Stock Market Trading

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.

green bull and bear stock market trading education

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.
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 trading stock as a CFD is the leverage aspect.

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.

Old Mutual Limited – African Financial Service Group

Old Mutual is an African company for savings, insurance, investments, and banking. It is listed with Johannesburg, Namibia, and Botswana stock exchanges. It is present in 14 countries and its business also provides support to many South African universities. The Old Mutual Company aims to enable its customers to achieve their financial goals by investing their savings to get a positive future for themselves and their families. About Old Mutual Old Mutual Limited was founded on 17 May 1845, 176 years ago by john Fairbairn in Cape Town. It has its headquarters in Johannesburg. It has 19.9% of the shareholding in Nedbank to support the ongoing trading relationship between the companies. Old Mutual‘s 52% stake in the proposed share capital

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Capitec Bank Holdings Limited – Retail Banking Sector

Capitec Bank Holdings Limited (JSE: CPI) is a bank holding company based in South Africa. The company operates in the retail banking sector of the South African economy. Its services address three consumer needs: saving, which allows customers to obtain and store funds; credit, which enables customers to access and borrow funds; and transacting, which facilitates payments and funds transfer. About Capitec Capitec Bank Holdings Limited was established in 1999 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. In South Africa, the company offers a variety of banking products and services through its subsidiaries. It operates in two divisions: retail banking and business banking, and provides the following services: Transactional banking services, term loans, lending facilities, mortgage loans, overdrafts, instalment sales and rentals, credit

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British American Tobacco – Multinational Corporation

British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco plc (BAT) is a multinational corporation based in the United Kingdom that produces and sells cigarettes, tobacco, and other nicotine products. The business was founded in 1902 and is based in London, England. By market share, BAT is the world’s second-largest publicly traded tobacco company (after Philip Morris International). The company produces over 5,300 billion cigarettes a year, which are distributed in over 200 markets in over 50 countries. About British American Tobacco British American Tobacco is a holding company. The business is a multi-category consumer goods company that sells cigarettes and nicotine. Vapour, tobacco heating products (THP), modern oral products such as tobacco-free nicotine pouches, and conventional oral products such as snus and moist snuff are

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Steinhoff International Holdings

Steinhoff International Holdings

Steinhoff International retails, sources, and manufactures general merchandise and household goods in Europe, Australasia, United Kingdom, and Africa. There integrated retail divisions include: Automotive dealerships in South Africa – provides various pre-owned and new vehicles, insurance, parts, servicing, and accessories General merchandise – focuses on footwear and clothing, homeware, and footwear Household goods – homeware retail businesses and furniture Its property portfolio is a critical strategic component in securing store networks and relevant infrastructure for its integrated retail businesses. About Steinhoff Founded in 1964 in Germany, Steinhoff relocated their headquarters to South Africa in 1998 to benefit from low production costs. That same year, Steinhoff International first got listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and has grown and diversified

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AngloGold Ashanti – A Global Gold Mining Business

AngloGold Ashanti

AngloGold Ashanti is a leading gold mining company with its operation spread across four different continents. The headquarter is located in South Africa, and the aim is to turn into one of the leading gold mining companies in the world. About AngloGold Ashanti AngloGold Ashanti was founded in 2004 when AngloGold and Ashanti Goldfields Corporation made a joint decision to merge. Since then, it has tremendously climbed the ladder of success and expanded its operations to several areas on the world map. The mining operations are not limited to gold only but are stretched to silver as well. The company attempts to add value to its partners and shareholders by adopting a safe and secure approach that assesses its operations

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Prosus – Global Consumer Internet Company

Prosus

Prosus (JSE: PRX) is a multinational consumer internet company and one of the world’s largest technology investors. Prosus develops leading consumer internet companies that empower people and enrich societies by operating and investing internationally in markets with long-term growth potential. About Prosus Naspers owns Prosus, which became Europe’s largest listed consumer internet company when it floated on the Amsterdam stock exchange in September at a valuation of more than €100 billion. Nasper is one of Africa’s most profitable businesses, owning the South African media conglomerate Media24 as well as the online retailer Takealot. Naspers was founded in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 1915 to produce a Dutch-language newspaper. In the 1960s, it expanded into book publishing, and in the 1980s, it

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PPC – Africa’s Leading Cement Supplier

PPC Limited

PPC is a holding company for a group of companies that manufacture and distribute cement material and limestone products. PPC can respond well to changing economic and political conditions since it has an excellent portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa’s markets. PPC operates with the aim of poverty reduction and sustainability along with better economic growth. About PPC PPC is South Africa’s leading cement supplier and has 11 factories in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Botswana, and DRC. Construction of a new kiln nine (SK9) in North West Province is also part of the expansion of PPC’s operations in South Africa. PPC was established in 1892 as South Africa’s first cement manufacturing company. PPC also has stepped into the Ready-Mix sector and

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Glencore International – Trading and Mining Company

Glencore

Glencore PLC (JSE: GLN) is an Anglo-Swiss international trading and mining company headquartered in Baare, Switzerland. The headquarters for oil and gas are located in London, St. Petersburg, Helier, and Jersey. About Glencore The current company was founded on May 2nd, 2013, as a merger of Glencore and Xstrata. As of 2015, it was ranked tenth on the Global Fortune 500 list of the world’s largest companies and came on the Forbes Global 2000 list in 2020. Glencore International was ranked 484th among publicly traded companies in the world. As Glencore International, the company had already been one of the world’s largest integrated producers and distributors of commodities. It was the largest corporation in Switzerland and the largest commodities trading

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Richemont – Swiss Based Luxury Goods Company

Richemont

Richemont, a family-spirited group in South Africa, is the owner of prestigious Maisons, which engages in the designing, manufacturing, and distributing luxury goods.  Richemont manufactures and sells jewellery, watches, clothing, leather goods, pens, and accessories. Richemont is known for its excellence and is distinguished by craftsmanship and creativity. Each of the Maisons and businesses have their managing team for generating designs, developing products, manufacturing, and selling the products. About Richemont Richemont was founded by a South African businessman, Johann Rupert, in 1988. Richemont is a Switzerland-based luxury goods company. The company encompasses some of the well-known names in the luxury industry, including A. Lange & Söhne, Cartier, Chloé, Van Arpels & Cleef, Panerai, Dunhill, and Montblanc. In 2000, the three

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Mondi plc: Global Leaders in Sustainability and Environmental Affairs

Mondi PLC

As a world leader in paper and packaging, Mondi plc contributes towards a better world by producing innovative packaging and paper solutions sustainable by design. As a British multinational packaging and paper group, they have about 26,000 employees and about 100 production sites in over 30 countries and are predominant in Russia, Europe, South Africa, and North America. Mondi has about 26,000 employees and has over 200 years in papermaking. They achieve annually about 6 million tonnes of paper and market pulp production, managing 2.4 million hectares of forests. Mondi has its business integrated across the paper and packaging value chain: from paper and plastic films managing forests and producing pulp developing and manufacturing effective consumer and industrial packaging solutions.

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