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Updated Dec 14 2021

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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.

Skilling is a multi-platform global broker founded in 2016 that specialises in CFD trading over several asset classes.

Best For
  • Professional investors looking to trade a variety of markets
  • High net worth traders or investors
  • Forex traders who want relatively straightforward, intuitive platforms with low commissions
  • Beginner traders who need assistance implementing first trades
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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
  • Multiple intuitive platforms for traders with different levels of experience
  • Several payment methods for deposits and withdrawals
  • No commission for standard accounts
  • Trade Assistant tool is great for beginners opening their first trade
The Bad
  • High minimum deposit for certain countries
  • Withdrawals via bank transfer only
  • High fees on options and futures
  • Doesn’t allow deleveragred trading or customizable leverage
  • Charges commission on forex and spot metal trading for premium accounts 
  • Asset offering is not that comprehensive
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
4 Days 1 Day
📋 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 documents (Passport, ID card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

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

🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • HKMA (Hong Kong)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • AFM (Netherlands)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
📍 Year Founded
1992 2016
💳 Minimum Deposit
From 500 € to 2,000 € depending on residence $, €, £ - 100 (Standard, MT4), 5,000 (Premium, MT4 Premium)
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Fasapay
  • Webmoney
  • PayRetailers
  • PayTrust
  • Pagsmile
  • Directa
  • NganLuong.vn
  • UnionPay
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
💵 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 5 - EUR, USD, GBP, NOK, SEK.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US,BR,ES,IN,KE,MX,NG,PK,ZA US, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
Yes Yes - depending on product traded, available liquidity and trade size
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks, ETFs, bonds and options.
  • CFDs on currencies, commodities, stocks, indices, ETFs, cryptocurrencies and bonds.

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

📙 Stocks
30,000+ 762
📘 Currency Pairs
182 73
📗 Commodities
19 (CFDs) 6
📕 Indices
29 (CFDs) 18
📔 ETFs
5,400+ 45
💸 Cryptocurrencies
9 34
📒 Bonds
5,000+ N/A
📓 Options
3,000+ N/A
📗 Futures
300+ N/A
📝 Notes:
N/A

All of Skilling’s assets are CFDs

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
N/A Varies per share - From 0.1 shares (Fractional trading)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A Varies per ETF (Eg: VanEck Gold Miners 0.1 unit, XLK 1 unit)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 units of BTC) Varies per Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC, 0.5 LTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
N/A Varies per commodity (eg: Gold 0.1 contracts, Silver 10 contracts)
📉 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 1:66 Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes (through API) Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes, for cTrader, MT4 and MT4 Premium accounts
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

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

No
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions

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

Skilling charges commission on its forex pairs and spot metals for its premium account. The commission starts from $35 per million USD traded (eg: EUR/USD $35, GBP/USD $40 and Gold $60)

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD

0.8 pips on average, as low as 0.4 for VIP

Dynamic - From 0 to 1.3 Pips
📉 SP500
N/A Dynamic - From 120 Pips
📈 GOLD
N/A Dynamic - From 36 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
N/A Dynamic - From $4.62
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A Dynamic - From $0.84
📉 BTC
N/A Dynamic - From $131.8
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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