Best CFD Trading Platform South Africa

7 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 – 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

 

Broker Reviewed

Pepperstone
ThinkMarkets
FxPro
Plus500
AvaTrade
Our Rating
9.17
7.67
7.46
5.83
5
Active Trader Discounts
78.94% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider
Trading from single account
80.5% of retail CFD accounts lose money
250+ trading instruments

Regulations and Licenses

Feature
Pepperstone
ThinkMarkets
FxPro
Plus500
AvaTrade
FSCA (South Africa)
Pending

Brokerage

Feature
Pepperstone
ThinkMarkets
FxPro
Plus500
AvaTrade
EUR/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.13
0.1
0.37
GBP/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.51
AUD/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.18
EUR/USD Standard Spread
1.13
1.4
0.8
1.30 Retail
0.90 Professional
EUR/USD Fixed Spreads
1.2
1.6
0.9
Commissions (USD Base)
AUD $3.50
USD $3.50
$3.50 per side
USD$0.45 (cTrader)
Commission Rebates
Minimum Deposit
AUD $200
USD $200
$0
$500 Recommended
100
USD $100
Swap Free Account
No Inactivity Fees
Funding Methods
16
6
4
3
7
No Funding Fees

Markets and Instruments

Feature
Pepperstone
ThinkMarkets
FxPro
Plus500
AvaTrade
Currency Pairs
66+
38+
70+
60+
60+
Cryptocurrency CFDs
4+
5+
10+
11+
Index CFDs
2+
21+
24+
67+
15+
Share CFDs
5+
1200+
150+
1816+
99+
Commodities CFD
4+
10+
10+
17+
16+
Stockbroking
Retail Max. Leverage
500:1
500:1
30:1 FXProGLobal Markets
500:1 FXPro Financial Services
30:1 (FCA)
300:1 (ASIC)
20:1 (MAS)
400:1 (Intl)
30:1 (UK/Europe)
Professional Leverage
500:1
500:1
500:1
300:1
400:1

Trading Platforms + Tools

Feature
Pepperstone
ThinkMarkets
FxPro
Plus500
AvaTrade
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
cTrader
Proprietary Platform
Automated Trading
Social + Copy Trading
Standard Stop Loss
Guaranteed Stop Loss

(available only where European regulation applies)
Guaranteed Neg Protection
ESMA regulated territories only
ESMA regulated territories only
ESMA regulated territories only

(available only where European regulation applies)
Demo Account
Unique Feature 1
Smart Trader Tools
STP Order Execution
1,300,000 client accounts
Trade cannabis index
Choice of social trading tools
Unique Feature 2
Fast Execution Speed
Uptime record of 99.99%
Avg execution time 11.06 ms
Guaranteed stop-loss
Sign on bonus available

Overall

Pepperstone
ThinkMarkets
FxPro
Plus500
AvaTrade