Invast Online Trading Accounts

Information verified correct on October 26th, 2016

InvastEnjoy state-of-the-art technology and professional service when you trade with Invast, one of the world’s largest global brokerage firms.

With a successful history in the industry, Invast is one of the world’s leading brokerage firms. From shares and forex to indices, commodities and bonds, Invast offers an extensive range of trading options to its customers. It also allows account holders to trade CFDs and global direct market access CFDs, the latter giving traders access to several global market exchanges.

With a choice of platforms from basic share trading accounts to advanced systems that allow you to write your own algorithms, Invast aims to make trading easy for all kinds of investors.

What can I trade with Invast?

From Australian shares and commodities to global CFDs, indices and more, Invast offers a large selection of trading options.

Keep in mind, however, that Invast’s six different trading platforms trade in different securities. For example, while Invast ShareTrading allows you to invest in ASX listed securities, Invast IRESSTrader is used when you want to invest in indices, commodities and share CFDs. Invast MT4, on the other hand, allows you to trade forex, indices and commodities.

Invast lets customers trade the following:


Enjoy access to the full range of currency pairs and a wide range of liquidity providers.


Contracts for difference derive their price from an underlying asset. Invast allows you to trade share CFDs, index CFDs, Commodity CFDs and Forex CFDs.


Direct market access global CFDs give you access to local and global markets and all trades are executed in real-time.

Share trading

As well as ordinary share trading on the ASX, Invast allows you to trade exchange traded funds, hybrid income securities and more.


You can also trade government bonds and bond CFDs.

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What are the features of Invast

Market data

Invast gives you access to live market data, prices and market depth information to help you act quickly to any changes in the market. Dynamic data is also available for an additional fee of $50 per month.


Invast allows you to lodge trades both online and over the phone, with different fee schedules applying to each method. Invast cTrader, MetaTrader 4 and ST24 are available in app form for iPhone and Android smartphones. Phone, email and live chat support are offered to assist you with any questions that you may have.

Order types

At market, at limit and conditional orders can all be placed with Invast which helps you to minimise your trading risk.

Available markets

Invast’s range of CFDs give you access to a large selection of global markets including the German Dax, FTSE, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.

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Service levels

As you can see from the table below, Invast ShareTrading accounts feature a range of different service levels that vary in the way they display market data.

Service LevelFeeMarket Data
SilverFree20 minute delayed dta
Gold$10 per monthLive data - static live prices
Platinum Information Services$79 per monthDynamic live prices
Dynamic Data Website$50 per monthDynamic data

What support or information is available with Invast?

If you need assistance with your Invast account, your trading platform or any specific trades, Invast offers phone and email support via a 24-hour helpdesk and 24-hour dealing desk. Both of these services are open from Monday to Saturday. You can also access instant help from an Invast representative by using the company’s live online chat option.

There are also plenty of other ways you can access help and information, including a useful frequently asked questions section online. A video centre and resources section offer market updates and handy tutorials which offer explanations of some of the finer points of trading.

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What are the fees when using Invast?

The fees charged by Invast can vary greatly depending on the platform you use and the security you are trading. For example, Invast IRESSTrader customers must pay a monthly fee of $50 in order to access the platform. Then, for every Australian direct market access CFD they trade, they will be charged a $10 commission (or 0.1% for trades over $10,000) for online trades, or a $25 commission for trades placed over the phone.

With an Invast ShareTrading account, monthly fees vary from zero to $79 depending on the level of market data you select. When it comes to brokerage fees, trades lodged over the internet or mobile app and valued under $20,000 attract a $19.90 brokerage fee. Trades of $20,000 plus attract a 0.1% brokerage fee.

If you place your share trading order over the phone you’ll be charged $60 or 0.2% of the transaction amount, whichever is greater, plus you’ll also need to pay a $15 administration fee.

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What are the pros and cons of using Invast


  • Choice of platforms. Invast offers multiple platforms that have been specifically designed to help you trade securities of your choice.
  • Competitive fees. The fees charged by Invast are quite competitive when compared with those of other online brokerage firms.
  • Established provider. With a history dating back to 1960, Invast has a well-earned reputation as a trusted brokerage firm.
  • Trading options. Invast offers an extensive range of trading options to suit the needs of experienced investors.


  • Best for experienced traders. Invast’s trading platforms are designed with experienced traders in mind, so their products may be a little harder for casual investors to understand.
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How do I apply for an account with Invast?

Their application can be completed in three easy steps:

  1. Complete an online form
  2. Invast’s support team will assess your application and be in touch
  3. Once you’ve been approved, you can access Invast’s full range of trading platforms and start trading

In order to complete the application form, you will need to provide proof of identity using a combination of physical documents and electronic verification. This could include your driver’s licence, passport and proof of address.

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Help! I have some more questions

I’m a US resident - can I open an account?

No. Invast Australia does not allow US or Japanese residents to apply for an account.

Can I try a demo account?

Yes. Invast allows potential users to sign up for a demo account to sample the features and benefits its trading platforms have to offer. This helps you make an informed decision about the strengths of its trading platforms before you spend any money.

Is there a fee attached to the Invast IRESSTrader account?

Yes. This account attracts an ongoing monthly fee of $50.

How much does it cost to trade Australian direct market access CFDs?

Trades placed online will attract a minimum commission of $8 while phone trades attract a $25 fee.

What is the minimum deposit I need to make to open an account?

There is no minimum balance required to open an account, but if you wish to place a trade you will need to be able to cover the minimum margin required to open a position.

How do I deposit funds into my account?

You can deposit funds into your account electronically via credit or debit card.

I placed a conditional share order - how do I know if it has been triggered?

You will receive an email and SMS (if you opt in) notification that your trade has been placed.

What are the trading platforms that Invast offers?

Invast’s suite of trading platforms includes MetaTrader 4, CTrader, ST24, IRESSTrader, ShareTrading and PortfolioSelect.

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