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ViewPoint - Free with delayed pricing
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Standard Online Share Trading (OST) is pleased to announce that you now have access to our state-of-the-art trading and charting platform. Your ViewPoint Basic package includes 15 minute delayed pricing and comes at no additional cost you.

What is ViewPoint?


ViewPoint is a low-bandwidth, web-based market data and trading platform that you can launch from the OST platform. Through the interactive ViewPoint, you can keep an eye on the market, are equipped to make more informed decisions using the advanced data tools, while trading multiple asset classes.

ViewPoint makes trading easy and personalised for anyone, regardless of your experience in the market


What does ViewPoint have to offer?


Built on state-of-the-art technology to keep you connected to financial markets, ViewPoint’s basic package features include:

  • Easy Login from anywhere(no plugins)
  • Widget-based design allowing full customisation
  • Market data feed
  • Rich tools at your fingertips
  • Powerful search puts information quickly within reach
  • World-class charting
  • Dynamic alerts based on news, process and trades
  • Seamless intergration enabling efficient order handling and real-time compliance

Try ViewPoint


Follow these easy steps to Launch ViewPoint now.

1. Login to Standard Online Share Trading
2. Click on the ViewPoint tab.
3. Click Launch.


Video:  Getting started on ViewPoint.


If you would like to view live prices you may upgrade from the ViewPoint Basic package on the ViewPoint tab as follows:


• Live Level 1 Depth – R 175 per month or
• Live Level 5 Depth – R 195 per month.


If you are currently subscribed to ViewPoint Basic package, as of May 2019 you will no longer be billed.


Should you experience any issues please contact us on 0860 121 161 / +27 11 415 5000 (intl.) or email [email protected]


* Offer applies only to the ViewPoint Basic package.





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I would like to know if I can place stop loss levels & take profit levels on OST platform(s), particularly for for ungeared investing/trading?


I'm considering changing my broker even though they have the lowest brokerage fees and no montly fees but the broker isn't interest in adding stop loss/take profit functions and those are more important to me than "cheaper' fees.

Sam Swailes
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Unable to access Share Trading Online account. 

A new account which has not worked since implementation/registration. 

Cannot link the OST account to my Personal account. Support have reset the password and given a temporary password, but that doesn't work either. 

Now there is no response from support at all.


Kabelo Mmono
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Good day

I am also experiencing the same problem as Sam Swailes. Kindly assist me urgently.


Thank yiu

Patricia Madonsela
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I can't wait to login

New Member

I want to know why my login details only worknon my computer and not on my I pad or I phone


Occasional Visitor

I cant believe they sit with the problem from 2021 and it is 2024 and still have the same problem