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Futu Securities Review

A leading tech-driven online brokerage and wealth management platform

Futu Securities is a licensed online broker owned by Futu Holding, a NASDAQ listed company backed by Tencent Holdings. Futu Securities provides excellent user experience, advanced investment analytics tools, and professional services through a popular technology-driven online brokerage platform in Hong Kong. It has secured its market leadership by its trading volume from retail business ranked Top 3 in the market.

Limited promotions

Futu Securities is currently offering the following limited-time promotions. From now until 5 February 2023, eligible customers who successfully open an account via Finder can get one of the below rewards and a HK$100 exclusive supermarket voucher:

Rewards (Choose 1 from 5)
Requirements
  1. HK$1,200 Fund Cash Coupon
  2. HK Stock LV2 streaming quotation (4 months)
  • Deposit HK$10,000
  • Maintain an average daily asset of HK$10,000 or above for 30 days
  • Maintain an average daily asset of HK$10,000 or above for 60 days
  • Maintain an average daily asset of HK$10,000 or above for 90 days
  1. 18 shares of HSBC Holdings Stock (0005.HK)
  2. A share of DISNEY Stock (NYSE:DIS)
  3. HK$800 Supermarket Cash voucher
    • Maintain an average daily asset of HK$10,000 or above for 60 days

    *Terms and conditions apply.
    Remarks: For the details of the offers, please refer to Futu Securities’ official website.

    What does Futu do?

    Futu Securities, a subsidiary of the NASDAQ-listed Futu Holdings Limited (FUTU), is a popular online brokerage platform in Hong Kong where customers can trade with low transaction fees and access to a huge investment community, latest 24/7 financial news, real-time quotes, all-rounded data and technical analysis, etc.

    What products/tools does Futu support?

    Products/ToolsSupported by Futu
    US stock
    • Yes
    HK stock
    • Yes
    FOREX
    • Yes
    ETFs
    • Yes
    Funds
    • Yes
    Bonds
    • Yes
    IPO
    • Yes
    Options
    • Yes
    Futures
    • Yes
    Monthly Stock Savings Plan
    • Yes
    Commodities
    • No
    Cryptocurrencies
    • No

    Features of Futu

    • Low trading costs: No charge for custody fee. Commission-free for trading HK stocks.
    • Powerful trading tools: In-depth analytic tools with low latency and high concurrence which support multimarket and languages across Omni platforms.
    • Big data: Various features include brokerage position tracing, stock indicator analysis, smart stock tracking and big data applications.
    • Professional Financial News and Information with Instant Updates 24/7: Global financial news and analyses of stock price fluctuations help investors closely monitor stock market trends.
    • Active community: Through Futu community, investors can interact with other users and understand more about the trading practices of experienced users and learn from the experiences shared by experienced investors.
    • In-depth market data: Level II Quotes for Hong Kong, US and China Connect Stocks, with in-depth market data, including real-time trading information of stocks and US stock options, with millisecond-level updates.

    Is Futu safe?

    Futu Securities is SFC licensed corporation (CE number: AZT137). Investors are eligible for up to HK$500,000 in compensation under the Hong Kong Investor Compensation Fund (ICF).

    Futu’s fee

    ProductsFee
    HK stock
    • Commission: 0.03% of the transaction amount, minimum HK$3/order (free during the commission-free period)
    • Platform fee: HK$15/order (fixed plan)
    • Enjoy BMP Market Data for free after sign-up

    *Applicable to Hong Kong stocks, ETFs and Warrants

    US stock
    • Commission: US$0.0049 per share (Minimum US$0.99/order)
    • Platform fee: US$0.005 per share
    • Enjoy LV2 Real-time Market Data for free after sign-up

    *Applicable to U.S. stocks and ETFs

    A-shares
    • Commission: 0.03% of the transaction amount, minimum RMB¥3 per order
    • Platform fee: RMB¥15 per order (flat fee)
    • Enjoy real-time market data for free after sign-up

    *Applicable to Northbound Stock & ETF Connect

    U.S. Options
    • Commission: US$0.65 per contract (Minimum US$1.99 / order)
    • Platform fee: US$0.30 per contract (Fixed plan)
    • Real-time market data for free for accounts with US$3,000 or more in asset value
    HK Options
    • Commission: 0.2% of the transaction amount, minimum HK$3 per order
    • Platform fee: HK$15 per order (Fixed plan)
    • Enjoy BMP Market Data for free after sign-up
    HK Futures
    • Commission: HK$2, minimum charge per contract per side
    • Platform fee: 5 HKD/CNH or 1 USD per contract per side
    • Enjoy BMP Market Data for free after sign-up
    U.S. Futures
    • Commission: US$1, minimum charge per contract per side
    • Platform fee: US$1 per contract per side
    • Enjoy CME Futures LV1 real-time market data for free after sign-up
    Money Market Fund
    • No subscription fee and redemption fee
    • 0.30% to 0.35% management fees (charged by fund houses and may vary)
    Bond Fund
    • No subscription fee and redemption fee
    • 0.65% to 1.59% management fees (charged by fund houses and may vary)
    Equity Fund
    • No subscription fee and redemption fee
    • 1% to 2.25% management fees (charged by fund houses and may vary)
    IPO
    • Ordinary subscription fees: HK$50 per order
    • Financing Subscription fees: HK$100 per order
    HK Stock Auto-Invest Plan
    • Commission: 0.03% of the transaction amount, minimum HK$3/order (waived during the commission-free period)
    • Minimum investment per month: HK$1,000

    Remarks: For the details of all charges and fees, please refer to Futu Securities’ official website.

    How do I sign up?

    Futu supports account opening in different ways.

    1. Account opening by online transfer

    You need to transfer at least HK$10,000 from your own bank account in Hong Kong and complete the online account opening procedure.

    2. Account opening by the witness offline

    1. Make an appointment online and witness offline. Make an appointment to open an account with Futu staff in a designated place
    2. Visit Futu Securities Hong Kong Headquarters, no reservation is required. (Futu address: Unit C1-2, 13F, United Centre, No. 95 Queensway, Admiralty, HK)

    3. Account opening by Check

    Fill in the completed account opening form, with a copy of the identity document, address proof (issued within 3 months) and your own signature check for at least HK$10,000 with the title: Futu Securities International (Hong Kong) Limited. and mail it to Futu.

      In a nutshell

      Pros

      • Low cost with frequent promotions
      • Commission-free for HK stock
      • Range of advanced trading and analytics tools
      • Listed on NASDAQ stock exchange and regulated by Hong Kong’s SFC
      • Backed by Tencent strategic investment
      • Rich educational resources and active community

      Cons

      • Popular investment products such as digital assets are not available

      Frequently asked questions

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      Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of futures, stocks, ETFs, CFDs, options or any specific provider, service or offering. It should not be relied upon as investment advice or construed as providing recommendations of any kind. Futures, stocks, ETFs and options trading involves substantial risk of loss and therefore are not appropriate for all investors. Trading CFDs and forex on leverage comes with a higher risk of losing money rapidly. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before making any trades.
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