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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

Buy / sell U.S. stocks

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 www.hsbc.com.hk/inv-sms/ for details.

Why choose U.S. Stock Trading Service?


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 3 clicks at Stock Express Net

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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

Service Charges Table
Services Service Charges
Trade-related services N/A
Buying and selling shares N/A
  • Brokerage fee
Trading through HSBC Stock Express / HSBC Mobile Banking N/A
1st 1000 shares USD18 per transaction(flat fee)
Over 1000 shares Flat fee + USD0.015 per additional share
Trading through manned phonebanking N/A
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 (https://www.euroclear.com/site/public/EF) 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 N/A
  • Online real-time price quote (applicable to HSBC Stock Express / HSBC Mobile Banking)
Free quote entitlement per month
N/A HSBC Premier/ Advance/ Personal Integrated Account customers: 99,999 quotes3
N/A Cost per additional quote
N/A HKD0.1 per quote4
  • Investment order confirmation eAlerts
Nominee service N/A
  • Collection of dividend and other corporate actions
Script handling and settlement-related services N/A
  • Receipt
  • Delivery
USD150 per line of stock
American Depository Receipt (ADR) Fee 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.


  • 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.
  • Eligibility
  • Additional information

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.

Customers are eligible for signing up for the U.S. Stock Trading Service if they are
  • Non-U.S. persons
  • Able to provide a valid identification document such as permanent Hong Kong Identity Card or passport.
  • Non professional market data subscribers8 (Please refer to the NYSE Market Data Agreement for details.)

8 One of the criteria for being classified as 'Non-professional' subscribers is not being engaged as an investment advisor. In brief, "Investment adviser" means any person who, for compensation, engages in the business of advising others, either directly or through publications or writings, as to the value of securities or as to the advisability of investing, purchasing, or selling securities, or who, for compensation and as part of a regular business, issues or promulgates analyses or reports concerning securities.

HSBC's U.S. Stock Trading Service provides trading and custodian services for US stocks listed in NYSE (NYSE Equities Market), NASDAQ and AMEX (NYSE Amex Equities Market). Non-listed US securities are beyond our service scope.

The NYSE Market Data Agreement also known as "Exhibit B Agreement For Market Data Display Services", relates to provision of market data by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). As required by NYSE, every HSBC customer must sign this agreement to confirm that he/she is a "non-professional" market data subscriber before obtaining access to the NYSE's market data.

Effective 5 September 2017, settlement day of the US securities markets is 2 business days after trade execution day (T+2). For buy orders, debit of the purchase amount from your account and deposit of the purchased securities will take place 2 business days after trade execution day. For sell orders, sales proceeds will be credited to your account 2 business days after sale execution day.

Note: Actual settlement date is subject to market arrangement which maybe beyond the stated date due to time zone difference, different lead time required or suspension of business or trading.

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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.