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Poll which stockbroker are you using?

Discussion in 'Shares' started by Billv, 8th Mar, 2009.

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Please choose your online broker

Poll closed 7th Apr, 2009.
  1. Andrew West - CMC Markets

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  2. Bell Direct

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  3. Commsec

    14 vote(s)
    58.3%
  4. ETrade

    6 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. Macquarie Direct trade

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  6. Morrison Securities

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. NAB online trading

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  8. St George Direct share

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  9. Westpac Broking

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  10. Other

    3 vote(s)
    12.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Billv

    Billv Getting there

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    Hi,

    I am about to open up an online account for buying and selling shares
    so I thought I'll start a poll and see what's popular and if anyone would like to tell me what the benefits are.

    Please note: You can select more than 1 option
     
  2. Billv

    Billv Getting there

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    So far Comsec seems the most popular
    but only 6 votes?
    where is everyone?
    and is anyone using Interactive Brokers (IB) ?
     
  3. Chris C

    Chris C Well-Known Member

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    I use etrade, but I'm thinking to switching over to Commsec because they seem to be cheaper and have a better system.
     
  4. Shady

    Shady Well-Known Member

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    I use Comsec and Shaw's full service broking:eek:

    Am I allowed to say I use a full service broker sometimes:confused:
     
  5. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Co-founder Staff Member

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    I don't think there's anything wrong with using a full service broker. I'd be interested to know what types of services you get from them and how effective you find it - I've not had any experience with this.
     
  6. Billv

    Billv Getting there

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    Thank you for all the replies.
    Ive decided to go with the flow and give Comsec a try.

    cheers
     
  7. Shady

    Shady Well-Known Member

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    I've been in contact with Ben Geveling (spelling) from Shaw for over 15 years, before online trading was around (or at least I don't think it was around). I always received good advice whether that be suggesting a specific stock or advising me about my own selections.
    As long as they have had a connection with egoli.com.au, I have been given access to their 'sealed section' as long as I trade with them every now and then and have found their research helpful. Mostly I have used that information to purchase shares through Comsec:rolleyes:.
    Saying all this I haven't made a trad in about 2 years so I dont have access to the members area anymore.
     
  8. samaka

    samaka Well-Known Member

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    I use Macquarie Prime (different to Macquarie Direct Trade I think). $20.00 trades plus interest account and gearing with no margin calls!
     
  9. 1300 GET A PLAN

    1300 GET A PLAN Active Member

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    I have to use ABN AMRO Morgans cause I work there :)