Last Updated on August 2, 2023 by Chin Yi Xuan

When it comes to investing in our local Malaysian stock market, I have been a fan of Rakuten Trade as my main go-to broker. Its highly competitive fee structure is just nice for me to Dollar Cost Average (DCA) on my positions, especially its industry lowest RM7 commission for trades below RM1,000. Aside from that, I also like the fact that Rakuten Trade’s platform interface is much more intuitive and user-friendly compared to some other local brokers that I have come across in the past. However, we are just scratching the surface. In this post, I am going to share with you 4 underrated, yet very useful tools on Rakuten Trade’s platform that’ll help you analyze stocks and make better investment decisions. Before this, here are some related posts that you may want to read: p

#1 Comprehensive Rakuten Trade Stock Screener

Powered by Thomson Reuters, I think this is the most powerful, yet less talked-about feature on Rakuten Trade’s platform. Essentially, what this Stock Screener does is it allows you to shortlist for stocks that fulfill a certain set of criteria. Doing this will save you the time from stock-searching over hundreds of listed companies in the market. There are plenty of Fundamental Analysis filters that you can set in this stock screener, from Financials like Dividend Yield, Return of Equity (ROE), Interest Coverage Multiples, to Estimates like Estimated Price-Earning-to-Growth (PEG), Estimated Dividend Growth Rate, and more. There are also filters for Technical Analysis (eg. Golden Cross, MACD, RSI) if you are into that.
Source: Rakuten Trade web platform
If you are totally new with no specific set of criteria, or simply looking for some fresh investment ideas, Rakuten Trade also has a couple of presets in place for you to get started. Some of these presets include filters for High Growth Companies and High Dividend Companies.


  • 1. One of the most comprehensive stock screeners with different filtering criteria.
  • 2. Existing screening presets for investors to get started.
  • 3. Did I mention that it is free for all Rakuten Trade users?

Suitable for:

  • 1. Investors looking to filter for companies/stocks that fulfill a certain set of criteria.
  • 2. Investors looking for fresh and new investing ideas.
Read Also: In-depth guide on how to build your own powerful stock screener via Rakuten Trade

#2 Baked-In Stock Info

One thing that got me quite frustrated with the other broker platforms that I’ve used before is the lack of stock/company information on the platform. While this may not be as significant as the Rakuten Trade stock screener, I find having information about a company readily available to me pretty handy. Whenever I am in need of a quick glance, I can view the overall fundamental health of a company (eg. Beta, ROE, EPS) without having the need to go dig for them in the financial report.


  • 1. Company info readily baked into the platform.
  • 2. Quick fundamental ratios at a glance.

Suitable for:

  • 1. Investors looking to do a quick research/initial filter on a company.
Source: Rakuten Trade web platform

#3 Price Alerts on Multiple Channels

For price alerts, I have been using the alert function on KLSE Screener app for some time. However, the downside to this is that I am only alerted via the app on my phone. While this may be fine for most people, for me, I keep my phone offline for most of the day while at work – resulting in me missing my alerts frequently. The good thing with Rakuten Trade’s baked-in Alerts, is I can choose to get notified by both the iSpeed app AND email when my alerts are triggered. With this, I can get notified while I am working in front of my laptop. For most investors (myself included), this price alert function can be used alongside entry, take profit, and cutting losses. As an example, since there is no automatic cut loss function on most local brokers (including Rakuten Trade) in Malaysia, I can set a price alert for me to manually cut my losses when the price hits a certain level.


Get alerted when the price of your chosen company hits a certain level.

Suitable for:

  • 1. Investors looking to be notified first-hand on both their phone and via email.
  • 2. Investors with specific entry, target profit, and stop-loss levels.
Source: Rakuten Trade web platform

#4 News & Report on the Companies in my Portfolio

In the past, I find it hard to keep track of the news and updates of the companies that I invest in. On Rakuten Trade’s platform, there are news and updates on the companies that I invest in readily available for me to view. Aside from that, there are also daily research reports & market news available if you need extra resources and input. Personally, as a long-term REIT investor, I do not follow the updates every hour and everyday. However, it is good to have them all baked into the platform for me to check out whenever needed.


