Top 10 brokerage securities companies for foreign investors in Vietnam stock market

To take part in the Vietnamese stock market, investors may need to open a stock account in a securities company. So what securities company is the best for you? This article shows you the top 10 brokerage securities companies at two official stock exchanges in the Vietnamese stock market.

Top 10 securities companies in the Vietnamese stock market

Top 10 brokerage securities companies that dominated the brokerage market share at HSX Exchange in 2017:

HSX Exchange is the most important Stock Exchange in Vietnam. Most huge public companies are listed at the exchange. The average liquid value of the HSX Exchange takes more than 85% of the total trading market value. Therefore, the company that takes the largest brokerage market share at HSX will also get the largest market share in Vietnam’s stock market.

Brokerage securities companies in Vietnam stock market

Source: HSX.vn

Top 10 brokerage securities Companies that dominated the brokerage market share at HNX Exchange in 2017

vnstockmarket.net brokerage securities in vietnam stock market

Source: HNX.vn

Throughout the years, SSI and HSC have been the most successful companies in dominating the brokerage market share in Vietnam.

For foreign investors, we recommend the 3 largest companies: HSC, SSI, VCSC. The reasons:

  1. Leading and most reputable financial corporations in the Vietnamese market. They have an extensive branch network in Vietnam. Transaction software, service systems, and employees are professional enough to provide and support foreign investors.
  2. Clear and strong financial situation. HSC and SSI are quite famous public companies in the Vietnam stock market. So these companies’ financial situation is quite easy to access. During recent years, their business results were quite positive.
  3. The high quality of reporting. We appreciate HSC’s reports on both quality and quantity. Not all securities companies can maintain their objectivity on reports like HSC even large companies. And HSC’s analysts write reports in both Vietnamese and English language.

Trading fee

The trading fee is the main cost. It would be the highest expense, especially when you trade frequently. You should care about the trading fee. Generally, a large company has a bit higher trading fee than smaller companies.

vnstockmarket.net trading fee of the brokerage securrities companies

The trading stock fee broad at some big brokerage securities companies in Vietnam.

As for some smaller companies:
The trading stock fee at BSC company:

At MBS company


Lending margin interest rate

Since 2016, Vietnamese securities laws have not allowed foreign investors to use a margin loan to buy shares in the stock market with some exceptions. If investors are able to use a margin loan to invest in Vietnam, you should notice some points.
Recently, securities companies’ margin interest rates are around 13-14% per year, and differences between companies’ interest rate are trivial. But if investors often put their portfolio in a high lending margin leverage then we also recommend well-known companies because:

  • Small companies have weak financial health. When bull markets happen, investors often increase their margin leverage. You may suffer changes in margin services to limit pressure on the margin fund’s depletion. Perhaps this could cause your portfolio to go into a margin call situation.
  • A larger company has more stable margin services because of stronger financial health. They also have a more extensive list of lending margin stocks.

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Note the services of securities companies may change over time if investors want to make sure about that. Here is the list of websites of the 10 largest brokerage securities companies:

https://www.hsc.com.vn/en

https://www.ssi.com.vn/en-US.aspx

https://www.vcsc.com.vn/home-page

https://invest.vndirect.com.vn/

https://www.vcbs.com.vn/en

http://www.fpts.com.vn/EN/

https://www.bsc.com.vn/

https://www.shs.com.vn/Default.aspx

https://www.mbs.com.vn/en/

https://www.kisvn.vn/kisportal/?l=2

 

 

Tony Bui

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