Emerald Trading With Interactive Brokers

Emerald provides both a Do It Yourself (DIY) option and an Advisor Assisted option for placing trades in the market.

Advisor Assisted:

If you are time poor or are new to investing then this option is likely for you. Simply email, call or message your order to the advisor and they will place it for you. They can also help you set stop levels and place more sophisticated orders to market.

Our experienced group of advisors are all active traders and investors, they are here to assist you to place trades into the market. The Advisors also get together each day to provide recommendations which can be accessed via the Emerald Equities subscription.

Do It Yourself (DIY):

For those with some experience you can take advantage of the DIY option. Our platforms are as simple or as sophisticated as you make them. Therefore they are perfect for both beginner or experienced traders. Using this option is our cheapest way to trade, enabling you to maximise returns by minimising costs.

Brokerage Comparison - AUS Shares

Australian - DIY Fees
Trade Size Emerald Commsec NAB Trade ANZ SelfWealth
Minimum $6.60
or 0.088%
$10.00 (Up to $1k)
$19.95 ($1k-$10k)
$29.95 ($10k-$25k)
0.12% (Over $25k)
$14.95 ($5k)
$19.95 ($5k-$20k)
0.11% (Over $20k)
$19.95 ($5k)
$24.95 ($5k-$10k)
$29.95 ($10k-$18k)
$29.95 or 0.11%
$9.50 Flat
$1,000 $6.60 $10.00 $14.95 $19.95 $9.50
$5,001 $6.60 $19.95 $14.95 $24.95 $9.50
$10,001 $6.60 $29.95 $19.95 $29.95 $9.50
$50,000 $44.00 $60.00 $55.00 $55.00 $9.50
Australian - Advisor Assisted Fees
Trade Size Emerald Commsec NAB Trade ANZ SelfWealth
Minimum $33.00
or 0.22%
$59.95 (Up to $10k)
0.52% ($10k to $25k)
0.49% ($25k to $1m)
0.11% (Over $1m)
$59.95 or 0.55%
of trade value
(whichever is greater)
$69.95 (Up to $15k)
0.40% (15k to $55k)
0.35% ($55k to $1m)
0.13% (Over $1m)
$9.50 Flat
$1,000 $33.00 $59.95 $59.95 $69.95 NA
$5,001 $33.00 $59.95 $59.95 $69.95 NA
$10,001 $33.00 $59.95 $59.95 $69.95 NA
$50,000 $110.00 $245.00 $275.00 $200.00 NA

Brokerage Comparison - United States Shares

United States - DIY Fees
Trade Size Emerald Commsec NAB Trade ANZ SelfWealth
Minimum $2.00 or 0.005c
per share or Maximum 1%
$19.95 up to $5,000
$29.95 up to $10,000
0.31% above $10,0001
$14.95 up to $5,000
$19.95 up to $20,000
0.11% above $20,0001
$59 or 0.59% $9.50 Flat
FX Spread usually 1 or 2 bps 60bps 0.50% to 0.80% of
the trade transaction value.
up to 60bps 60bps
$1,000 Commission USD $2.00 $19.95 $14.95 $59.00 $9.50
FX Fee $0.20 $6.00 $8.00 $6.00 $6.00
Total (AUD) $2.94 $33.33 $28.48 $86.83 $19.02
$5,001 Commission USD $2.00 $29.95 $19.95 $59.00 $9.50
FX Fee $1.00 $30.01 $40.01 $30.01 $30.01
Total (AUD) $3.74 $71.04 $67.34 $110.84 $43.03
$10,001 Commission USD $2.00 $31.00 $19.95 $59.00 $9.50
FX Fee $2.00 $60.01 $80.01 $60.01 $60.01
Total (AUD) $4.74 $102.48 $107.34 $140.84 $73.03
$50,000 Commission USD $2.00 $155.00 $200.00 $295.00 $9.50
FX Fee $10.00 $300.00 $400.00 $300.00 $300.00
Total (AUD) $12.74 $512.35 $674.00 $704.15 $313.02
Example based on JPMorgan @ $147 per share and AUD Exchange Rate of 0.73
United States - Advisor Assisted Fees
Trade Size Emerald Commsec NAB Trade ANZ SelfWealth  
Minimum $30.00 or 0.005c
per share or Maximum 1%
$59.95 or 0.52% (up to $25k)
0.49% (25k - $1m)
0.11% (Over $1m)
$59.95 or 0.55% $59 or 0.59% NA
FX Spread usually 1 or 2 bps 60bps 0.50% to 0.80% of
the trade transaction value.
up to 60bps
$1,000 Commission USD $30.00 $59.95 $59.95 $59.00 NA
FX Fee $0.20 $6.00 $8.00 $6.00 NA
Total (AUD) $41.30 $88.13 $90.13 $86.83 NA
$5,001 Commission USD $30.00 $59.95 $59.95 $59.00 NA
FX Fee $1.00 $30.01 $40.01 $30.01 NA
Total (AUD) $42.10 $112.14 $122.14 $110.84 NA
$10,001 Commission USD $30.00 $59.95 $59.95 $59.00 NA
FX Fee $2.00 $60.01 $80.01 $60.01 NA
Total (AUD) $43.10 $142.14 $162.14 $140.84 NA
$50,000 Commission USD $30.00 $245.00 $275.00 $295.00 NA
FX Fee $10.00 $300.00 $400.00 $300.00 NA
Total (AUD) $51.10 $635.65 $776.75 $704.15 NA
Example based on JPMorgan @ $147 per share and AUD Exchange Rate of 0.73

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