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Buy U.S. ETFs in Australia

Stake gives you easy access to U.S.-listed Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

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Invest as little as US$10 in Wall St’s most popular Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), with $3 brokerage for trades up to $30,000 and no FX fees per trade.


Choose from 1,000+ U.S. ETFs as great options to diversify your portfolio in an affordable way.

Cost savings

Investing in ETFs is more cost-effective than directly buying all the underlying assets.

How we compare

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Brokerage (trades up to US$30,000)


US$19.95 to US$29.95 or 0.31%




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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: 4 March 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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  • 6,000+ U.S. stocks
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  • 2,000+ ASX-listed stocks
  • $3 brokerage for trades up to $30,000
  • CHESS-sponsored, so you own shares under your own HIN
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Looking to invest for the long-term? Explore Australia's top ETFs

  • Access the biggest ASX ETFs such as VAS, NDQ, VGS and more
  • $3 brokerage for trades up to $30,000
  • CHESS-sponsored, so you own shares under your own HIN

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More on Exchange Traded Funds


The difference between an index fund and an ETF is that an index fund can only be traded at close of the trading day, while ETFs are bought and sold throughout the trading day. Historically, both index funds and ETFs have performed well but ETFs have a lower minimum investment and can be more tax-efficient.

There are currently 1,000+ U.S. ETFs to pick from on Stake. We’re always adding new ones to our platform, with a recent addition including $BITO. Stake makes buying U.S. ETFs in Australia simple. Sign up in minutes and start trading.

The most traded U.S. ETFs on the Stake platform include TQQQ, SOXL, SQQQ, VOO and UVXY (YTD as of 18 September 2022).

U.S. ETFs can pay dividends if the securities within the fund pay dividends. The ETF issuers are required to pay to shareholders the dividends they’ve collected, but can decide how to distribute the funds: a cash distribution or reinvestment of additional shares in that ETF.

All investments carry risks, so it’s important to do your own research and only invest what you can afford to lose. Having said that, ETFs have been known to carry less risk than other financial assets because they are diversified. Some ETFs are riskier than others, but you may be able to find a fund with stable returns for a long-term hold. If you have a higher risk tolerance, you can buy Australian ETFs or U.S. ETFs with a higher risk/reward ratio.

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) is the biggest ETF in the U.S. market, with an AUM of US$389,889,000,000.00 and an avg. trading volume (1 month) of 63,291,672 (as of 22 August 2022).

There are over a dozen U.S. ETFs that follow the S&P 500, with the 3 biggest (by assets under management) being SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) and Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO).

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