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If, however the order can be executed at a better price at that point in time, the client will benefit. An "At Limit" order will be queued in time and price priority and will only be executed once all orders ahead of it in the queue have been executed. Once an order has been submitted, the order will appear under the "Today's Order Book" schedule until such time as the order is executed, cancelled or it expires.

E-mail confirmation will be sent to the client when:. Signing the mandate means you understand and accept Absa Stockbrokers Pty Ltd's material obligations regards trading. Absa Stockbrokers cannot be held responsible for system downtime resulting from power failures, Internet slowness or non-operation or JSE system failure or downtime.

A copy of the mandate Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5. Accounts cannot be activated until Absa Stockbrokers have received the original mandate. If you have difficulty printing out the mandate, contact us and we will ensure you receive a copy. Your name should be on the front page of the mandate. Pages 1 to 8 should be initialed and page 9 signed and dated. No purchases or sales will be made without Absa Stockbrokers holding cash or the shares on your behalf.

All new accounts are subject to a credit check. Absa Stockbrokers Pty Ltd. Box Marshalltown Attention: The Absa Stockbrokers Back Office can help you with this. Dear Investor In order to allow Absa Stockbrokers to remain your number one secure online and telephone stockbroking service, we wish to inform you that an Annual Pricing Review has taken place.

From R to R including VAT per annum due in January , which will be waived if you traded five or more times in the previous calendar year previously four times or more. Payable in two equal payments in January and July. The increase will not affect payments due in January , as the fee levied will be in accordance with the current year's rates.

Payments due in July and thereafter in respect of telephone trading and January and thereafter in respect of Online Share Trading will be subject to the increased rate. From 1 January , monthly interest accrued on online share trading accounts will only be credited to client accounts. If the amount due is in excess of R This threshold has been raised from R Our goal is to continue to offer all our clients an efficient and convenient share trading experience.

We thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions about the annual fee increase, please contact us on or visit www. These terms and conditions are exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa and are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of South Africa.

The investment services and information available on this Website are not targeted at residents outside of the Republic of South Africa. In particular, nothing on this site should be interpreted as targeting persons or entities in the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Hong Kong.

This Website and all information provided on this Website and the services provided on this site, is provided "as is". The information provided on this site should not be treated as professional or investment advice of any kind.

The client should consult with a professional adviser before relying on any information on this Website. Commencement, duration, termination and suspension. These terms and conditions shall commence on the date of acceptance thereof by the client and shall continue indefinitely, provided that the client may terminate the agreement with immediate effect by selecting the "Cancel Registration" button under "Maintain My Account" on the Website, thereafter the service will immediately be terminated.

Absa Stockbrokers may give the termination notice to the client by publication on the Website, or by email or any other communication tool. Absa Stockbrokers may temporarily suspend the use of this Website in terms of these terms and conditions in order to repair, maintain, upgrade, replace or improve any of Absa Stockbrokers' services in terms hereof. Where circumstances permit, Absa Stockbrokers shall use its best endeavours to provide prior notice of any such suspension to the client.

Absa Stockbrokers shall restore the use of this Website as soon as reasonably practicable after any such temporary suspension. All entries are time stamped and meticulously logged. The system will only accept orders to sell shares if Absa Stockbrokers holds the client's shares and the account is registered to trade shares online. The system will only accept orders to buy shares if Absa Stockbrokers holds sufficient funds for the client's account.

The system will display all open orders as well as the last 20 completed, expired or cancelled orders. All share price information is delayed by at least 15 minutes. No live prices are available, except when placing orders. The investment services and information available on this website are not targeted at residents outside of the Republic of South Africa.

In particular, nothing on this website should be interpreted as targeting persons or entities in the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Hong Kong. Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management shall be entitled to terminate this agreement on 30 thirty days' written notice to the client. Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management may give the termination notice to the client by publication on the website, or by email or any other communication tool.

Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management may temporarily suspend the use of this website to repair, maintain, upgrade, replace or improve any information or services contained within the website. Where circumstances permit, Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management shall use its best endeavours to provide prior notice of any such suspension to the client.

Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management shall restore the use of this website as soon as reasonably practicable after any such temporary suspension. The website displays all open orders as well as the last 20 completed, expired or cancelled orders.

