What happens after I've placed my first trade?

Congratulations on placing your first trade with CommSec! To ensure the settlement of the trade goes smoothly, please take note of below:

Order Confirmation

Upon execution of your trade, a confirmation will be sent to you either by email or post, based on your order confirmation preferences. The order confirmation will provide information about the trade which will include the stock that was purchased, number of units, amount due and settlement date.

Multiple trades

If you execute multiple buy and sell orders within a couple days, the orders may be subject to our offsetting policy where only the difference between the trades will need to be settled.

Search for "trades offset" or look at our related support links on this page.


It is important to ensure that you link a bank account to your trading account which can be debited and credited for transactions. For more information on how to pay for your shares, please click here.

Search for "settlement" or look at our related support links on this page.

Viewing your shares

To view and keep track of your share portfolio simply navigate to Portfolio or click here.

For further assistance, please call CommSec on 13 15 19 or +61 2 9115 1417 if calling from overseas (Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm, Sydney time).



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