Best CFD Trading Platform South Africa

8 Best CFD South African Trading Platforms

We list our best CFD Trading Platforms to meet the needs of all types of South African traders

  • Markets.com – Best Broker + Trading Platforms Overall
  • Pepperstone – Best For MetaTrader 4 + MetaTrader 5 Platforms
  • FxPro – Use cTrader And Trade CFD Across A Range Of Markets
  • eToro – Trade CFDs With The Best Social Trading Platform
  • ThinkMarkets – Deal Via Our Top Mobile CFD Trading Platform
  • Plus500 – CFD Trading Platform With Risk Management Tools
  • XTB – Good Broker With Great ETFs and Equities CFDs
  • Avatrade – Best For Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency CFD Trading


Markets.com
Pepperstone
ThinkMarkets
FxPro
Plus500
Our Rating
8.17
9.17
7.67
7.46
5.83
73.9% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
Active Trader Discounts
78.94% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider
80.59% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs and Spread Betting with this provider
80.5% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Regulations and Licenses

Feature
Markets.com
Pepperstone
ThinkMarkets
FxPro
Plus500
FSCA (South Africa)
Pending

Brokerage

Feature
Markets.com
Pepperstone
ThinkMarkets
FxPro
Plus500
EUR/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.16
0.1
0.37
GBP/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.4
1.02
AUD/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.27
0.87
EUR/USD Standard Spread
0.6
1.16
1.58
0.8
EUR/USD Fixed Spreads
1.2
1.71
Commissions (USD Base)
AUD $3.50
USD $3.50
$3.50 per side
USD$0.45 (cTrader)
Commission Rebates
Minimum Deposit
$250
AUD $200
USD $200
$0
$500 Recommended
100
Swap Free Account
No Inactivity Fees
Funding Methods
Wire transfer, Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Neteller, PayPal
16
6
4
3
No Funding Fees

Markets and Instruments

Feature
Markets.com
Pepperstone
ThinkMarkets
FxPro
Plus500
Currency Pairs
120
66+
38+
70+
60+
Cryptocurrency CFDs
7
4+
5+
10+
Index CFDs
58
14+
21+
24+
67+
Share CFDs
3312
5+
1200+
150+
1816+
Commodities CFD
36
4+
10+
10+
17+
Stockbroking
Retail Max. Leverage
300:1
500:1
500:1
30:1 FXProGLobal Markets
500:1 FXPro Financial Services
30:1 (FCA)
300:1 (ASIC)
20:1 (MAS)
Professional Leverage
300:1
500:1
500:1
500:1
300:1

Trading Platforms + Tools

Feature
Markets.com
Pepperstone
ThinkMarkets
FxPro
Plus500
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
cTrader
Proprietary Platform
Automated Trading
Social + Copy Trading
Standard Stop Loss
Guaranteed Stop Loss
Guaranteed Neg Protection
ESMA regulated territories only
ESMA regulated territories only
ESMA regulated territories only
Demo Account
Unique Feature 1
Unique Trading Tools
Smart Trader Tools
STP Order Execution
1,300,000 client accounts
Trade cannabis index
Unique Feature 2
Share Dealing
Fast Execution Speed
Uptime record of 99.99%
Avg execution time 11.06 ms
Guaranteed stop-loss

Overall

Markets.com
Pepperstone
ThinkMarkets
FxPro
Plus500