Existing clients of Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management who have portfolio or normal telephonic trading accounts may want to convert their accounts to online accounts. The online registration process must be followed and all relevant documentation, including a letter instructing us to transfer all the shares and cash balances from the existing account.

Please state the account number. The new online account will be activated within 48 hours during a business week of the original instruction letter being received.

Clients who want to split their existing portfolio should complete the registration process; including signing the mandate and enclosing all the relevant documentation, including a letter to Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management instructing us as to which shares should be transferred.

It is important that non-resident accountholders declare this fact when they complete the mandate. Failure to do so could be deemed to be a contravention of foreign exchange regulations. For any order to be executed, there needs to be a corresponding counterparty, thus for "buy" orders, a corresponding offer is required and for "sell" orders, a corresponding bid needs to be available.

All orders are matched on price only, therefore if insufficient shares are available to match an order completely, then the order may be only partially executed. Orders placed "At Market" will be executed immediately, in part or in full, at the best price, assuming there is a counterparty available. If there is no bid or offer available, orders will be placed at the ruling price.

It is therefore strongly recommended that for illiquid stocks and in particular warrants, orders are placed "At Limit". An "At Limit" order determines the maximum price buy or minimum price sell at which the share is to be traded. If, however, the order can be executed at a better price at that point in time, the client will benefit. An "At Limit" order will be queued in time and price priority and will only be executed once all orders ahead of it in the queue have been executed.

Once an order has been submitted, the order will appear under the "Today's Order Book" schedule until such time as the order is executed, cancelled or it expires. Email confirmation will be sent to the client when:.

The client must not disclose this password, thereby giving access to any unauthorised person. The client must take all reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorised use of the services provided via the website including unauthorised access to the Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management Online Share Trading service.

If the client suspects that any person has obtained unauthorised access to their account, the client must immediately notify Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management on during office hours and immediately change the password. If a client elects to ordinarily change their password, this may be done via the website. If any unauthorised person obtains the password in any manner whatsoever, such a person will be regarded as the client's duly authorised agent with full authority to access the website and use the services provided on the client's behalf, unless the client is able to prove that the person has obtained the password due to Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management' negligence or due to internal fraud in Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management.

Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management will upon the client's request forward to the client monthly statements and contract notes via email.

The email forwarded to the client will be encrypted. It is the client's responsibility to ensure that the email address provided is correct and functional. Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management will not be responsible if the client fails to receive their statement by virtue of the client providing an incorrect email address or one which is inoperative.

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Invest to beat inflation and ensure that your money grows. If inflation is at 6. Any information, illustrative prices, disclosure materials or analyses provided to you have been prepared on assumptions and parameters that reflect good faith determinations by Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management and do not constitute advice by Absa Stockbrokers and it should not be relied upon as such. The past performance of any securities or other products is not an indication of future performance.

No representation or warranty is made that any indicative performance or return indicated will be achieved in the future. ETF's - What to choose? We also look at how to choose the right ETF for you How to use the Website Learn more on how to place a trade, search for shares and make use of many other features once you have logged into our website What you can expect from the ZAR - May Hear from Cristopher Gilmour as to his thoughts around what we can expect from the rand going foward.

Webinar - The impact of the Oil Price Christopher Gilmour talks about how the oil price has impacted the economy and markets Webinar - Economic and Market update 5 April Chris Gilmour provides an update on the economy and the market locally and offshore Webinar - Economic and Market overview 9th March Christopher Gilmour presents the Economic an Market overview.

Dividends What are dividends? How do they contribute to the compound effect? Overcoming the Cost of Being Human Presented by Greg Davies, this video is all about helping clients become better investors. Identifying Blue Chips What are "blue chip" shares and how does one identify them. Build better portfolios ETF This video will provide you with insight into Exchange Traded Funds and why they are so important to any investment portfolio.

The marshmallow test Learn how patience is rewarded over time. Simulated Trading Account Getting started in the stock market can seem like a big step, so our Simulated Trading Account gives you the chance to get a feel for it without risking your money.

Open a simulated account. Complete a mandate Before you start investing, we require you to fill in an online mandate form. Register — Provide personal details and set up your account credentials Step 2: Login — Use your newly registered credentials to login Step 3: Complete details — Learn more about your next steps and start investing!

Agree - Consent to the terms of use Step 6: Complete - Learn more about your next steps and start investing! Provide documents What do I need to open a personal account? Proof of residential address not older than 3 months 3. What do I need to open a non-individual account? Proof of physical address in the name of the company not older than 3 months 3.

Proof of bank account in the name of the company 4. Resolution — who is going to operate the account attached 5. SARS document as proof of income tax number in the name of the company 7.

Shareholding letter — indicate the percentage of the shareholding You can submit your FICA documents to any of the addresses listed below, or alternatively you can drop off your documents at any Absa branch, marked "Attention: Diversify your portfolio by tracking an index or market through a single share with ETFs. Tracking the performance of an index can be difficult and expensive — imagine the cost involved in buying every share in the JSE Top 40 and the time and skill it would take to constantly monitor your holdings.

ETFs make market tracking easier. They do this by tracking the performance of an index like the JSE Top By buying units or shares in an ETF, you can gain access to an index or market through a single shareholding. ETFs combine the benefits of a fund — instant diversification and access to a whole market or sector — with the benefits of a share, such as flexibility, continuous pricing, ease of access and continuous dealing during market hours.

Of course as with all investments, ETFs can carry risk, however, they are considered the least risky. Their value can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you initially invested.

Why Exchange Traded Funds? Simple - bought and sold just like shares, they are easy to trade. Flexible - invest in global markets and assets that can be difficult to access. Diversification - ETFs can be a useful addition to a balanced portfolio and allow you to access whole indices which are based in various countries, e.

Clear pricing - as ETFs are bought and sold like shares, standard commission rates apply. Market Makers - reduce risk by offering fair value and liquidity. So if, for example, you have 1 million ETFs to sell, the Market Maker will ensure they buy it from you at a fair price. You don't need to wait for buyers or sellers to get your quantity of shares. Shares Shares are like fractions of a company. For example City Lodge and Spar, where market cap is below a certain larger threshold.

Also known as penny shares and considered high risk. Companies considered smaller with exponential growth, typically come from the technology sector, which can also be volatile.

Company stock with dividends that are paid to shareholders before common stock dividends are paid out. In the event of a company bankruptcy, preferred stock shareholders have a right to be paid company assets first.

Preference shares typically pay a fixed dividend, whereas common stocks do not. And unlike common shareholders, preference share shareholders usually do not have voting rights. How investing in shares works Investing in shares means buying and holding them for a while with the aim of making a return. There are two ways of making a return from shares: This is called a dividend. Things to remember Shares can fall as well as rise in value. Monitoring your portfolio Your strategy will define how often you monitor your portfolio.

Here are some points to remember: Our commitment to you, our customer Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management does not and will not sell or provide personal client information to third parties for independent use. Sharing customer information - responsibly The only instances in which Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management is permitted to disclose customer information is when it is: Authorised by the customer Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management will not collect or use customer information without obtaining the customer's consent.

In respect of marketing of services or products, consent to collect or use information can be expressed for example signing an agreement or implied e. The type of customer information the customer will be asked to provide will vary according to the product or services required.

Absa is made up of a number of different business units, such as Merchant Bank, Vehicle and Asset Finance and Card division. By sharing information about a customer's accounts among different business units, Absa can serve the customer more efficiently.

Other companies routinely contact Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management for credit and financial information about customers. Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management will, however, only share customer information in the instances where disclosure is made at the customer's request or with the customer's consent. Right to amend this privacy statement Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management reserves the right to amend this policy at any time. Fully supported browsers include: To download the latest version of: Select the respective terms and conditions: Jurisdiction These terms and conditions are exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa and are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of South Africa.

The system The website displays all open orders as well as the last 20 completed, expired or cancelled orders. Conversion of accounts and splitting of portfolios Existing clients of Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management who have portfolio or normal telephonic trading accounts may want to convert their accounts to online accounts. Non-resident investors It is important that non-resident accountholders declare this fact when they complete the mandate.

Placing orders This service is only available to accounts registered to trade shares online. Email confirmation will be sent to the client when: The client, at the time at which Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management is capable of accessing such message; Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management, at the time shown on the message as having been sent, or if not so shown, at the time shown on Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management' computer system as having been sent.

An email message is deemed to be received by: