The FTSE JSE All Share Index is a South African equity index comprising the 40 largest companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The index is a partnership between the South African JSE Limited and British financial heavyweight FTSE Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). This partnership makes investing in JSE companies more accessible to international investors, whilst generating significant revenues for both JSE Limited and the FTSE Group. The JSE All Share index (ALSI) is priced in Rand (ZAR) and although it only contains around 30% of JSE listed companies, these companies make up more than 90% of JSE value by market capitalisation. There is also a range of underlying indices based on size: the […]read more
Stock Market Trading Education
Stock market trading education plays a key role in your understanding of the stock, also called equity, markets. This might be a very complex subject to explain and grasp for most newbies. Our goal is to make this learning process easier for all! We will break the learning process down into multiple articles.
Depending on your country you might want to trade the top stocks bundles up in leading Indices.
In South Africa – JSE 40 / SA40
The top 40 shares in South Africa, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
In the United Kingdom – FTSE 100 / UK100
The top 100 shares in the United Kingdom, listed on the London Stock Exchange.
In Germany – DAX 30 / DE30
The top 30 shares in Germany, listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
In the United States – NASDAQ 100 / NAS100
Top 100 shares in the United States, listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange.
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Indices – Top Bundled Stocks As CFDs
These are some of the major Indices consisting of the top-performing stocks in each country. Naturally, despite your geographical location, you can trade all of these if your broker offers them.
Most of these instruments will be traded as a Contract for Difference (CFD), meaning you do not physically own the stock. You would rather benefit, make a profit or loss, based on the price movement of your chosen asset. The benefit to tracking a stock as a CFD is leverage.
Trading stocks/equities on leverage allows you to buy multiple stocks as you are trading on margin. You also have the ability to “short sell” the stock. This can be very beneficial.
We will be covering all of this and more in our Stock Market Trading Education. We’d like to help you on your stock market trading journey.
With US stocks trending higher with barely a hiccup for more than a decade, investing in the stock market has been an incredibly profitable decision for those who have taken the plunge, but what is the stock market? The stock market allows investors to trade in publicly owned companies from around the world world. Companies can spread risk and raise capital, allowing them to grow and diversify into new markets. Members of the public can share in the successes of the world’s largest companies through rises in share price, dividends and can even participate to a degree in the running of companies through shareholder meetings. The Dutch East India Company The first company to issue stock to the public was […]read more