Many Malaysians who are new to investing want to know how to start a Malaysian brokerage account and buy equities/shares in Malaysia.
4 things to consider when opening a brokerage account in Malaysia
1: Direct CDS or Nominee CDS account?
Investors who wish to trade in stocks listed on Bursa Malaysia must open CDS (Central Depository System) account with brokers.
Securities/Stocks bought will be credited into CDS Accounts that the investors have opened. Likewise, these securities will be debited from the CDS Accounts.
Which one is better? Direct CDS account or Nominee CDS account?
By looking into the above comparison table, I would say you should get a Direct CDS Account. I have many clients switched their nominee accounts to M+ Online Direct CDS account due to the flexibilities and benefits.
Furthermore, you may use BursaAnywhere APP to transfer the shares from Nominee CDS account to M+ Online Direct CDS account. Bursa will charge RM10 per counter. (Free of charge if you register an account with me)
2. Role of a stockbroker
How does this help me choose a stockbroker? Because I think it's important to know what you want to achieve with your investments before choosing a stockbroker.
You want a stockbroker/Remisier who will help you reach your business goal.
3. Offline/Online access
I like having access online more than offline. It's simple, quick, and much less expensive. These days, trading systems are made so that anyone can trade stocks, even if they aren't very good with computers. You have less room to make a mistake.
That being said, you can always call or WhatsApp your stockbroker for help if you don't understand how to use any part of your brokerage's trading tool. So, the most important thing is to find a stockbroker or trading agent who can help you. Also, I like it when trading firms have offices close by, so it's easy for me to go down there if I need to.
4. Brokeraga Fees
Below is a list of Malaysian brokerage firms and their minimum transactions fees for trading Bursa Malaysia shares based on cash trading (non-margin). The trading limit of these cash accounts depends on the amount of cash you deposit in your brokerage account. They usually have lower brokerage charges than margin accounts. Generally, using margin financing is a double-edged sword and a risky tool that amplifies both earnings and losses.
Other charges like (Clearing Fee, Stamp Duty, etc. are all the same)
Malaysians who are new to investing need to choose a brokerage company that fits their needs before they can start investing.
Once they've been chosen, people who want to invest need to finish the registration process and show the necessary ID documents.
After that, it's important to fund the trading account by putting in the money you want to invest.
So, it's important to do a lot of study and come up with a plan for your investments. After setting up their trading plan on the brokerage platform, investors can make trades by buying and selling stocks.
Continuously keeping an eye on investments is very important, which means being responsible about keeping up with market trends.
To protect investments, it is also a good idea to use effective risk management methods.
By following these steps, first-time investors can find their way around the Malaysian stock market and build a strong investing portfolio.
If you would like to try our M+ Online Cash Upfront Account for Malaysia stock market, you may click/scan below QR code to register online.
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