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SquaredFinancial Vs. DEGIRO - 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.

DEGIRO is a European leading stock broker providing access to more than 50 stock exchanges around the world with low commissions per trade and a simple to use platform.

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
  • Investors from all experience levels looking to buy real shares, funds or ETFs for the long term
  • Active traders that look to access the large variety of exchanges offered
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

0

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • AFM (Netherlands)
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
  • No conflicts of interest between DEGIRO and its customers
  • Virtually unlimited asset offering from 50 exchanges across the globe
  • Low fees when compared to traditional banking alternatives
The Bad
  • Platform offering is limited to only MT4 and MT5
  • High minimum deposit for SquaredElite account (5,000 €)
  • Credit card deposits are not available
  • Simplistic platforms with not many features
  • Fees are expensive when compared to commission free brokers
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.

  • 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 2008
💳 Minimum Deposit

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

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💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Instatransfer
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
💵 Account Base Currencies
5 - EUR, USD, GBP, CHF, ZAR. 3 - USD, GBP, EUR.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, IR, SY.

DEGIRO only provides services to citizens of Czech Republic, Spain, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, France, Netherlands, Finland and the United Kingdom. The rest of the countries worldwide are not able to use DEGIRO's services.

📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, commodities, currencies, indices, futures, cryptocurrencies.

Real stocks, ETFs, bonds and options.

📙 Stocks
8,000 Real Stocks / 8,000 Stock CFDs 25,000+
📘 Currency Pairs
40+ 5
📗 Commodities
5 N/A
📕 Indices
15 25
📔 ETFs
1,000 ETFs CFDs 6,700
💸 Cryptocurrencies
25+ N/A
📒 Bonds
N/A 500+
📓 Options
N/A 250,000+
📗 Futures
16 10,000+
📝 Notes:

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

DEGIRO is a traditional DMA broker, which means you buy or sell real shares upon availability from stock exchanges across the globe. Their asset offering is virtually unlimited as it depends on exchange's availability.

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) N/A
📉 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 N/A
💪 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 No
💻 Proprietary Platform
No Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes No
👬 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 €)

Yes and varies per asset and exchange, eg: If you were to purchase £2,000 worth of Apple shares at a price of $300 your total commission would have been £0.44.

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 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $250 N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No