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Share trading account
Invest in Australian shares, a range of ETFs, warrants, mFunds
Choose from a wide range of investment options, each with their own features and benefits, to help diversify your portfolio.
Choose from an extensive selection of Australian Shares with over 2,200 companies listed on the ASX. Covering most sectors of the Australian economy including financial services, industrials and healthcare.
As the first accredited broker to offer shares through the Sydney Stock Exchange Limited (SSX), CMC Markets Invest clients have the opportunity to invest in growth-oriented companies across Australia and Asia. Trading SSX shares is limited to phone trading.
View our SSX FAQs for more information.
Warrants give investors an alternative way to borrow to invest in some of Australia’s leading companies and a variety of other underlying assets, such as, indices, currencies, commodities and listed managed investments.
They may take the form of investment warrants (longer term) or trading or speculative warrants (generally short term). Warrants are listed and traded on the ASX.
As a foundation member of the mFund Settlement Service – CMC Markets Invest offers direct access to invest in unlisted managed funds quickly and conveniently, through our award-winning platforms. Access a range of asset classes and market sectors – without the paperwork burden usually associated with investing in unlisted managed funds.
CMC Markets Invest supports the full range of ETF providers in Australia listed on the ASX. There are many different types of ETF the most common ones track an index, portfolio of stocks or bonds, there are also variants known as Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs) that track the physical price of a commodity such as gold. Just like shares all ETFs listed on the ASX provide investors with the flexibility to buy and sell units at any time during the ASX trading hours.
Options give active investors the flexibility and ability to protect, grow or diversify their position. With a number of strategies and jargon, options can appear complex however all options strategies work on the same principle. Options allow you to ‘lock in’ a future buy or sell price for an underlying security. The set price you agree on won’t change and it’s this fixed element that smart investors rely on. Learn more about options.
Options trading just got more convenient with our fully integrated platform, all the tools you need to create and execute options strategies at your fingertips. View all forms for options accounts here.
Did you know there are two ways you can choose to fund your trades?
Managed funds are professionally managed pools of funds invested in various asset classes including shares, property and cash. You can purchase units in these funds, and the value of these units changes depending on the value of the fund as a whole.
Minimum initial investments range from $1,000 to $5,000, dependent on the specific fund. For full details, you need to refer to the product disclosure statement (PDS) issued by each fund manager.
Entry fees rebated
Whilst you could go direct to a fund manager, if you apply through us any entry fees payable on our preferred managed fund managers will be rebated.
To apply – select from our preferred fund managers listed and complete the application form in their PDS. Send your completed application and if you’re not a client already, a copy of your certified identification.
Preferred fund managers
BT Financial Group PDS
Clime Australian Value Fund PDS
Colonial First State PDS
Hunter Hall Application Form
Hunter Hall Australian Value Trust PDS
Hunter Hall Global Deep Green Trust PDS
Hunter Hall Global Equities Trust PDS
Hunter Hall Supplementary PDS
Hunter Hall Value Growth Trust PDS
Operating much like managed funds or exchange traded funds (ETFs), Listed Investment Companies (LICs) invest in a diverse and professionally managed portfolio of Australian and international assets such as shares, property and interest-bearing deposits.
Although LICs offer similar exposure to assets available through many unlisted managed funds, they are generally more transparent as they must comply with the stock exchange’s corporate governance and reporting requirements.
As closed-ended vehicles, investors must buy and sell existing shares in order to join and leave funds. This closed-ended structure enables the fund manager to concentrate on selecting investments without having to factor in money coming into or leaving the fund, enabling them to take a long-term approach to investing.
Most LICs usually distribute their income by way of fully franked dividends to minimise tax and produce regular income.
LICs are ideal for investors wanting to achieve market diversification or who many not have the expertise or inclination to invest directly in other ASX listed companies.
Investors looking to receive a steady stream of income often only consider bank term deposits. However, bonds (or Interest Rate Securities a type of ‘debt security’) traded on ASX can present an attractive alternative.
Bonds generally provide greater certainty on their income stream and return of capital, unlike equities. The regular interest income and principal repayments of bonds at maturity can provide a greater level of security for retirees or others (SMSFs).
There are three types of bonds quoted on ASX. They can be broadly classified into the type of interest they pay (fixed, floating or indexed), and can be split into categories based on the issuer (government or corporate).
ASX has produced a handy booklet – Understanding Bonds that you should read before investing in this asset class.
Access the primary market with traditional and ASX BookBuild IPOs and placements.
Until recently, clients of online brokers were rarely able to participate in initial public offerings (IPOs) or other capital raisings (placements). CMC Markets Invest offers access to floats via both the traditional ‘broker firm offer’ or the latest ASX On-Market BookBuild facility.
With CMC Markets Invest you’ll have access to both domestic and international markets. You can access the international market through a variety of investment options, including:
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