There are many elements to being a great broker. Some, however, focus on particular capabilities, such as a wide range of exotic trading instruments to suit professional trading clients.Others aim to support more novice investors with educational support. In this section we list excellent brokers on four different measures to help readers recognise the ones that would suit them.We assess this category using information garnered from the brokers’ submissions as well as our own investigations into their offerings. The tools assessed, among others, were: direct market access, ability to view market depth, live prices, charting, stop-loss orders and limit orders.Available instruments assesses the range of investible instruments on offer.The range as well as the quality of educational support and research provided by brokers pretty much across the market (there are a few exceptions) is extraordinary. Investors are well catered for in SA. From basic trading concepts to the more sophistica...

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