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Trading software - Do I need it?

Online trading software​

Trading software is typically a charting package that helps traders (as opposed to investors) to make buy and sell decisions. Most online stockbrokers will offer some online trading software as part of their offering. In most cases, this will be more than enough.

JSE trading software

If you find you need more powerful tools than the online offering, there are many options but heed a word of warning: A number of companies are cold calling people offering trading software and education for traders, but at high prices. They often promise that it is simple. This is not a realistic claim.

Education is freely available on the internet (including right here on the JSE website) and a top trading software package shouldn’t cost more than maybe R6 000 at the absolute top end of the range (with some as cheap as a couple of thousand rands).​​​

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