The freedom to invest how you want, when you want
Research, buy, or sell investments with confidence.
Take control of your portfolio with HSBC InvestDirect – our self-directed online investing tool that lets you research, analyze, and track the performance of your stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or ETFs.
Watch a quick video and take a tour of our platform to see how easy and intuitive trading online with InvestDirect can be.
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Make your investing journey more rewarding with a trading bonus of up to $500†
Climb to new heights when you take charge of your investments. For a limited time, until December 31, 2023, get $2 back per trade on North American online equity and ETF trades, for a trading bonus of up to $500.† Plus, select HSBC InvestDirect registered accounts can now be opened in Canadian and US Dollars to reduce currency conversion costs.
Manage your accounts and trade while on the go
- Portfolio overviews
- Order status and transaction history
- Real-time quotes and trades
- Real-time access to North American and international markets
Take control of your investments
Unparalleled global reach
Access to 30 domestic and international markets.
Plus, registered accounts can be opened in US dollars to reduce currency conversion costs.
Preferred pricing and benefits
Enjoy our exclusive banking and brokerage preferred pricing with your combined assets at HSBC.
An investment account with tax advantages offered by the Canadian government.
Registered accounts can be opened in Canadian and US Dollars to reduce currency conversion costs.
Taxable investment accounts.
Non-personal investment account to suit your needs.
- Equities and ETFsBuild your portfolio from a wide range of equities and ETFs.
- Canadian and U.S. optionsFull range of option contracts available – including equity and index – on major North American exchanges.
- Mutual fundsDiversify your portfolio and own shares in professionally-managed investments.
- Fixed incomeWe give you the opportunity to diversify your portfolio with a broad range of fixed income products.
- GICsChoose GICs with various maturity options to generate steady and stable cash flows while preserving your capital.
- New issues (initial public offerings)Capitalize on new opportunities as soon as they are available.
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Investment products do not guarantee profits and contain varying levels of risk and complexity. Investors should understand the nature and risks of each product and carefully consider each investment in the context of their individual risk tolerance and return objectives before investing.
HSBC InvestDirect does not provide investment advice or recommendations regarding any investment decisions or securities transactions.
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 Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.
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The information provided on this Site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation. This Site should not be considered as communicating any invitation or inducement to engage in banking or investment activity or any offer to buy or sell any securities or other instruments outside Canada.
2 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.
4 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.
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 lower active trading rates from the 4th calendar day of the month until the 3rd calendar day of the following month. For example, on April 4, 2021, we will count the number of Qualifying Trades in the Personal Accounts or Non-Personal Accounts for the Trading Period from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021. If you qualify as an Active Trader, you will receive the lower active trading rates on all trades conducted in any of the Personal Accounts or Non-Personal Accounts from April 4, 2021 to May 3, 2021. To continue to receive the lower active trading 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 lower active trading rates. The trade count for Non-Personal Accounts are not combined with the trade count for Personal Accounts, and vice versa.
We reserve the right to refuse or terminate the lower Active Trader rates for your Personal Account(s) or Non-Personal Account(s) if we suspect or discover that you are abusing the proper and intended purpose of the lower rates for Active Traders.
These terms are in addition to all other terms and conditions related to your Personal Account(s) and Non-Personal Account(s).
The availability of the Active Trading rates is subject to the absolute discretion of HSBC InvestDirect and may be changed and cancelled at anytime without notice.
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. HSBC InvestDirect does not provide investment advice or recommendations regarding any investment decisions or securities transactions.
† Terms and conditions apply. Offer ends December 31, 2023. For full details about the offer refer to the terms and conditions.