Best CFD South African Trading Platforms

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

  • Pepperstone Pepperstone - Best For MetaTrader 4 + MetaTrader 5 Platforms
  • fxpro logo FxPro - Use cTrader And Trade CFD Across A Range Of Markets
  • etoro logo eToro - Trade CFDs With The Best Social Trading Platform
  • think markets logo ThinkMarkets - Deal Via Our Top Mobile CFD Trading Platform
  • plus500 logo Plus500 - CFD Trading Platform With Risk Management Tools
  • xtb logo XTB - Good Broker With Great ETFs and Equities CFDs
  • avatrade logo Avatrade - Best For Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency CFD Trading


Pepperstone
FxPro
eToro
ThinkMarkets
Plus500
Our Rating
9.33
7.46
7.17
7.67
5.83
74.7% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider
76.14% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs and Spread Betting with this provider
68% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
75.5% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider
77% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Regulations and Licenses

Feature
Pepperstone
FxPro
eToro
ThinkMarkets
Plus500
ASIC (Australia)
FSCA (South Africa)
FSA (Seychelles)

Brokerage

Feature
Pepperstone
FxPro
eToro
ThinkMarkets
Plus500
EUR/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.17
0.34
-
0.1
-
GBP/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.59
0.43
-
-
-
AUD/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.24
0.81
-
-
-
EUR/USD Standard Spread
0.75
1.52
3.00
-
-
EUR/USD Fixed Spreads
-
1.79
-
-
-
Commissions (USD Base)
$3.50
$4.50
-
$3.50
-
Minimum Deposit
$0
$0
$200
$0
$100
Swap Free Account
No Inactivity Fees
Funding Methods
16+
4+
11+
6+
3+
No Funding Fees

Markets and Instruments

Feature
Pepperstone
FxPro
eToro
ThinkMarkets
Plus500
Currency Pairs
62+
69+
49+
46+
71+
Cryptocurrency CFDs*
12+
30+
46+
21+
15+
Index CFDs
14+
24+
13+
21+
67+
Share CFDs
300+
150+
2000+
1200+
1816+
Commodities CFD
9+
21+
33+
15+
22+
Stockbroking
-
-
2000+
-
-
Retail Max Leverage (Australia)
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 200:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Pro. Max Leverage (Australia)
500:1
-
400:1
500:1
300:1
Retail Max. Leverage (South Africa)
-
-
-
-
-
Pro. Max. Leverage (South Africa)
-
200:1
-
500:1
-
Retail Max. Leverage (With offshore regulators)
200:1
200:1
400:1
500:1
300:1

*Cryptocurrency CFDs are not available to retail traders in the UK due to FCA regulations

Trading Platforms + Tools

Feature
Pepperstone
FxPro
eToro
ThinkMarkets
Plus500
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
cTrader
TradingView
Proprietary Platform
Automated Trading
Social + Copy Trading
Standard Stop Loss
Guaranteed Stop Loss
Demo Account
Unique Feature
Smart Trader Tools
1,300,000 client accounts
CopyTrader functionality
for automated trading
STP Order Execution
Trade cannabis index

Overall