Why Trade with Global CFDs?

"Quite simply we believe our clients have access to the best retail trading platform at the lowest cost."

International Equities
SA Equities
Indices, Commodities, FX
Live Charts & Technical Indicators
Global Markets from one account
Margin / Leverage
Minimum volume per trade
From 0.08%
From 0.15%
From Comm. Free
up to 200 x
No Minimum
CFD Providers
from 0.10% N/A
from 0.25% 0.4%-1.50%
spread + 2bps N/A
Some brokers Some brokers
No No
up to 100 x up to 10 x
100 shares 100 shares

For more information please contact us on 031 265 2869 or by email on info@globalcfds.co.za

Mindful of the fact that the South African market has seen certain Derivative brokers ‘default’ in recent times, the counterparty risk that a client is exposed to is of major importance when it comes to choosing a broker to trade through. Global CFDs acts as Introducing Broker to CMC Markets Plc. Therefore, the clients’ counterparty risk is represented by CMC Markets Plc (CMC) as opposed to Global CFDs, who essentially acts as a local partner to CMC.

CMC is widely regarded as a pioneer in online trading having conducted what is thought to be the first online FX trade back in October 1996. Having been in operation for over 20 years, regulated in 12 major financial markets across the globe, and with a market capitalization of over GBP 1bn CMC has the pedigree of a world class financial institution. As a specialist and market maker in CFDs and margined FX, CMC has achieved its success by focusing on developing leading edge technology. It is this core feature of CMC’s business that attracted the interests of Goldman Sachs who in 2007 became a shareholder in the company.

Another area of concern to South African residents is the local regulation of unlisted products, such as CFDs, and the protection afforded to clients who engage in CFD trading. As a global company, headed out of London and regulated by the Financial Services Authority, all clients are protected by Client Money Segregation and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (www.fscs.org.uk). Under FSA regulation clients' funds are segregated in a separate bank account which cannot be accessed by CMC regardless of their own financial status. These measures of protection to clients are not in place in South Africa and hence provide clients with an enhanced level of security.

The following is a summary of the key features of Global CFDs trading service:


  • Stocks, FX, Indices, Commodities, Sectors, Treasuries
  • Over 7590 instruments across 23 global markets


  • International Stocks from 0.08%
  • South African Stocks from 0.15%
  • Indices, FX, Commodities, Sectors, Treasuries – commission free*
  • Basic Charge of GBP 1 per trade

* Bid-Offer spread varies according to the initial deposit of funds

Trading Platform

  • Stable trading platform transacting a trade every 2 seconds
  • $ 100m invested in developing the trading software over the past 8 years
  • Real time charting with 42 technical indicators
  • Market commentary and streaming news feeds
  • 24/7 help desk

Global CFDs is an authorised Financial Services Provider, FSP License No. 36999 and Registration No. 2008/197368/23.