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Stocks and ETFs

About Stocks and ETFs

Stocks are one of the most popular investments among retail investors. They represent ownership in a company and enable shareholders to share in its performance.

Exchange-traded funds ("ETFs") are another popular investment product seeing an increasing demand from retail investors.

Stocks and ETFs are generally liquid and are traded in transparent, well-regulated markets.

Hong Kong stock

HSBC Broking offers flexible and customised stock trading capabilities with mutli-channel order placement services, secured credit facilities and real-time stock market information.

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) Closing Auction Session (CAS)

HKEX introduced the CAS in its securities market to facilitate extended trade execution at securities’ closing prices, starting 25 July 2016. Customers of HSBC Broking are able to participate in the CAS.

For more information about the CAS, please visit the HKEX website using the hyperlink below:

https://www.hkex.com.hk/cas/en/index.htm

The HKEX Volatility Control Mechanism (VCM)

The VCM in the securities market and the derivatives market was launched on 22 August 2016 and 16 January 2017 respectively. The VCM is designed to prevent drastic price volatility arising from automated trading and serves to alert the market with a temporary cooling-off period for participants to reassess their strategies and positions.

For more information about the VCM, please visit the HKEX website using the hyperlink below:

https://www.hkex.com.hk/vcm/en/index.htm

US and overseas stock

HSBC Broking offers comprehensive trading services in major stock markets around the world, including the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and more. For more information about the trading hours of stock exchanges around the world, please click here [PDF].

Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Connect (China Connect)

HSBC Broking offers securities trading services under the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Connect to help you capture investment opportunities in the China A-share market.

For more information about the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Connect, please click here [PDF].

For more information about the key risks relating to the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Connect, please click here [PDF].

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

Similar to stocks, ETFs are open-ended funds that can be bought and sold on stock exchanges. They can provide investors with returns that replicate the performance of their underlying assets through different tracking strategies, such as full replication or synthetic replication. 

HSBC Broking offers ETF trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and other major markets around the world. Available ETFs cover a wide range of underlying assets, e.g. equities, commodities and fixed income, etc.

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