Please note ThinkMarkets does not provide CFD services to residents of the US.

Please note ThinkMarkets does not provide CFD services to residents of the US.


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JSE-listed shares

Naspers, Anglo-American, or Gold Fields? Own a piece of any company listed on the JSE. Open an account with ThinkMarkets and benefit from the wealth-building power of equity investment.

You’ll have a multi-regulated, global broker behind you, with world-class customer service, investing at competitive value, and cutting-edge technology.

ETFs and ETNs

Exchange Traded Funds: Short of time and want to avoid analyzing shares? Looking for a low to medium risk investment? Exchange Traded Funds may be the right instruments for you. They pool assets, such as local and international shares or indices.

Exchange Traded Notes: These structured products add an element of credit risk. ETNs are issued as senior debt and behave more like bonds rather than equities.

Why invest with Thinkmarkets


Peace of mind

Invest with an award-winning global broker, regulated by the FSCA
of South Africa, the FCA in the UK, and Australia’s ASIC. Local presence
with FAIS-accredited representatives.


Low transaction costs

Our brokerage fee is 0.25% with a minimum of ZAR 30. There
are no hidden costs: no cash withdrawal or administration fee
and no minimum deposit, no ongoing monthly fee for active accounts.


Complete security

Your funds are always safe and secure, held in a ringfenced trust
account. Our app uses the latest encryption technology to
ensure that your money and assets are always safe.


Invest in minutes

Opening an account is quick and easy – start investing in
JSE-listed shares and ETFs in minutes. Once you’ve gone
through the automated checks all done online, you’ll be
ready to invest. Or give us a call on 010 446 5933 to place your order.

Two ways to start investing with ThinkMarkets

Open a new account

Be up and running in minutes. Simply click on the link below to download ThinkTrader from your app store, create an account, deposit and start investing. Join thousands of traders and investors choosing a mobile-first broker.

Switch brokers - transfer your funds

Transfer your shareholdings to ThinkMarkets for free. Your customer service representative will take you through the process. Give us call on 010 446 5933 or talk via live chat. Please note your current broker may charge you for moving your account.

Premium investment account

Do you hold more than ZAR 1 million worth of equities, or plan to trade with more than ZAR 500,000 a month?

You are eligible for a premium investment account, which will give you direct access to a personal
account manager, who will give you expert guidance, exclusive pricing, and priority access to
ThinkMarkets seminars, workshops and networking events.

What's the difference between investing and trading?


Trading is for the short term - holding an asset for a week or often just a day.


Investing is for the long haul, most often
for years.

Traders exploit price fluctuations and buy and sell assets fast. On the other hand, the aim of investing is building wealth by holding on to an
instrument, earning interest or dividends. The risk of trading is higher, but the potential returns are also higher. For investments, daily price swings are immaterial. What counts is the quality of an asset and its prospects for long-term price appreciation. Equities are excellent investment vehicles, but traders often prefer trading share contracts for difference, or share CFDs, which are derivative instruments.

Check out the ThinkMarkets range of South African and international share CFDs, and other assets, including currency pairs, indices and commodities by visiting our trading and derivatives page. 

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