The number of shares available for purchase (or sale) on the EasyEquities platform may vary from share to share and be subject to a maximum amount or value per transaction. You can do more than one transaction to achieve a position size larger than the limit, however, this will be subject to the liquidity available on the underlying exchange.
We actively measure the liquidity of each underlying share and these results dictate what these limits should be as we need to ensure that we are able to purchase (or sell) as many shares as our investors are buying (or selling) via the platform.
For a definition of liquidity, please visit our Glossary.
Given that we act as an intermediary between our investors and the exchange, we are ultimately subject to the liquidity available to the market on the exchange.
Naturally, a low transaction limit will highlight an illiquid share and vice versa. An illiquid share will also generally display a wider price spread (i.e. the difference between the buying and selling prices). Please note EasyEquities may from time to time adjust these limits as the liquidity profile of each share changes.
Relevant trading limits are displayed on each instrument’s trade ticket on the platform.
If you are experiencing one of those limits on your attempts to sell or purchase a particular instrument, please contact our trading desk on 010 141 2202 between 09:05 am - 16:40 pm Monday to Friday (business days) for assistance.
Transactions concluded via the Trading desk may attract an additional fee.