Saxo Bank
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65% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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

Updated May 13 2022

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65% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

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.

Oanda is an international Forex broker founded in 1996 with headquarters in the United States. Oanda specialises exclusively in currency trading solutions for all trader levels. Their greatest selling points are their strong regulatory framework and robust proprietary platforms.

Best For
  • Professional investors looking to trade a variety of markets
  • High net worth traders or investors
  • Forex traders of all levels (from beginner to advanced)
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • HKMA (Hong Kong)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • AFM (Netherlands)
  • CFTC (U.S)
  • NFA (U.S)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • BVI (British Virgin Islands)
The Good
  • Exceptional selection of financial instruments at one place
  • 2 highly-customizable proprietary trading platforms
  • API integration for 3rd party services like Excel or TradingView
  • High trustworthiness, regulated by the best regulators in the world
  • Fast, simple and professional trading platforms
  • Competitive spreads in their currency pairs
The Bad
  • High minimum deposit for certain countries
  • Withdrawals via bank transfer only
  • High fees on options and futures
  • Extremely limited offering of assets (104)
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
4 Days 1 day minimum (may take longer)
📋 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.

*There is no document verification needed for gross account deposits below US$9,000.

📍 Year Founded
1992 1996
💳 Minimum Deposit
From 500 € to 2,000 € depending on residence $, €, £, - 0.
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
💵 Account Base Currencies
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 9 - USD, EUR, GBP, SGD, CHF, JPY, AUD, CAD, HKD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes
❌ Restricted Countries
US,BR,ES,IN,KE,MX,NG,PK,ZA AF, AL, BS, BB, BW, BF, BI, KH, KY, CF, TD, CD, CG, CU, ER, ET, GH, IR, IQ, JM, KP, LY, MU, MN, MA, MM, NI, NG, PK, PS, PA, SN, SL, SO, SS, SD, SY, TT, TN, UG, VU, YE, ZW.
📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks, ETFs, bonds and options.
  • CFDs on currencies, commodities, stocks, indices, ETFs, cryptocurrencies and bonds.

CFDs on currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies, indices and bonds.

📙 Stocks
30,000+ N/A
📘 Currency Pairs
182 68
📗 Commodities
19 (CFDs) 13
📕 Indices
29 (CFDs) 16
📔 ETFs
5,400+ N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
9 4
📒 Bonds
5,000+ 6
📓 Options
3,000+ N/A
📗 Futures
300+ N/A
📝 Notes:
N/A

All Oanda's assets are CFDs. In the case of commodities, they only have 13, but each commodity has various trading pairs against several different currencies, eg: GOLD/EUR, GOLD/CHF, etc.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 units of BTC) Varies by crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 lots) 1 unit of any currency pair (Eg: 1 Euro, 1 Usd, 1 GBP, etc)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
N/A Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A 1 unit of any Bond contract
📈 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 1:66 Up to 1:100
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes (through API) Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

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

Yes, $10 after 1 year of inactivity
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No

Credit and Debit cards are free, when it comes to Bank transfer depends on the account's base currency (eg: the first withdrawal costs $, €, £ 20 and any subsequent ones 35). In the case of SGD, there are no fees.

💰 Commissions

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

No, but they do charge currency conversion fees. If your account base currency is GBP and you trade the EUR/USD pair, you'll be paying a conversion fee.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
0.8 Pips average - 0.4 for VIPs Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
N/A Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📈 GOLD
N/A Dynamic - From 26 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
N/A N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A N/A
📉 BTC
N/A Dynamic - From $100
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
Yes No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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