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Finder Awards 2020 Best Share Trading Platform (Features)

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This platform offers a range trading tools and features including advanced charting tools, stock analysis, watchlists and conditional orders. Users can access global and Australian share markets, including the ASX and CHI-X, managed funds, options, warrants, forex and CFDs.

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Methodology: Best Share Trading Platform (Features)

Here's how our expert analysts assessed the Best Share Trading Platform (Features) category to pick the 2020 winner.

We use a proprietary algorithm that calculates the ranking of our share trading platforms based on fees, features, available markets and user experience. For more information about how we calculated our categories, see Finder's share trading ranking page.

Due to the complicated nature of broker fees, we set these assumptions:

  • Where fees are priced in different global currencies, the rates are based on the exchange rate set as of 28 April 2020.
  • Where fees are based on a dollar per share structure, we've used a nominal share price of $10 per share.
  • In cases where fees are charged as a percentage of total holdings, we assume the total trade value per month is 10% of total holdings. For example, if you make 1 trade of $100 per month, the assumption is your total holdings equal $1000.
  • In cases where the broker offers both CHESS and issuer sponsored shares, we have used the least expensive option in terms of broker fees.

Selection and weighting

We rate brokers primarily on the range of available features, including whether the broker offered ASX shares, global shares and other markets such as Chi-X, forex, CFDs, options and unlisted managed funds. Brokers were also ranked higher if they offered a wide range of trading tools such as conditional orders, charting tools, news and educational resources.

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