How do I trade with CommSec?

Once your account is set up, there are a few different ways you are able to place a trade.


To place a trade online, log into your CommSec account and navigate to Trading > Shares: Place Order.

This video walks you through how to place an order on the CommSec website.

The video has two parts:

  • The first part from 00:07 runs through two quick examples to buy and to sell
  • The second part from 01:37 runs through step-by-step each field and how you can manage your order after it’s placed

On the mobile app

Using your smartphone or tablet, you can place a trade on the go via the CommSec mobile app. For a video demonstration of the app click here, or you can download the app at the App Store or Google Play.

Over the phone

If you don't have access to the internet or a smartphone, you can call CommSec and we can place a trade on your behalf.

Please note, brokerage rates will vary depending if trades are placed online or over the phone. For a list of brokerage rates, click here.


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