Share trading platforms for beginners

Compare the share trading platforms that are suitable for beginner investors.

By   |   Verified by David Boyd   |   Updated 19th September 2022

As seen on

Media - The Sydney Morning Herald
Media - Yahoo Finance
Media - News.com.au
Media - Daily Mail Australia
Media - Australian Fintech
Media - Dynamic Business

Comparing share trading platforms for beginners

eToro

On eToro's website

eToro Service ARSN 637 489 466 Capital at risk. See PDS and TMD

Featured

eToro

Brokerage Fee

$0.00

Tradable Assets

Commodities, Crypto, Forex, Shares

Tradable Indices

AUS200, HKG50, JPN225, NSDQ100, SPX500, UK100, and more

Signup Bonus

None

Highlights

  • Invest in a wide selection of shares, crypto, ETFs, and a number of other assets.
  • Set up a demo account so you can practice trading.
  • Trade like a pro with eToro's copy trading function.
Superhero

On Superhero's website

Brokerage Fee

$0.00

Tradable Assets

ETFs, Shares

Tradable Indices

ASX, NASDAQ, NYSE

Signup Bonus

Sign up & fund your account with A$100 or more and receive US$10 of Tesla stocks on Superhero. T&Cs apply.

Highlights

  • Trade shares and ETFs listed on the ASX and US markets.
  • User-friendly, mobile-first trading experience.
  • Earn Qantas points on eligible trades and transfers.
Stake

On Stake's website

Brokerage Fee

$0.00

Tradable Assets

ETFs, Shares

Tradable Indices

ASX, Chi-X, NASDAQ, NYSE

Signup Bonus

Get $10 when you fund Stake AUS or a FREE US stock when you fund Stake Wall Street. Do both, get both rewards.

Highlights

  • Sign up and fund your account to get a free share worth up to US $150.
  • Invest in shares and ETFs listed on the ASX and US markets.
  • Excellent mobile app and web interface.
Pearler

On Pearler's website

Brokerage Fee

$9.50

Tradable Assets

ETFs, Shares

Tradable Indices

ASX, NASDAQ, NYSE

Signup Bonus

First investment brokerage free

Highlights

  • Take advantage of dollar cost averaging with automated recurring buys.
  • Invest in shares, ETFs, and funds listed on the ASX and US markets.
  • Learn from a community of investors who share their tips and experiences.
Sharesies

Sharesies

Brokerage Fee

0.5%

Tradable Assets

ETFs, Shares

Tradable Indices

ASX, CBOE, NASDAQ, NYSE, NZX

Signup Bonus

None

Highlights

  • Invest in shares and ETFs listed on the ASX, NZ, and US markets.
  • Auto-invest makes it easy to invest regularly and dollar cost average over time.
  • Beautifully designed with new investors in mind.