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Shares trading

Trade more than 7500 shares on margin with the world's No.1 CFD provider1

Live shares prices

Markets Sell Buy Updates Change
Kumba Iron Ore Ltd
Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd
Sasol Ltd
AngloGold Ashanti Ltd (SA)
MTN Group Ltd

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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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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 7500 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

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.

Want to learn more?

Watch Sara explain the basics of
share trading in less than two minutes

  • CFD costs and details

    Full CFD details on our range of SA and international shares.

  • Shares DMA

    See and interact with market depth with our shares DMA technology

Open an account now

It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

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South African residents are required to obtain the necessary tax clearance certificates in line with their foreign investment allowance and may not use credit or debit cards to fund their international account.

 For CFDs, Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, October 2016); (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report October 2016). 

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