Australia Stock Market Trading

Trade Across 12 International Markets Including Australia

A well-developed market benefiting from its resource endowment

Australia is the world’s seventh and Asia-Pacific’s first most prosperous economy. Its wealth of natural resources (including coal, iron ore, copper, gold, natural gas, and uranium) as well as its trade and investment ties with Asia has powered its economic growth and development.

As a country known for its rich natural resources, Australia is home to a number of mining companies including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals and Newcrest Mining. Oil and energy companies such as Santos Limited, Origin Energy and Woodside Petroleum also count Australia as their home country.

Although the resource-rich nation is well-known for its minerals and fuels that made up over half of its exports, this triple-A rated economy is predominantly services based. 80% of its GDP is generated by service sectors including finance, construction, health-care, transport and warehouse, wholesale and retail, education and training, information and telecom.

The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) is the main market exchange where you can invest in Australian publicly listed companies.

Mature and robust regulatory system

As one of the developed economies in the world, Australia has a strong regulatory and compliance system that governs its financial markets. Its high standing and positive reputation in the global financial markets has attracted international businesses to list in the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). This also means a strong inflow of international investments to Australian companies and businesses.

Investing in the Australian stock market

If you are looking to invest in the Australian stock market, you will have access to some of the world’s leading companies including miners, banks and other investment management firms. While buying and selling stocks listed in the ASX is the most direct way of participating in this market, you can also trade Exchange Trade Funds (ETFs), options and other instruments to diversify your portfolio.

Leading companies and investment opportunities in Australia

If you want to diversify your portfolio and want to consider investing in Australia, here are some of the leading Australian companies you can invest in:

  • Mining and Resources – BHP, Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metails, Newcrest Mining
  • Energy – Woodside Petroleum, Santos, Origin Energy
  • Banking and Finance – Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank, Westpac, ANZ Bank, Macquarie Bank
  • Healthcare – CSL, Cochlear, Blackmores
  • Listed Investment Companies – Perpetual, Platinum Asset Management, Pinnacle Investment

Why invest in Australian stock market?

  • The abundance of minerals and energy resources
  • Well-developed and highly-regarded financial market
  • World's 3rd freest economy - free flow of capital and information
  • Economically and politically stable
  • Growth opportunities in a low-risk environment
  • Strong commodities demand underpinned by growth of its biggest export client – China

To invest in the Australian Stock Exchange, you can use the Monex Securities Australia multi-market platform. This easy to use platform gives you access to more than 50,000 listed securities in 12 global markets including the US, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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Access to over 50,000 listed securities with low brokerage worldwide.

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Dedicated Relationship Manager to assist with any research or enquiries on international markets.

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Established in 1999 as Japan's first online broker and now over 12 offices with over US$40 billion in assets worldwide.

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Powerful Order Types

We provide a collection of powerful online trading order types to fit your trading strategy. Simply pre-set your orders and let our system do the work for you.

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Manage your investments across markets under one account number.

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Multi-Market Watchlist

Watchlist is a perfect tool to help you keep a close eye on your investments in international share markets. Add stocks from 12 international stock markets into one watchlist.

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We give access to exchange listed securities in 12 international stock trading markets across Asia and the United States, which covers around 70% of world market value.

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Market Basic (Data Source: WFE JUNE 2019)

Australia Stock Exchange (ASX)

  • Market Capitalization: $1.45 (USD Trillion) 
  • No. of Listed Companies: 2,122 (as of May 2019)

Exchange Trading Hours

  • Pre-Open trading hours: 7:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Normal Trading hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm