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How To Open A Trading Account In South Africa?

16 December 2021 | 0 comments | Posted by Nir Bresler in Money Talks

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In terms of economic uncertainty and high inflation, investors are continuing to go further rout the risk curve to try and capture larger spreads. This is true for institutional investors, and as they gyrate markets, it attracts retail who look to piggyback off that momentum. More trading volume in South Africa is moving from equities to digital assets like bitcoin and the wider cryptocurrency sector.

Since these asset classes are still pretty small, the ability to move a certain token is easier and, therefore, more volatility—the more volatility, the more opportunity but also more risk.

As mentioned, with savings accounts yielding very little and even negative when factoring in currency debasement, investing seems to be a popular option for more South Africans.

The scope of crypto trading has been dramatically increasing in South Africa. Various studies suggest that there has been a 1200% increase in crypto adoption in Africa from July 2020 to June 2021. This radical adaptation is the fastest throughout the world. However, in terms of overall value trades, the continent still has to catch up a lot.

If you are looking for a way to get started with crypto trading in South Africa, these guides will be incredibly helpful. So without further ado, let’s get started.

What is a trading account?

A trading account works as a marketplace for the traders who buy and sell Stocks, Forex, Commodities, and other securities and now digital assets. When you create a trading account, you access trading tools such as market charts and indicators. These tools can help you evaluate the market condition and predict future trends.

How to open up a trading account?

Before opening a trading account, you should select the best trading platforms depending on the type of preferred instruments, unique benefits, and outstanding features. Once you select a trading platform, enter your information in the registration form.

You will find the registration or signup button on the home page of almost every platform. Once you are done with the application, the platform will verify your details as per the KYC (Know Your Customer) privacy policy. After verification, you can access your trading account and deposit your funds for trading.

Where can you open up a trading account?

Whether you are a passive or active investor trader or somewhere in between, there is a suitable trading platform for you. Therefore, you need to decide upon your trading strategies. In this regard, you need to evaluate the platform and make a well-informed decision carefully.

For instance, Ava Trade is a reliable platform in South Africa, offering a variety of markets such as Bitcoin, Cryptos, Stocks, and Forex. Also, it offers the ultimate experience to new and professional traders with a wide range of benefits. Beginners can open a demo account and understand the game without investing their hard-earned money.

How you can close your trading account

Before closing a trading account, you should notify the platform you are signed up with that you no longer want to use their service. They will ask you to fill out the account closure form. Make sure you carefully enter the details.

On a platform with a good user interface, you can find the closure form on the website. Make sure you enter the reason for closing the account. Once you fill out the information, submit the form and wait for the platform representative to respond.

You will receive an account closure confirmation from the trading platform.

What are the benefits of a trading account?

After signing up with a reliable trading platform, investors can create personal limits. Furthermore, investors can trade with Forex, Cryptocurrency, and stocks with their trading account.

Here are some common benefits of a trading account:

A trading account eliminates the need for physical transactions with securities. Investors can measure gross profit and sales and maintain their profitability position.

Furthermore, you can calculate the ratio between gross profits and goods sold.

Can I move my trading account to a new service provider?

Yes, you can transfer your trading account to a new platform. For that, you should gather recent statements from your existing account and create a new account on a new trading platform. Initiate your funds to the new account, and continue your trading activities.

Do you want to learn more?

Here is some trading advice for beginners in South Africa so that they can scale their trading game.

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