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Australia represents only around 2% of the global equity market, with much of it heavily concentrated in the banking and mining sectors. By investing internationally investors can achieve greater diversification and lower risk by accessing a broader range of sectors and some of world’s best known businesses.
Investing internationally may also allow investors to take advantage of companies exposed to emerging markets such as China and India, which feature favourable demographics and rapid income growth. Please consider the risks when investing in international markets such as political stability, economic factors and currency movements.
With nabtrade, investors can trade in the US, UK, Hong Kong and Germany.
|Trade size||$1,000||$5,000||$10,000||$20,000||Over $20,000|
|Brokerage||$9.95||$14.95||$19.95||$19.95||0.11% of trade value|
If your shares increase in value you may be able to realise a capital gain.
Many companies pay regular dividends, allowing you to generate an income stream.
You can generally transact in shares quickly and more cost-effectively than other investments such as property.
While shares offer the potential for relatively high returns, share prices can fluctuate due to market forces.
There may be instances where you’re unable to sell your shares due to very low trading volumes or if a company enters a trading halt.
Movements in exchange rates can result in the agreed exchange rate you lock in being more expensive or of less value to you compared to the exchange rate at the date of settlement of your order.
A foreign exchange (FX) fee applies to all executed international trades. The exchange rate will depend on the Foreign Exchange market at the time the FX transaction executes.
The Foreign Exchange transaction is locked in once the trade gets booked in the relevant foreign market, which means you won’t need to perform your own currency transactions each time you trade.
Please access and read the nabtrade Global Market Trading Product Disclosure Statement (PDF 692KB) and the nabtrade Financial Services Guide (PDF 602KB) for more information on our FX service and charges.
|US||New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), AMEX, NASDAQ|
|UK||London Stock Exchange (LSE)||(Settles T+2)|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx)||(Settles T+2)|
|Australia||Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) & Cboe||(Settles T+2)|
To enable international trading on your account, please follow the steps below.
Send a copy of your Australian passport or drivers licence details, for all account holders, to email@example.com from the email address we hold on file for you.
Complete the US Withholding Tax Treaty Statement. This form can also be found once logged into nabtrade under Support > Forms.
Please ensure your Tax File Number (TFN) is held by nabtrade for you and any other account holders, as this is a requirement for international trading. You can check this by logging on to nabtrade and going to Admin > Personal Details. If your TFN is not held, please enter it online by clicking Edit.
For security purposes, please do not email us your TFN.
There are two ways to fund your investment: