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Capital Index Review

Capital Index was founded in 2014 and is now one of the top names in the industry, winning multiple awards for the prestigious STP/ECN broker of the year. Capital Index...

Plus500 Review

Plus500 AU Pty Ltd (AFSL #417727) is based in Australia and operates an online trading platform that you can use to invest in over 2,000 global financial instruments. Plus500AU Pty...

The South African Rand in 2016

Written by Jeffrey Cammack:  Published:  August 28, 2016 January 12, 2016, marked the peak of the USD/ZAR exchange rate, which was the culmination of a well-defined bullish trend that started in the...

IQ Option Review

Open Account *Risk Warning - Your Capital Is At Risk [toc] Is IQ Option safe? IQ Option was the star of the award shows in the years following their launch...

IronFX Review

In 2010 IronFX hit the scene with a relatively new take on investing: transparency. This award-winning leader in online trading makes sure to explain everything up front on their website...

Markets.com South Africa Review

If you’re looking for a trusted Forex platform, Markets.com is not only regulated by two authorities but has also been globally recognised, winning awards from the London Investor Show Forex...

CFD Trading

CFDs (Credit Default Swaps) are derivative products which allow you to bet on the movement of the market. This makes it a useful trading option if you predict a change...

Rand Devaluation: Impact on South Africa’s Economy

Not so long ago the South African Rand was named the world’s worst performing currency and despite an aggressive devaluation which has sent the USD/ZAR currency exchange rates to a...

South Africa Set to Lose AGOA Trade Benefits

Written by Jeffrey Cammack:  Published:  January 18, 2016 At the end of the first week of 2016, South Africa and the United States declared that a deal had been struck...

When does the Forex market open?

While the Forex market is open 24 hours a day, stock markets run according to workdays. It is useful to know when some of the biggest markets close in South...

CM Trading

CMTrading offers the most popular and user-friendly trading platforms available and their chat helpline is open 24/5. Traders based in Africa would be well advised to make use of CMTrading.

TrioMarkets Review

Regulated by the main European regulator CycSEC out of Limassol, Cyprus, TrioMarkets has a variety of trading platforms and account types to offer. This broker is easy to navigate making...

Five reasons why a ZAR fall is good for the economy

The majority of people who don't have a financial background or a strong financial education are hardwired to believe the paradigm that a strong currency is good for the economy...

Rand Vulnerable to China Headwinds and US Rate Hike

The uncertainty that surrounds the Federal Reserve's timing of the first rate increase in a decade (update: eventually happened on December 15, 2015), coupled with China's current economic headwinds, still...

Chinese Economic Turmoil Hits the SA Rand

The China slowdown continues to remain a considerable risk for South Africa economy. Any further weakness in the Chinese economy will damage any recovery and deepens the financial damage

AvaTrade Review

Unlike a lot of brokers that present a more gimmicky set-up, AvaTrade is a fully FSB licensed, well-regulated brokerage firm that operates all across the globe. They're not simply a...

Is Forex Trading Legal in South Africa?

It isn’t necessarily illegal to trade with Forex in South Africa, but with different limits, workarounds and sporadic pieces of legislation complicating the issue, it isn’t exactly easy either.

easyMarkets Review

There are a lot of positives with Easy Markets, like a reputable, quality platform, a low investment needed, a very streamlined interface, and a lot of personal help if you...

Trading Forex and CFDs is not suitable for all investors and comes with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75-90% of retail investors lose money trading these products. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
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