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U.S. Stock Trading

Trade on the U.S. stock market 24 hours a day with our one-stop, hassle-free service

Trading U.S. stocks with brokerage as low as USD18 per trade

Enjoy the one-stop shop service from account management to U.S. stocks, Hong Kong stocks and China A shares trading through our 24-hour stock trading channels.

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HSBC Personal Internet Banking Users

Important notice: From mid-July 2018, we will be sending notification to you on execution of trades you conduct online or via our mobile apps. Please ensure that you have provided us with a valid mobile phone number to receive such notification via SMS, or you will not be able to trade online or via our mobile apps after mid-July. You can update your mobile phone number via Personal Internet Banking or any HSBC branches in HK. View for details.

Why choose U.S. stock trading service?

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Flexible

24-hour stock order placement via Stock Express, HSBC Mobile Banking and manned phone

Low brokerage fee

As low as USD18 per trade


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Hassle free & Easy to use

Trade both H.K. and U.S. stocks through the same account and trading channels. Stock order placement with just three clicks at Stock Express Net

How to invest/get started with HSBC

How do I register for the service?

  1. Open an investment services account (with account suffix 380) with HSBC by visiting any HSBC branch if you do not have one.
  2. Duly complete the following 3 forms and submit them at any branch or mail to The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, P.O. Box No. 74523, Kowloon Central Post Office.

Note: Please seek your own independent professional advice for filling out the W-8BEN form and the NYSE Market Data Agreement where necessary.

Log on to Stock Express to manage your U.S. stock portfolio

How much does it cost?

U.S. Stock Trading Standard Charges

Services

Service Charges

Trade-related services

 

Buying and selling shares

 

  • Brokerage fee
 

Trading through HSBC Stock Express / HSBC Mobile Banking

 

1st 1000 shares

USD18 per transaction(flat fee)

Over 1000 shares

Flat fee + USD0.015 per additional share

Trading through manned phonebanking

 

1st 1000 shares

USD38 per transaction(flat fee)

Over 1000 shares

Flat fee + USD0.015 per additional share

   

    SEC fee (for sell transaction only)

0.0013%1 of transaction amount (effective 18 May 2018)

   
  • French Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) - for purchase of eligible French companies listed in US as American Depository Receipt (ADR). Please refer to Euroclear France  for latest eligible French company list.

0.3% of the purchase amount for trades settled on 1 Jan 2017 and thereafter for French companies listed in US and eligible for FTT

   
  • Italian Financial Transaction Tax (IFTT) - for purchase of eligible Italian companies with market capitalization more than Euro 500m and listed in US as ADR, effective 1 March 2013 (Collected for Italian Government)

0.10% on the net settlement amount

(Tax deduction from the intraday netting permitted based on the weighted average purchase price and the net purchase share quantity executed in the same day)

Account Maintenance

Safe Custody Service

 
  • Maintenance Fee

USD5 per month2 (waived until 31 Dec 2018)

Online information services

 
  • Online real-time price quote (applicable to HSBC Stock Express / HSBC Mobile Banking)

Free quote entitlement per month

 

HSBC Premier/ Advance/ Personal Integrated Account customers: 99,999 quotes3

 

Cost per additional quote

 

HKD0.1 per quote4

  • Investment order confirmation eAlertsFree

Free

Nominee service

 
  • Collection of dividend and other corporate actions

Free5

Script handling and settlement-related services

 
  • Receipt

Free5

  • Delivery

USD150 per line of stock

American Depository Receipt (ADR) Fee

USD0.01 - 0.05 per share6

How much does it cost?

U.S. Stock Trading Standard Charges

Services

Trade-related services

Service Charges

 

Services

Buying and selling shares

Service Charges

 

Services

  • Brokerage fee

Service Charges

 

Services

Trading through HSBC Stock Express / HSBC Mobile Banking

Service Charges

 

Services

1st 1000 shares

Service Charges

USD18 per transaction(flat fee)

Services

Over 1000 shares

Service Charges

Flat fee + USD0.015 per additional share

Services

Trading through manned phonebanking

Service Charges

 

Services

1st 1000 shares

Service Charges

USD38 per transaction(flat fee)

Services

Over 1000 shares

Service Charges

Flat fee + USD0.015 per additional share

Services

 

Service Charges

 

Services

    SEC fee (for sell transaction only)

Service Charges

0.0013%1 of transaction amount (effective 18 May 2018)

Services

 

Service Charges

 

Services

  • French Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) - for purchase of eligible French companies listed in US as American Depository Receipt (ADR). Please refer to Euroclear France  for latest eligible French company list.

