Share trading

Trade more than 12000 international shares on margin with the world's No.1 CFD provider1

Find a share to trade

Use our market finder tool to find news, videos, analysis and data on the shares you want to trade, or browse our shares list as a XLS document.

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Share Finder

Share prices

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Apple Inc (All Sessions)
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Facebook Inc (All Sessions)
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AstraZeneca PLC (SE)
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BP PLC - ADR
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Lloyds Banking Group PLC
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Rio Tinto PLC
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Why trade shares with IG?

  • Trade on desktop and mobile

    Enjoy seamless trading with our browser-based platform and mobile and tablet apps

  • Access over 12000 markets

    Low margins and competitive spreads on a wide range of popular, local and global stocks

  • Direct market access (DMA)

    More control, functionality and liquidity, plus see market depth and interact with order books

  • Trade shares on margin

    Gain full exposure with a small initial deposit when you trade CFDs, but remember with leverage comes increased risk

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Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 16,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 16,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Trade seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Trade seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

What is share trading?

Shares are one of the most popular and well-known financial instruments. When you buy a share, you’re buying a small part - or ‘unit of ownership’ - in a company. So if you’re considering trading shares, it’s extremely important to research both the company and the industry that it’s in.

An added benefit of trading shares is receiving dividends. They represent your share of the company’s profits and are usually paid out twice a year. The amount you receive depends on how much the management distributes to shareholders, and how much it reinvests back into the business.

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South African residents are required to obtain the necessary tax clearance certificates in line with their foreign investment allowance.

1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half yearly financial statements, June 2019)

Contact us

24 hours a day from 10am Saturday to Friday night at midnight.

010 344 0053

You can also email helpdesk.za@ig.com

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.