Vanuatu is an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean that is well-known as an offshore haven for forex brokers and other firms in the finance industry. Although brokerage companies have been flocking to Vanuatu over the years, the nation does regulate all brokers that incorporate there through the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (VFSC).
Some of the forex brokers in Vanuatu also offers stock trading to their clients as CFDs. These are great instruments for trading because they give access to high leverage, which is usually not available in the stock market. And in offshore countries like Vanuatu in particular, leverage can be as high as 1:1,000, meaning that even small moves in stock prices can yield large returns.