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Shares & Trading Accounts

Shares
Shares are investments that give you an ownership or stake in a company. The company you have shares in may be listed – on a public exchange like the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) or the United States' Stock Exchange (NYSE) – or it may be unlisted.

Trading Accounts
You can use any trading institution to buy and sell shares and other securities. Popular online brokerage platforms include:

Interactive Brokers - a United States-based discount online brokerage firm, operating on most major worldwide stock, futures, bonds, forex, and options exchanges.

E-Trade - based in New York, NY, United States. Investors can buy and sell securities such as stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds via electronic trading platforms.

Commsec - Australia's largest discount stockbroking firm operated by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

IG Markets - allows you to trade thousands of Australian and international share CFDs at the guaranteed market price.