Share trading

Share trading is the buying and selling of shares in a company with the aim of making a profit. With share trading, profits come from increases in the value of company shares and the payment of dividends to shareholders, and these are based on company performance.

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The share market has been seen to offer better long-term returns than many other investments. With low minimum investments, you don’t need significant capital to get started and there are thousands of companies across a wide range of market sectors for you to choose from. Our share trading platform offers a straightforward and flexible way to expand your investment portfolio and invest in Australian shares – on the ASX and SSX. 

A CMC Markets trading account enables you to easily and efficiently access the direct share market. It includes our competitive online brokerage, order processing in less than a second, and unlimited free conditional orders for all clients. Our share trading platform also gives you access to built-in fundamental research and risk analysis tools.



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ASX-listed securities

Choose from an extensive selection of Australian shares. There are over 2200 companies listed on the ASX, covering most sectors of the Australian economy including financial services, industrials and healthcare. Use the integrated technical and fundamental research available on our share trading platform to identify opportunities and build a diversified investment portfolio.

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SSX-listed securities

We were the first accredited broker to offer our clients shares through the Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX). Via the SSX, CMC Markets Stockbroking clients have the opportunity to invest in growth-oriented companies across Australia and Asia. Note that trading SSX shares is limited to phone trading. 

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T+2 settlement

When you buy or sell shares, warrants, ETFs and other listed instruments through a CMC Markets share trading account, you enter a contract to exchange the legal ownership of those instruments for money – this exchange is called 'settlement'. In today’s market, standard settlement occurs two business days (T+2) after a trade takes place.

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Awards that stand for value and service

CMC Markets officially offers the best value in Australia* when it comes to share trading. You get the lowest brokerage available, alongside powerful trading tools, great service and a rewarding frequent trader program.

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  • CANSTAR Online Share Trading Best Value Australia 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018*
  • CANSTAR Online Share Trading Outstanding Value Australia, casual investor 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016, 2017 and 2018*
  • 2016 ABA100 Winner for Business Innovation in The Australian Business Awards for our Pro platform
  • The highest satisfaction rating for brokerage, platform navigation and charting, Investment Trends 2017**
  • Cheapest Online Broker, Money magazine Best of the Best award 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016 and 2017
  • Cheapest Online Broker, Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Award 2011, 2012 and 2013

*CANSTAR Online Share Trading Best Value Australia 2011-2018. CANSTAR Online Share Trading Outstanding Value Australia, Casual Investor 2011-2018. CANSTAR Online Share Trading Outstanding Value Australia, Active Investor 2013
** By own client satisfaction. Investment Trends 2017 First Half Online Broking Report, based on a survey of over 15,000 investors/traders.

Switch to CMC Markets Stockbroking

Change your online broker to CMC Markets Stockbroking for: 

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  • Award-winning proprietary trading platforms with mobile solutions
  • Powerful trading tools and advanced charting packages
  • Robust risk management functions including free unlimited conditional orders
  • A Frequent Trader Program to cater to your trading needs

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Frequent Trader Program

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 Learn how you can fund your trades with individually-held electronic funds or a linked margin loan.

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