Step 1: Finding the right share to buy
Step 2: Find a broker or Buy Directly Online
Step 3: Setting up your FREE personal account
Step 4: Make your first share purchase on the JSE
Discretionary brokers have a good knowledge of how to buy shares, and their financial wellbeing is at stake too, so you can usually be assured of some savvy purchases (along with higher commission fees). If you’re taking the non-discretionary route, then as a beginner it’s recommended that you identify between 4 and 5 different shares to purchase, as this will offer some diversification – important for shielding you from significant dips in any particular market.