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SquaredFinancial Vs. Binance - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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Overview

SquaredFinancial is a global brokerage firm founded in 2005 and headquartered in Cyprus that specialises in providing real stocks along with CFDs on all major asset classes paired with MT4 & MT5 platforms.

Binance is a global cryptocurrency exchange founded in 2017 in China with the aim of providing the ultimate trading solution. Currently, they offer more than 700+ cryptocurrencies, derivatives (such as Vanilla options, futures, staking), a Launchpad platform for ICOs and many more services such as several trading platforms with different complexity levels.

Best For
  • Professional high volume traders looking to exploit their competitive commissions in shares
  • High volume FX traders looking to open a SquaredElite account with spreads from 0 Pips
  • Avid cryptocurrency traders and investors from intermediate to expert levels
  • Day traders looking for a high liquidity exchange with competitive fees
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

2

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Regulation

Unregulated

Top-tier Licenses

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Other Licenses

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)

None, not required at the moment.

The Good
  • Extensive asset offering (more than 10,000+ products)
  • Real stocks are offered along with CFDs
  • Very competitive share trading commissions when compared to similar brokers
  • Largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world by liquidity
  • Massive cryptocurrencies selection available (700+)
  • Large amount of financial products in the form of derivatives (Vanilla options, futures, etc)
  • Advanced trading platforms with visual order books at no cost
The Bad
  • Platform offering is limited to only MT4 and MT5
  • High minimum deposit for SquaredElite account (5,000 €)
  • Interface can be complex to use for beginners
  • The wide selection of products and derivatives can also be intimidating for beginners
Status
Operational Operational
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Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day 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.

Only to increase withdrawal limits:

  • 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
2005 2017
💳 Minimum Deposit

250 € (SquaredPro Account), 5,000 € SquaredElite Account

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💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Instatransfer
  • All supported cryptocurrencies
  • Bank transfers
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
💵 Account Base Currencies
5 - EUR, USD, GBP, CHF, ZAR. All supported cryptocurrencies.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes (excluding few states)
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, IR, SY. None
📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, commodities, currencies, indices, futures, cryptocurrencies.
  • More than 700+ real cryptocurrencies
  • A wide selection of derivatives based on real cryptocurrencies such as futures, vanilla options, etc.
📙 Stocks
8,000 Real Stocks / 8,000 Stock CFDs N/A
📘 Currency Pairs
40+ N/A
📗 Commodities
5 N/A
📕 Indices
15 N/A
📔 ETFs
1,000 ETFs CFDs N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
25+ 700+
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
16 N/A
📝 Notes:

SquaredFinancial provides real stocks along with CFDs on the most common asset classes.

Binance specialises in real cryptocurrencies and tokenised derivatives based on their own cryptocurrency offering.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share N/A
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC) $10
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) N/A
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per Commodity (Eg: 1 Gold Contract) N/A
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Varies per future (Eg: 1 Contract) N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:20
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 N/A
✍ Customisable Leverage
No N/A
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes No
📱 IOS App
No Yes
📱 Android App
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
No Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No No
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions

Yes, depending on account type or assets. For account types:


  • SquaredPro account has no default commissions
  • SquaredElite account has a commission of $5 per lot

For particular assets there are commissions on all accounts, specifically in shares as follows:


  • USA shares have a $0.06 per share commission (with a minimum of $2)
  • European shares have a 0.15% commission of the transaction value (with a minimum of 5 €)

Binance charges a fixed 0.1% trade value fee for spot trades.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 1.2 Pips N/A
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 150 Pips N/A
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 110 Pips N/A
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $250 Dynamic - From $1
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes No
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No