Singapore is one of the most popular forex & CFD broker jurisdictions, and is often used as a regional headquarters for Asian or at least Southeast Asian brokerage activities. The small city-state is also home to many brokerage companies that offer stocks or stock CFDs for trading. Among the most commonly offered stocks are the American “FAANG” stocks, stocks from major European corporations, and sometimes also from Japanese and other Asian companies.
It is important to note that all brokers in Singapore are strictly regulated by the government’s own financial regulator, known as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). However, MAS regulations are generally more relaxed than those in the EU and North America, making Singapore a great option for traders looking for more leverage than what is available from brokers in their home countries.