How to start investing on the JSE

Investing on the JSE

Starting your investment journey does not have to be a daunting experience.  Here at the JSE we aim to provide you with the best information so that your investment decisions are made through well informed decisions. 

The first step is to get an understanding of what the JSE is all about.

When gold was discovered in South Africa in 1886, it quickly became apparent that a stock exchange was needed to raise money for the booming South African mining and financial industry.  Thus, in 1887 the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) was born.

The JSE has a history of over 130 years offering secure and efficient primary and secondary capital markets across a diverse range of securities. 

We allow buyers and sellers to trade in five different markets:  Equities (Shares/Stocks), Equity Derivatives, Commodity Derivatives, Currency Derivatives and Interest Rate Products.

The JSE moved from the traditional ‘outcry’ floor-based trading to make way for a modern fully electronic trading, clearing and settlement system in June 1996.  With online trading access available to anyone or a stockbrokers only a phone call away, investing on the JSE is quicker, easier and more accessible than ever before. 

Let the JSE help you get connected to reach the full potential of your earnings and achieve your financial goals.

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