How do I buy Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) online?
Video Quicklink:How to trade ETFs
Log in to myDavy and go to the Trading section
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When you click on the Trading tab, the trading page is displayed where you see MyWatchlist/Alerts, My Orders, My Holdings and Cash Account Balances.
To buy an ETF that you already hold units in
The ETFs that you currently hold are listed on the trading page. To trade an ETF that you currently hold, click the "Buy" button. This will enter the name into the ETF Name field, and you can proceed to choosing the type of order you wish to place.
Find the ETFs that you want to buy
- Click on the Trade Now button.
- Enter the company name into the search box.
- Select the ETF you wish to buy.
- Proceed to choosing the type of order you wish to place
If you cannot find the ETF in the drop down list, use the Advanced Search
Here you can filter ETFs by their Exchange, Sector, Industry, Name, International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) or Ticker. This tool is available when you are logged in. You can access this by clicking on the Search ETFs link above the search box in the Trade ETFs section.
If you can't find the ETF that you want to buy using our online search facility, please telephone the Davy Select Dealing Desk at 01 614 8900 and ask us to add the ETF. Once we add the ETF to our list of ETFs, you will be able to trade it online. However, if you place an order with the Dealing Desk by phone, you will be charged the higher commission for telephone trading (more information on charges).
Once you have selected your ETF, the Indicative Price and the Currency are displayed
The indicative price is an initial estimate of the price based on the last recorded trading price of the ETF. This is provided for information purposes only, as the reporting of market prices is delayed by 20 minutes. This price is not guaranteed, and the quote that you receive for the ETF will probably differ from the indicative price.
The currency that the ETF is traded in is displayed beside the Indicative Price, and beside the price that you will set for the trade.
You must place a limit order to buy an ETF
A limit order means that when you place an order, you set the highest price that you are willing to pay for the ETF at this time. You must set a time limit on the order, known as the duration.
Your duration choices are:
- “Good for Today only”: your order expires once the Market closes. If you input the order after market close for the relevant Exchange, the order will be treated as Good for Next day and will expire when the market closes the next day.
- “Good until Friday week”: If you input your order 'Good until Friday week', your order expires Friday of the following week.
To place a limit order:
Enter the highest price you are willing to pay for the ETF at this time.
Enter the number of units that you would like to buy.
You can choose the Quantity OR Net Value (in settlement currency) of what you wish to buy.
Choose your duration: Good for Today only or Good until Friday week (explanation of duration).
Choose your settlement currency.
Click Calculate to see a breakdown of the charges on the trade. Calculate allows you to see how much each trade will cost or recoup for you. It gives you a breakdown of the charges on the trade in both the settlement currency and the transaction currency. The settlement currency figures are an estimate, as a currency deal may be required.
If you are happy to proceed with the trade, click on Preview Order to review the details of your order before placing it.
The currency that you wish to pay in. If you hold sufficient cash in that currency with Davy Select, you may prefer to pay for it in this currency, so that no currency transactions are required.
If you do not hold cash in this currency or if you have insufficient cash in this currency, Davy Select will automatically undertake a currency deal on your behalf to fund the transaction from the currency in which your cash is held.
View open ordersOnce your order has been placed:
- Click on the Trading Dashboard
- In the My Orders section, you can view Open, Executed, Cancelled and Expired orders.
Open orders are those currently working in the market and which have yet to be dealt in the market. Open orders can be valid for up to 14 days inclusive of weekends. Open orders include those partially executed where the order is partially dealt but not completely executed, or the order can be partially executed but where the remainder of the order is pending cancellation.
You can chose to Cancel Order in the Open order section.
Confirmation of Trade
If you have signed up to receive confirmation of your trades via email (My Profile section), you will receive an email when your trades have executed.