Service Charges

0.3% of the purchase amount for trades settled on 1 Jan 2017 and thereafter for French companies listed in US and eligible for FTT

Services

 

Service Charges

 

Services

  • Italian Financial Transaction Tax (IFTT) - for purchase of eligible Italian companies with market capitalization more than Euro 500m and listed in US as ADR, effective 1 March 2013 (Collected for Italian Government)

Service Charges

0.10% on the net settlement amount

(Tax deduction from the intraday netting permitted based on the weighted average purchase price and the net purchase share quantity executed in the same day)

Services

Account Maintenance

Safe Custody Service

Service Charges

 

Services

  • Maintenance Fee

Service Charges

USD5 per month2 (waived until 31 Dec 2018)

Services

Online information services

Service Charges

 

Services

  • Online real-time price quote (applicable to HSBC Stock Express / HSBC Mobile Banking)

Service Charges

Free quote entitlement per month

Services

 

Service Charges

HSBC Premier/ Advance/ Personal Integrated Account customers: 99,999 quotes3

Services

 

Service Charges

Cost per additional quote

Services

 

Service Charges

HKD0.1 per quote4

Services

  • Investment order confirmation eAlertsFree

Service Charges

Free

Services

Nominee service

Service Charges

 

Services

  • Collection of dividend and other corporate actions

Service Charges

Free5

Services

Script handling and settlement-related services

Service Charges

 

Services

  • Receipt

Service Charges

Free5

Services

  • Delivery

Service Charges

USD150 per line of stock

Services

American Depository Receipt (ADR) Fee

Service Charges

USD0.01 - 0.05 per share6

1SEC fee is subject to review by U.S. Securities Commission (SEC) from time to time.

2Maintenance Fee is waived until 31 Dec 2018. Customers are also entitled to Maintenance fee waiver afterwards for one month if he / she has conducted at least 1 U.S. stock buy or sell transaction during that month.

3All unused quotes will not be carried forward.

4The fee incurred will be debited from your designated or default charge account on the 4th / 5th working day of the following month, depending on the account type and is payable upon closure of accounts where the account is closed before the payment date.

5Customers will need to pay if there is any out of pocket cost incurred.

6Customers holding ADRs may be charged ADR fee regularly (e.g. annually) by the Depository Receipts Agent through HSBC. Fees will be automatically deducted from your HSBC Integrated Account(s) and shown on your statement(s) as "ADR fee". ADR fee is subject to the final confirmation from the Depository Receipts Agent and the captioned price range is for reference only.

Note:

  • There may be other fees, charges, levies, tax and interest that apply to certain securities or particular security trading services provided by the Bank that are introduced and/or charged by the relevant service providers, government or regulatory bodies. The Customer is fully responsible for such fees, charges, levies, tax and interest. Please make enquiry with the Bank for details.
  • Charges are subject to change without notice.
  • The Bank does not provide investment advice. The purchases and sales of securities involve an element of risk and securities prices are subject to upward and downward adjustments and may become valueless. It is as likely that losses will be incurred rather than profit made as a result of buying and selling securities. Full details of the terms and conditions of the above services are available on request.

Investment involves risk. You should carefully consider whether any investment products or services mentioned herein are appropriate for you in view of your investment experience, objectives, financial resources and relevant circumstances. The price of securities may move up or down and may become valueless. Losses may be incurred rather than profits made as a result of buying and selling securities.

The Bank does not provide investment advice. Investment involves risk. The price of stocks may move up or down. 

Losses may be incurred as well as profit made as a result of buying and selling stocks. Full details of the terms and conditions of the above services are available on request. 

The information shown is based on data obtained from sources believed to be reliable but the Bank and the concerned Information Provider(s) make no representation and accept no responsibility as to its accuracy or completeness and shall not be held liable for damages arising out of any person's reliance upon this information. This information is neither a recommendation, an offer to sell, nor solicitation of an offer to purchase any investment. The prices quoted and the other information shown are for reference only and are subject to change without notice.