group, a leading global custodian and securities services provider.
BNP Paribas SA is a multi-asset servicing specialist and best-in-class custodian with over USD 11 trillion in assets under custody.
BNP Paribas Group and one of the highest-rated asset servicing banks in the industry.
BNP Sub Custodians
International securities are held on your behalf by BNP Paribas SA' sub-custodians as detailed below
|Local Jurisdiction||Specified Sub-Custodian|
|Belgium||BNP Paribas SA, Brussels/Paris|
|Canada||RBC Investor Services, Toronto|
|France||BNP Paribas SA, Paris|
|Germany||BNP Paribas SA, Frankfurt|
|Hong Kong SAR||BNP Paribas SA, Hong Kong|
|Japan||Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp Limited, Tokyo|
|Netherlands||BNP Paribas SA, Amsterdam/Paris|
|Singapore||BNP Paribas SA, Singapore|
|Switzerland||BNP Paribas SA, Zurich|
|United Kingdom||BNP Paribas SA, London|
|USA||BNP Paribas, New York|
|New Zealand||BNP Paribas SA, Sydney|
|Spain||BNP Paribas SA, Madrid|
|Sweden||Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, Sveavagen|
|Denmark||Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, Copenhagen|
As an ASIC-regulated broker we adhere to the Australian Client Money Rules and the regulations. By holding retail client funds in trust or segregated client bank accounts, entirely separate from CMC Markets' own money, we meet and exceed the requirements of the Australian Client Money Rules and regulations.
All share certificates will need to be dematerialised (where physical records are replaced with a paperless computerised system) prior to being transferred in. We cannot accept share certificates.
The exchange rate for international transactions is calculated at the time of execution and is based on the best available bid/offer exchange rates, plus a spread of just 0.60%.
The 2% Foreign Exchange (FX) buffer is not an additional fee. The buffer acts as a cushion against currency movements ensuring there are sufficient available funds in your account to fill your order. When your order fills, excess funds are automatically added back to your 'available funds' value on the platform. Buffer funds are not withdrawn from your settlement account, but only locked in the 'available funds' calculation until your order has filled. The buffer only applies to 'buy' orders.
For international buy orders, a 2% FX buffer is added to the trade value at the time the order is placed. This ensures you have sufficient funds in your account to cover any foreign exchange fluctuations between the time your order is 'placed' and when it is 'filled' on the international market.
Any excess buffer will be unlocked on the execution or cancellation of that order. The FX conversion rate is determined as the order fills on the overseas stock exchange in real-time.
*The FX buffer currently applied to international buy orders is 2% of the trade value and is subject to change.
Jane submits an order to buy US$1,000 of US shares at 10:30 am Sydney time.
At the time she places her order the exchange rate is 1.489 and the US market is closed. The estimated AUD value of the order is $1,489.00 + $0.00 brokerage = AUD $1,489.00. The trading platform applies a buffer of AUD 30.17 (2%) to the order as protection against exchange rate fluctuations.
By the time the US market opens the exchange rate has moved to 1.481 and the order is submitted and executed immediately. The AUD value of the order at execution is $1,481.00 + $0.00 brokerage = AUD $1,481.00. The buffer is now released from Jane's "Available to Trade value" on the trading platform.
Trade the US market before open and after close in addition to normal hours.
AEST: 7pm - 0:30am and 7am - 11am
AEDT: 8pm - 1:30am and 8am - 12pm
Once you’ve set up your account and it’s been verified, you can add funds via bank transfer.
Dividends are paid to your cash account on the payment date. You can then either use these towards new investments or withdraw.
Currencies are converted when your order is executed, based on the best available rate. This will include a 0.6% conversion fee.
The minimum order size for international shares is AUD$1,000 on each buy order you place. This buy minimum is applicable to all international markets available on CMC Markets platforms.