Get updates on news and announcements for the companies that you invest in.

Suitable for:

Investors looking to have updates and announcements for their investments all available in one platform.
Source: Rakuten Trade web platform

Notable Mention: Watchlist up to 100 stocks

These days, having a watchlist function is fairly common across the board. However, I’d still want to mention Rakuten Trade’s watchlist function in this post: While certain apps or platforms have a fairly small limit on the number of stocks that you can add to your watchlist, Rakuten Trade allows users to create 10 watchlists and fit up to 100 companies in each of them. For me, that’s definitely more than enough and I think this will work fine for most investors.
Source: Rakuten Trade web platform

Rakuten Trade Referral Link for New Users

Rakuten Trade US and Hong Kong Stock Trading Review and Referral Link If you are keen to open a Rakuten Trade account, consider using my referral link below! For that, you’ll get:
  • 1000 Rakuten Trade (RT) points worth RM10 to offset your brokerage fee.
  • + 150 RT points when you deposit a min. of RM1,000 within 5 days.
  • + 1000 RT points when you transfer your shares from other brokers to Rakuten Trade.
  • + 1x brokerage fee rebate when you place your 1st trade within 30 days after your account is activated.
Aside from that, Rakuten Trade users get +1 RT point for every RM1 brokerage paid! Click HERE for the full T&C on RT points

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How can you use these RT points?

These RT points are amazing, as they can be converted into BIG Points and Boost Coins, which are redeemable for rewards. In addition, Rakuten Trade often runs campaigns with companies such as HelloGold and Tokenize so you can convert your RT points into gold or cryptocurrencies! p.s. Click HERE for the full T&C of your account opening reward.

LATEST: Use your RT Points as Brokerage Fee Rebate!

Recently, Rakuten Trade has released an exciting new feature: now you can convert your RT points as a discount to your brokerage fee!  In my opinion, this is the most practical use of the RT points for Rakuten Trade users. This is how it works:
  1. 1 RT Point = RM0.01 (ie. 100 RT points = RM1 Brokerage Fee.)
  2. Opt-in for brokerage rebate when you buy or sell shares on Rakuten Trade.
    Use RT points to offset brokerage fee
    Use RT points to offset brokerage fee
  3. Your brokerage rebate will be credited to your account by end of the trading day (subject to your RT Point balance). So let’s say you have 700 RT points (RM7), and the brokerage fee that you paid for a transaction is RM9. By the end of the trading day, Rakuten Trade will deposit RM7 back into your account, essentially offsetting the brokerage fee to just RM2. p
  4. You can find the full T&C here.

No Money Lah’s Verdict

So here you go – the useful and underrated tools in Rakuten Trade that’ll help you analyze stocks and make better investment decisions! Personally, I was not aware of all these little features until I take some time to explore the platform. While the usefulness and practicality for each of these features/tools may be subjective according to each investor, I find having them baked right in the platform especially neat and handy. What are some of the useful features in your broker that you are using yourself? Feel free to share with me in the comment section below! p.s. If you find this article useful, and would like to open your Rakuten Trade stock trading account, do consider using my referral link below to register for your account (or enter ‘NoMoneyLah’ under ‘Educator’ when you register)!

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  • Eligibility: New Rakuten Trade users, or existing Rakuten Trade users that have yet to activate foreign share trading services.
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The information stated above is based on my personal experience and for purpose of sharing such experience only. It is not intended as professional investment advice. Please contact Rakuten Trade for more information.

Chin Yi Xuan

Hi there! I am Yi Xuan. I am a writer, personal finance & REIT enthusiast, and a developing trader with the goal to become a full-time funded trader. Every week, I write about my personal learnings & discovery about life, money, and the market.

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