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Unrivalled access to U.S. shares & ETFs

Seamlessly trade 9,500+ Wall St stocks from Australia with $3 brokerage.

Why invest in U.S. stocks with Stake?

Fractional shares

Own a slice of the world's biggest stocks investing as little as US$10. 

Simple brokerage

Buy and sell U.S. shares with US$3 brokerage on trades up to US$30k (and 0.01% brokerage on trades above US$30k).

Broad opportunities

Get access to over 9,500 U.S. stocks, ETFs, government bonds, OTC securities and more.

Extended Hours trading

Get active on Wall St during pre-market and after hours, for a total of 16 hours a day.

How we compare

Our brokerage stacked up against the rest





Brokerage (trades up to US$30,000)


Or 0.12% (whichever is greater) 

(minimum trade size $1,000)


US$2 up to US$20k

Brokerage (trades over US$30,000)






FX Fee






U.S securities offered

Stocks, ETFs and OTC securities

Stocks, ETFs and OTC securities

Stocks and ETFs only

Stocks and ETFs only

Stocks and ETFs only

*Last reviewed: 3 June 2023. The information displayed in the pricing comparison table is not exhaustive and is subject to changes. For up-to-date competitor pricing and product offers, visit their websites.

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Transfer your shares and get rewarded

Transfer U.S. shares worth US$500+ to Stake and get a Dropbox stock on us. Better yet, you’ll consolidate your portfolio with the platform that has received Canstar’s 2023 Outstanding Value Award - Trader, Online Share Trading. The transfer process is simple, seamless and only takes a few minutes to initiate.

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1000's of 5-star reviews

As a former commsec user, I love how easy the app is to navigate and with ASX now available switching between markets is easy.


I've never written an App review before, but Stake really has continued to wow me.


I started using Stake for US trading, and recently (very easily) transferred my ASX portfolio across to utilise the cheap trades.


Switched from nabtrade. Much better experience. Far cheaper.


A well designed and easy to use app to trade on the USA and AUS markets.

Kristan M

We make buying U.S. stocks from Australia easy

Seamless access to the world’s biggest markets

Stake investors have unrivalled access to two of the world’s major stock exchanges: NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). From stocks to index funds or ETFs to OTCs, there are always potential opportunities afoot. Have a look at Stake’s most traded U.S. shares from last month and see what our investors have been trading.

Choose simple, transparent brokerage fees

Three is the number. That’s your brokerage fee for all Stake trades up to $30,000 – no matter the investment product, the same brokerage fee applies, and nothing else. Trading above $30,000, you’ll pay 0.01% instead.

Protected for up to US$500,000

Our U.S. partner DriveWealth, LLC is registered with U.S. regulator FINRA and is a member of SIPC, which means your securities are protected for up to US$500,000 (including US$250,000 for claims for cash).

Grow your portfolio on the go

Browse, monitor and trade over 9,500 U.S. and Aussie securities on a powerful, intuitive investing platform that fits right in your pocket. With the Stake investing app (iOS and Android) you can catch the latest market news, check on your holdings or make a trade as soon as you see an opportunity.

Most actively traded U.S. shares on Stake in June

TickerCompany NamePriceMarket Cap
NVDA logo


NVIDIA Corporation$123.54$3.05TTrade now
GME logo


GameStop Corp.$24.69$8.81BTrade now
TSLA logo


Tesla, Inc.$197.88$629.61BTrade now
AAPL logo


Apple, Inc.$210.62$3.28TTrade now
AMZN logo


Amazon.com Inc.$193.25$2.06TTrade now
See the full list of most traded U.S. shares on Stake.
Data as of 30 June 2024 for share price and market cap. The information displayed in the table is based on trade volume on Stake's trading platform for the previous month and should not be relied on to make investment decisions. This is for information purposes only and is not a recommendation to invest in the securities listed. It does not constitute financial product advice. We recommend that you do your own research and consider your own personal financial needs, objectives and circumstances before making any investment decision. Stake does not accept any responsibility for any decisions made based on the data provided.

How to buy U.S. stocks in Australia

1. Sign up

It takes just minutes to sign up and all you need is some I.D.

2. Fund your account

Activate Stake Wall St, fund your account and get access to U.S.-listed stocks and ETFs

3. Place an order

Select an investment, place an order and monitor your portfolio

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Investing in U.S. stocks FAQs

Buying U.S. stocks in Australia has become a simple process and we’ve made it even easier – just follow the steps below:

  1. Download the Stake app and sign up. All you need is some I.D. to create your account.
  2. Activate your Stake Wall St account in the app. 
  3. Choose your preferred deposit method and deposit USD with credit/debit card, Apple Pay, Google Pay or a direct bank transfer. Once you fund, we'll also take care of your W-8BEN form for you, digitally. 
  4. Browse, research and determine the U.S. securities you’re interested in.
  5. Place an order on your chosen U.S. stock.
  6. Monitor your new holdings on the Stake app.

With Stake, you can invest in 9,500+ stocks and ETFs including Apple ($AAPL), Microsoft ($MSFT), S&P 500 Vanguard ETF ($VOO) and Amazon ($AMZN), to name a few.  Browse all U.S.-listed companies available to buy on the Stake platform. Want to know what’s popular with Stake investors? See the top 20 most traded U.S. shares from last month.

There are over 1,000 U.S. ETFs available to trade on Stake with many types including broad market, index tracking, sector, bonds, commodity, leveraged, active and thematic. Learn more about buying U.S. ETFs in Australia.

Investors can buy over-the-counter stocks in Australia through the Stake platform. Simply search for your desired OTC security and choose from over 100 of them, including big names like Adidas ($ADDYY), Nissan ($NSANY) and LVMH ($LVMUY).

We don’t charge FX fees per trade. Our only trading fee is a brokerage fee of US$3 for trades up to US$30,000 or 0.01% on trades above US$30,000.

Transferring your U.S. shares is paperless and only takes minutes to initiate. Not only is it free from our end, but when you transfer a U.S. portfolio over US$500 to Stake, you're rewarded with a bonus $DBX stock.

With Stake, investors can buy a slice of premium U.S. shares from only US$10 thanks to fractional shares. So if you thought you needed to invest in large chunks to access the U.S. stock market in Australia, think again.

When you create an account with Stake, you can also access over 2,500 ASX-listed companies. To invest in Australian shares, simply tap ‘Stake AUS’ on the app and trade with CHESS sponsorship from just $3 brokerage.

Our main sources of revenue are:

  • FX fees: applies only when depositing or withdrawing USD, not on every trade
  • Convenience fees: for optional features such as FastFunds
  • Interest: earned on cash sitting in accounts
  • Stake Black memberships
  • Our simple brokerage fees

Your first U.S. stock is on us

Simply sign up and fund Stake Wall St to earn a full share of Nike, Dropbox or GoPro.
Plus, get A$10 of trading credit when you fund Stake AUS.

Terms and Conditions Apply.

This is for information purposes only and is not a recommendation to invest in the securities listed. It does not constitute financial product advice. We recommend that you do your own research and consider your own personal financial needs, objectives and circumstances before making any investment decision. It may be appropriate to speak with a licensed financial adviser. No representation or warranty is made as to the timeliness, reliability, accuracy or completeness of the material and Stake does not accept any responsibility arising from errors in, or omissions from, the data.

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