SOME brokers, particularly the larger ones, cater to the full spectrum of client segments, from the novice investor to the high-action day trader. Others are more niche-orientated, with differing areas of specialisation. The tables below reflect which brokers excel in different areas. Note that tied scores are common.RESPONSIVENESS & TRANSPARENCYStockbroker                                  RatingRand Swiss                                     5.00Sharenet                                         4.80IG South Africa                             4.80Sanlam Private Wealth/              4.75iTrade   ABSA Stockbrokers                      4.40PSG Wealth                                   4.25FNB Securities                              4.25We assessed 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, sto...

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