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

Updated Oct 20 2022

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71% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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69% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

AvaTrade is a top-tier multinational broker with more than 7 financial regulators specialising in FX and options trading with their own proprietary platforms.

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
  • New traders looking for a more advanced forex and options platform
  • Experienced traders looking to take advantage of their fixed spreads
  • Experienced traders looking to trade FX options
  • Professional investors looking to trade a variety of markets
  • High net worth traders or investors
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

6

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

7

Other Licenses

0

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • CBI (Ireland)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • ISA (Israel)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • HKMA (Hong Kong)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • AFM (Netherlands)
The Good
  • AvaProtect feature for negative trades payback
  • Great variety of platforms (proprietary ones, MT4 & MT5)
  • Smooth platform experiences and easy account management
  • Custom Options trading platform
  • 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
  • Lack of variety in stocks, ETFs and bonds
  • Expensive inactivity fees
  • No multi-chart tools
  • High trade minimums in all assets except forex
  • 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
2006 1992
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$100 From $500 up to $2,000
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - USD, GBP, EUR, CHF. 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, BE, IR. 

US, BR, ES, IN, KE, MX, NG, PK, ZA.

📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs Hybrid
Total Asset Offering
863 49,339
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 30,000
📙 Stock CFDs
626 0
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
55 182
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
27 19
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
33 29
📔 ETFs
0 5,400
📔 ETFs CFDs
59 5,400
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
17 9
📒 Bonds
0 5,000
📒 Bonds CFDs
2 0
📓 Options
0 3,000
📓 Options CFDs
44 0
📗 Futures
0 300
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Variable - From 1 to 100 units Unavailable
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Variable - From 1 to 100 units Unavailable
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Variable (eg: BTC 0.01, ETH 0.1) 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
Variable (eg: 1 ounce of gold) Unavailable
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
10 units Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
10,000 FX Option contracts Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 30
💪 Professional Leverage
500 66
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
No Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

$50 per quarter after 3 months of inactivity.

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

💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees
None None
💰 Commissions
None

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

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.9 Pips Dynamic - From 0.4 to 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 50 Pips Unavailable
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 34 Pips Unavailable
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.92 Unavailable
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $137.31 Unavailable
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No Yes
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No
📡 Educational Content
Yes No
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No Yes
📡 Webinars
No No