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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.

Amplats – Anglo American Platinum

Amplats (JSE: AMS) is the world’s largest primary producer of platinum, accounting for 38% of the world’s annual supply. Most of the group’s operations lie to the northwest and northeast of Johannesburg, based in South Africa. A majority of the company’s operations take place in the Bushveld Igneous Complex. This large region includes a range of mineral commodities, including chromium, vanadium, titaniferous magnetite, and platinum group metals. About Anglo American In 1995, the organization Johannesburg Consolidated Investments unbundled. Its platinum advantages became Amplats, later renamed Anglo American Platinum. Somewhat English American is the organization’s more prominent investor. On October 5 2012, Anglo American Platinum made 12,967 striking South African excavators redundant. In July 2014, Amplats reported it would sell large

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JSE All Share Index and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange

JSE all share indiex sa40 price quotes, trading stock indices

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

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Clicks Group Limited – Retail Healthcare Group

Clicks Group Limited

Clicks Group Limited (JSE: CLS) is a South African investment holding company known as a retail healthcare group. This corporation has been listed in JSE limited as a drug and food retailer since 1996. Clicks Group is a subsidiary house for leading beauty and health retailers in South Africa and also leading as a pharmaceutical wholesaler and distributor, among other businesses. At the same time, UPD (United Pharmaceutical Distributor) is a leading corporation for a full-range national pharmaceutical wholesaler in Southern Africa. About Clicks Group Ltd Clicks group, founded by the retailer Jack Goldin, opened its first store in St. George Street, Cape Town, in August 1968, and originally it was conceived as a drugstore. But at that time, the

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FirstRand Limited – Potential for South African Investors

FirstRand Limited

FirstRand Limited (JSE: FSR), also known as FirstRand Group, is the holding company of FirstRand Bank and a South African financial services provider. It is one of the financial service providers authorized by South Africa’s national banking regulator, the Reserve Bank of South Africa. FirstRand Limited operates in South Africa, some sub-Saharan African markets, the United Kingdom, and India through its portfolio of integrated financial services businesses. The group’s track record of achieving superior shareholder returns has been accomplished through a combination of organic growth, acquisitions, innovation, and the development of new companies. About FirstRand FirstRand Limited offers retail, financial, business, and public sector customers in South Africa and other African countries banking, insurance, and investment products and services. The FirstRand

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Sasol Limited – From the Pandemic to Now

Sasol Limited

Sasol Limited is an integrated energy and chemical firm formed in Sasolburg, South Africa, in 1950. The company got built on processes first developed by German engineers and chemists in the earlier 1900s. Sasol now develops and commercializes technologies and synthetic fuels technologies, producing various chemicals, liquid fuels, and electricity. Sasol’s primary shareholders include: South African Government Employees Pension Fund Allan Gray Investment Counsel Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd Investec Asset Management Coronation Fund Managers With a presence in 33 countries and over 30,000 employees globally, Sasol is South Africa’s largest corporate taxpayer. About Sasol (JSE: SOL) (NYSE: SSL) With its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sasol is also present in Canada, Mozambique, and Gabon. After getting established

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Sanlam – South African Financial Services Group


Sanlam has developed leading consumer internet insurance companies that enhance people’s capabilities and enrich society through international operations and general insurance products in South African markets with long-term growth potential. Sanlam was founded in 1918 and had a long history. Over the years, the group has evolved from a traditional insurance company to a diversified financial service provider with local and international businesses. About Sanlam Sanlam (JSE: SLM) is a South African financial services group based in Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa. It is the largest insurance company in Africa and is listed on the Johannesburg share exchange, Namibia shares exchange, and A2x. a life insurance company founded in 1918, Sanlam group has developed into diversified financial services company. Its

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Shoprite – Africa’s largest food retailer

Shoprite Holdings

Shoprite Group of Companies is Africa’s largest food retailer, which operates in over 14 countries with more than 2,892 stores all across Africa. And as of 2021, the Shoprite Group employed more than 140,000 people in their stores across Africa. Shoprite is considered the largest food retailer in the continent for many reasons, including the fact that it holds up to 32% market share of the overall grocery shares. About Shoprite Shoprite Holdings Limited is an investment company that was established in 1979. The company is a food retailer and wholesaler. The company operates through four segments: supermarkets RSA, supermarkets non-RSA, furniture, and other operating segments. The supermarkets RSA section answers all problems because it includes retail operations under the

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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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South32 Ltd. Mining And Metals Company


South32 Mining and Metals is a mining and metals company based in Perth, Western Australia. The company’s assets include aluminium, bauxite, energy, and metallurgical coal, and it operates in Australia, South Africa, and South America. South32 also has two development activities in North America and multiple partnerships with junior explorers worldwide, focusing on increasing base metals exposure. About South32 South32 Ltd is a mining and metals company established in Australia. On May 25, 2015, South32 spun off from BHP Billiton. Alumina, aluminium, manganese, silver, zinc, lead, nickel, metallurgical coal (for steelmaking), and thermal coal are all produced. Worsley Alumina, a Western Australian integrated bauxite mine and an alumina refinery, is one of the company’s sectors. It also owns and operates

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Discovery Limited – Financial Service Group

Discovery Limited

Discovery Limited is a financial services group based in South Africa. It is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), and its headquarters are located in Sandton. Discovery Limited does most of its work regarding long-term and short-term insurance, asset management, savings, investment, and employee benefits through its different brands. Discovery Limited has subsidiaries in countries other than South Africa, such as the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore, and Australia. About Discovery In 1992, Adrian Gore founded Discovery Limited. In the same year, RMB Holdings (RMBH) made Discovery Limited its subsidiary by taking part in their business through Momentum Group. Discovery Limited is a financial services organization that specializes in health insurance, life assurance, wellness, investments and savings

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