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69% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

ActivTrades Vs. Saxo Bank - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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81% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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Overview

ActivTrades is a global broker founded in Switzerland in 2001 that specialises in providing CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies along with their own proprietary platform and MT4 & 5.

Saxo Bank is a Danish investment bank operating since 1992. It is one of the most regulated brokerages in the world with an exceptional selection of financial instruments.

Best For
  • Beginner and intermediate traders looking for a simple and powerful platform
  • Experienced currency traders looking to exploit the tight spreads
  • CFD traders looking for an de-leveraged option to trade
  • Professional investors looking to trade a variety of markets
  • High net worth traders or investors
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

1

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Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

7

Other Licenses

0

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
  • CSSF (Luxembourg)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • HKMA (Hong Kong)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • AFM (Netherlands)
The Good
  • Great and intuitive proprietary platform
  • MT4 and MT5 offered
  • Low currency spreads
  • Exceptional selection of financial instruments at one place
  • 2 highly-customizable proprietary trading platforms
  • API integration for 3rd party services like Excel or TradingView
The Bad
  • Asset offering is small when compared to similar competitors
  • Commissions are charged
  • Cryptocurrency trading is disabled during weekends
  • High minimum deposit for certain countries
  • Withdrawals via bank transfer only
  • High fees on options and futures
Status
Operational Operational
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Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day 4 Days
📋 Documents Required
  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

📍 Year Founded
2001 1992
💳 Minimum Deposit
$500 From 500 € to 2,000 € depending on residence
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - EUR, USD, CHF, GBP. 26 - AED, AUD, CAD, CHF, CNH, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, ILS, JPY, LTL, MXN, MYR, NOK, NZD, PLN, RON, RUB, SEK, SGD, TRY, USD, ZAR
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. US,BR,ES,IN,KE,MX,NG,PK,ZA
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

CFDs on stocks, indices, currencies, commodities, ETFs and cryptocurrencies.

  • Real stocks, ETFs, bonds and options.
  • CFDs on currencies, commodities, stocks, indices, ETFs, cryptocurrencies and bonds.
📙 Stocks
1,000+ 30,000+
📘 Currency Pairs
50 182
📗 Commodities
16 19 (CFDs)
📕 Indices
30 29 (CFDs)
📔 ETFs
500+ 5,400+
💸 Cryptocurrencies
11 9
📒 Bonds
N/A 5,000+
📓 Options
N/A 3,000+
📗 Futures
N/A 300+
📝 Notes:

All of ActivTrades’s assets are CFDs.

N/A
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share (Fractional share trading allowed) N/A
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies per ETF (Fractional ETF trading allowed) N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Varies by Cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 units of BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) N/A
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:400 Up to 1:66
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes Yes (through API)
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

Yes, $10 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

Up to $150 after 6 months of inactivity, £25 after one quarter in the UK

💰 Deposit Fees

Yes depending on method:

  • Credit and Debit cards have a 1.5% fee
No
💰 Withdrawal Fees

Yes, only for bank transfer withdrawals (9 GBP each)

No
💰 Commissions

Yes depending on asset:

  • For European shares (excluding London) there are fees of 0.05% of the transaction value (minimum 1€) or 0.01% of the transaction value (minimum 5€)
  • For London shares there are commissions of 0.10% of transaction value (minimum 1£)
  • For New york and other international shares there are commissions of $0.02 per share (minimum $1)

Along specific commissions per asset there can be market data fees such as 1€ monthly for New york exchanges or others.

$0.02/share (min $10) for US Stocks, from 0.10% (min €10) for other equity markets, €4 per futures contract

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0.5 Pips to 0.91 Pips 0.8 Pips average - 0.4 for VIPs
📉 SP500
From 23 Pips to 50 Pips N/A
📈 GOLD
From 98 Pips N/A
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📉 BTC
From $55 to $91 N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No Yes
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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