Internet Stockbrokers in Australia, New Zealand,
United Kingdom and the United States
(Stockbroker sites are also very useful to
access company announcements, share charts, quotes and
offers an Internet, Telephone and Advisory
stockbroking service. The internet service
charges 0.3% with a minimum of NZ$30.
The Australia fee is 0.3% with a minimum of A$30.
Broking offers a low cost "Cash
Rate" (i.e. paid from a cash management
account) of 0.2%, with a minimum of NZ$29.90.
For Australia the rate is A$29.00 on the first
A$30,000 plus a high 0.3% on the balance over
A$30,000. That doesn't make any
sense! One A$60,000 trade would cost A$119
but if you split that into two A$30,000 trades
then the cost is just A$58.
||Weblink provides a wide range of
services including live quotes from the
Australian stockmarket, live Personal Portfolio
Valuation (covering all Australian shares and
options), news, company reports to the Australian
Stock Exchange. Some services free, some by
||E*Trade Australia charges
0.11% brokerage with a minimum of A$32.95.
In addition, E*Trade
Australia offers a wide range of services (real
time quotes, market depth, news, company
information) with a "Standard" account
which are free if you make at least two trades
every six month or have over $10,000 of assets in
your account (otherwise there is a fee of A$16.50
||FasTrade is the Internet service of
UK broker, Torrie & Co. The brokerage rate is
just 0.5%, with a minimum of just £15 and a
maximum of £30 (on trades worth up to £40,000).
|There are accounts fees of £20/year
or 0.04%/year on portfolios worth over £200,000
(i.e. £80 on a £200,000 account).
offers the easiest way to buy and sell UK Unit
Trusts, but are a little expensive. The
initial commission - usually 3% - is fully
rebated, but they charge £55-70 buying and
another £55-70 to later sell.
||E*Trade is not the cheapest US
broker (US$19.95 for "limit" orders,
US$14.95 for "market" orders), but they
offer a full range of services (i.e. options,
company new, profiles, charts) and a very high
another US Internet broker charging just US$5.00
for "at market" orders and US$10.00 for
"limit" orders, plus charging a low
"margin" interest rate and offering
"real time" quotes. But you need
US$15,000 plus 5 years experience and an Income
over US$40,000 to open an account
just US$5.00 for "at market" orders and
US$8.00 for "limit" orders (but
"margin" interest rates are 1-3% higher
than at Brown & Co).
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