3. How to invest in ETFs?

You can buy and sell ETFs via the CommSec trading platform, or you can use the CommSec Pocket app which makes selecting funds easy.

In short

  • Do research before action
  • CommSec platform will give you greater control
  • CommSec Pocket is easy to use and access, but less comprehensive




Before investing in anything, it’s always important to do research. If you’re looking for a tool to help you choose an ETF, you can try the CommSec ETF Screener. Once logged in to the CommSec platform, click on “Quotes & Research”, followed by “Tools” and then “ETF Screener”. From here, you can browse ETFs by a number of categories.

Always read the product disclosure statement (PDS) and make sure you understand the potential risks. If you have any questions, contact your financial adviser. For a refresh on researching investments, visit the CommSec Learn page here.


CommSec Platform


The process of buying and selling ETFs is much the same as shares. Simply log in to your online trading account and place an order using the fund’s ticker, a unique code used to identify each security listed on the exchange. For a detailed guide on how to buy and sell, visit the CommSec Learn page here.

Trading via the platform will give you greater control and access to all the ETFs listed on the ASX. The drawback is that there’s a lot to choose from and you’ll need to conduct your own research to make sure your choice is the right one for you.


Start small with CommSec Pocket


CommSec Pocket is a simple tool that brings investing within your reach. You can start with as little as $50, and gradually build a portfolio.

It offers seven themed options like tech, or the biggest 200 companies on the Aussie market. When you invest via CommSec Pocket, you’ll be buying units in an ETF.

Pocket is easy to use, you don’t need much to start and the ETFs are all reviewed by the CommSec team. The drawback is that you’ll have less choice and ability to customise your strategy.

Click here to learn more about Pocket.


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