I don’t believe there is a ‘single’ best stock broker that would meet everyone’s needs. Same as there is no single indicator or share trading style that is best for everyone, nor is there simply one best ASX equities brokerage firm suited to all online traders and investors. Online trading is a very personal endeavour, with differing available capital, risk tolerance, trading methods, styles and requirements. It can also be difficult for traders to know who are the truly reputable online stock brokers.
It’s for this reason I have reviewed1 in detail and compiled the ASIC regulated stockbroker list below for 2017/2018 covering a variety of features traders & investors often look for when trading the Australian stock market.
This comparison of online stock brokers for 2018 covers a discount broker & cheapest online share trading account, best integrated platform solution (allowing you to also trade derivatives in addition to ASX shares from the one platform), Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) brokerage account for trading the stock market, and more.
To view our detailed broker review and ratings1, simply click on the star rating in the tables below.
* awarded No. 1 by investors – most reliable website, Investment Trends Online Broking Survey 2016.
1 Broker ratings quoted in the above stock trading account comparisons are an overall average rating. The calculation is based on the six review criteria displayed on all stock broker’s individual review pages:
- pricing (based on spreads, commissions and other costs or fees),
- range of instruments,
- speed of execution,
- trading platform features,
- overall ease of use, and
- customer support
The individual rating breakdown for the above criteria can be easily accessed by simply clicking the review rating in the above tables or clicking the “read our full review” button.
Online Brokers Australia aim to regularly update information on this web site and provide a “last updated” date at the bottom of every page to ensure you know when the last update was made to the review page. However, you should always click on the “view website” button and review the information on the stockbrokers site first to confirm the details and ensure they will suit your online trading needs.
Reviews and comparisons for best stockbroker are conducted independently, however Share Brokers or products included on this page may not suit your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. If you are considering acquiring any financial product you should obtain and read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement and/or other offer document/s prior to making any financial decision.
If you are unsure of the risks, or have any doubt whether you have sufficient financial resources or experience to trade these stock broker Australia products, you should take professional advice before trading online.