Cost to trade various foreign exchanges --- Need help finding data

Discussion in 'Order Execution' started by captainkoolaid, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Hello ladies and gents,

    I have a question regarding the best way to go about finding the cost to trade various foreign exchanges. I'm gathering this data to figure out the minimum return needed for various foreign equities.

    Data points I need to know include:

    -entry and exit commissions

    -the average bid ask spread for a foreign stocks: large (>$10b), mid ($2-10 b), and
    small cap (500m-2b)

    -degree of access for foreign investors

    -shorting margin interest rates

    -slippage factor

    This is an internship assignment btw...and I really have no idea where to start. I haven't come across too much of this information online. Can I call up a broker/bank and ask for the figures? I need info for about 30 different exchanges.

    Willing to help you out in any way possible in exchange for advice. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.


  2. You can find almost all of that on the Interactive Brokers site under Fees. They offer as many foreign markets as anyone.