Global Investing | HSBC Canada

Unparalleled global reach

The greater your global reach, the greater the number of investment opportunities you can take advantage of. Only HSBC InvestDirect1 provides you with the power to trade in over 20 of the world's major stock markets and provides you with the pricing, tools and insight needed to make more informed investment decisions.

Gain a global advantage

Canadian equities only constitute approximately 4% of the developed world's total market capitalization, meaning some of the world's most attractive investments are beyond our borders.

Make informed and strategic investment decisions and explore international markets with confidence using the world-class research and investment tools available to you through your HSBC InvestDirect account.

Benefits of building a global portfolio at HSBC InvestDirect:

  • Access – Reach 20 global markets, including all 3 exchanges in the world's biggest and most influential emerging economy, China

See all exchanges, by country name

  • Lower trading costs – Pay the lowest online Hong Kong Exchange trading commission in Canada (HK$2882). If you are an HSBC Premier or HSBC Advance client, you may also be eligible for up to 20% off international
    trading rates
  • Control – Gain more control over your foreign exposure with direct access to more of the world's developed and emerging markets than through any other online broker in Canada
  • Foreign currency – Invest and settle trades with HSBC in 10 different currencies: Hong Kong dollars, British pounds, Euros, Japanese yen, Australian dollars, New Zealand dollars, Singapore dollars, Swiss francs, and Canadian and US dollars
  • Custom quote views – Create up to 10 Quote Lists to quickly and conveniently determine the status of securities in which you've invested or are considering
  • Real-time notification – Be ready to make investment decisions at any time with HSBC InvestDirect Alerts service

Global trading commissions

Trade online

Trade by phone

1 HSBC InvestDirect is a division of HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of, but separate entity from, HSBC Bank Canada. HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc. is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

2 The HK$288 commission applies for trades between HK$0-1,999,999. For trades HK$2,000,000 & over, 0.10% commission applies. Visit our Global Trading Commissions page for more details.

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