$0 Commission Rates for Active Traders1
Become an Active Trader to take advantage of this promotional pricing - Starting April 4th until December 31st, 2020.
Investing for yourself using InvestDirect can be an incredibly fulfilling practice in your life. It’s perfect for the independent, self-starter who wants to challenge themselves and conquer the world of online investing.
To help you pursue your investment dreams, we have two great investment offers.
- Open a new HSBC InvestDirect account to get 60 days of free North American online equity and ETF trading, up to 60 trades.
- Take advantage of the 60 days of Free Trading offer to get you on your way to becoming an Active Trader so you can get promotional pricing1.
To become an Active Trader1, you must make 150+ trades per quarter over a rolling three-month period to qualify.
Why choose HSBC InvestDirect?
Access to 30 domestic and international markets.
Settle transactions in 10 different currencies.
Enjoy our exclusive banking and brokerage preferred pricing with your combined assets at HSBC.
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HSBC InvestDirect products
Equities and ETFs
Access to more markets than any other Canadian direct brokers
Invest in ETFs with no minimum investment requirements
Build your portfolio from a wide range of equities and ETFs.
Canadian and U.S. options
Trade on any North American options exchange
Trade options in Canadian or US dollars
Take advantage of market fluctuations by considering Options investing.
Enjoy long-term investment opportunities
Generate a steady income stream
Invest in Canadian and foreign bonds (government and corporate)
We give you the opportunity to diversify your portfolio with a broad range of fixed income products.
Generate steady and stable cash flow
Choose from more than 400 CDIC-eligible GICs
Use redeemable GICs while deciding on long-term investments
Choose GICs with various maturity options to generate steady and stable cash flows while preserving your capital.
New issues (initial public offerings)
Capitalize on IPOs as soon as they are issued
Subscribe to IPO email notifications
Choose IPOs from across a range of asset classes
HSBC InvestDirect preferred services
HSBC Premier5 client investing benefits
Enjoy preferred pricing
Benefit from exclusive trading rates
Access dedicated support 24/7
Experience more of what the world has to offer with HSBC Premier.
HSBC Advance6 client investing benefits
Simplify your day-to-day finances and investments
Benefit from preferred trading rates
Enjoy preferential rates on debit and margin balances
Take advantage of your HSBC Advance client status and benefit from preferential trading rates and valuable client discounts.
Active Trader Pricing
Our lowest flat-fee online trades
Benefit from preferred trading rates
Enjoy preferential rates on debit and margin balances
Trade directly on 30 global stock exchanges
Gain access to China’s three stock exchanges
Invest and settle in 10 different currencies
The greater your global reach, the greater the number of investment opportunities you can take advantage of.
Systematic Investment Plan
Invest automatically to maximize long-term return potential
Avoid high minimum purchase amounts
Start with as little as $100 a month
Add discipline to your investment strategy.
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1 An Active Trader is a person who conducts at least 150 Qualifying Trades (defined below) during the Trading Period (defined below) in either (a) their HSBC InvestDirect (personal sole and joint accounts (the “Personal Accounts”) or (b) their non-personal account(s) (the “Non-Personal Accounts”). A Qualifying Trade can be any of the following: (i) online equity, ETF or option orders traded on a North American exchange, (ii) online equity trades on an International exchange except Hong Kong, (iii) any telephone equity trades, ETF or option orders on a North American or International exchange. Active Trader Rates are disclosed in our Commissions Schedule.
Every month we will determine if you are an Active Trader. Specifically, on the 4th calendar day of every month we will add up the number of Qualifying Trades you conducted in the Personal Accounts or Non-Personal Accounts for the preceding 3 month period (the “Trading Period”). If at least 150 Qualifying Trades were conducted in the Personal Accounts or Non-Personal Accounts during the Trading Period, you will receive for the Personal Accounts or Non-Personal Accounts, as applicable, the Active Trader Rates from the 4th calendar day of the month until the 3rd calendar day of the following month. For example, on April 4, 2020, we will count the number of Qualifying Trades in the Personal Accounts or Non-Personal Accounts for the Trading Period from January 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020. If you qualify as an Active Trader, you will receive the Active Trader Rates in any of the Personal Accounts or Non-Personal Accounts from April 4, 2020 to May 3, 2020. To continue to receive Active Trader Rates, you must qualify every 4th calendar day of a month based on the trading activity during the Trading Period. As soon as you do not qualify, we will charge you the regular trading rates until you qualify again.
We will automatically assess whether you qualify for Active Trader Rates. The trade count for Non-Personal Accounts is not combined with the trade count for Personal Accounts, and vice versa.
Active Trader Rates are only available if you qualify as an Active Trader (as explained above). The zero commissions limited time offer for Active Traders is only available for North American online equity and ETF trading (excludes Option and Fixed Income Trades).
3 The HK$288 commission applies for online trades between HK$0-1,999,999. For online trades HK$2,000,000 & over, 0.10% commission applies. See Global Trading Commissions for more details.
5HSBC Premier eligibility requires you to have an active Premier chequing account and maintain a $100,000 balance in combined personal deposits and investments with HSBC Bank Canada and its subsidiaries. Monthly banking package fees may apply.
6 HSBC Advance requires you to have an active HSBC Advance chequing account, and maintain combined personal deposits and investments with HSBC Bank Canada and its subsidiaries of $5,000 or hold personal HSBC Bank Canada residential mortgage with original amount of $150,000 or greater. Some exclusions apply. A monthly fee will be charged if you do not meet at least one of the conditions above. For full details regarding any fees which may apply please refer to the Personal Service Charges/Statement of Disclosure available at any HSBC Bank Canada branch or online at www.hsbc.ca. HSBC Advance customers must also have a HSBC Advance Chequing Account (CAD). The monthly fee will be charged to your HSBC Advance Chequing Account (CAD) if you do not meet the eligibility criteria or fall within the following grace periods. A new HSBC Advance customer has 3 months from the date they open an account to meet the eligibility criteria. HSBC Advance customers under the Advance Newcomer program (for landed immigrants, foreign workers or new residents of Canada within the past three years) have 6 months from the date they open an account to meet the eligibility criteria. Transaction fees apply to HSBC Advance MasterCard. Transaction and other fees apply to the High Rate Savings Account and other banking services not included in HSBC Advance.
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.