SquaredFinancial
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69.9% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74.34% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

SquaredFinancial Vs. FP Markets - Compare Trustworthiness, Capabilities, Fees and Legitimacy

Updated Jan 11 2023

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69.9% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74.34% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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.

FP Markets is a leading Australian broker with a 10,000+ asset offering accompanied by a great variety of tech options such as deploying your own VPS and accessing ENC / DMA pricing.

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
  • Professional traders looking for DMA pricing on their stocks
  • Professional traders looking to set up a dedicated VPS
  • High volume share traders that benefit from DMA pricing
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
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
  • Competitive spreads From 0 pips
  • MT4 and MT5 offered
  • Over 10,000 + shares
The Bad
  • Platform offering is limited to only MT4 and MT5
  • High minimum deposit for SquaredElite account (5,000 €)
  • No ETFs are offered
  • Stock trading commissions are expensive when compared to similar brokers
  • Website is slow and confusing
  • Fees for the majority of deposit and withdrawal methods
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 2005
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
250 € (SquaredPro Account), 5,000 € SquaredElite Account $100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Instatransfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • FasaPay
  • PayTrust
  • China Union Pay
  • Bpay
  • Broker to broker
  • Sticpay
  • Plusdebit
  • Rupee Payments
  • Dragonpay
  • Perfect Money
  • Paylivre
  • Rapyd
  • Finrax
  • Fairpay
💵 Account Base Currencies
5 - EUR, USD, GBP, CHF, ZAR. 10 - USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, CHF, JPY, HKD, CAD, SGD, NZD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, CA, IR, SY.

US, JP, BE, NZ, SY.

📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Hybrid CFDs
Total Asset Offering
17,101 10,403
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
8,000 0
📙 Stock CFDs
8,000 10,000
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
40 63
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
5 15
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
15 17
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
1,000 295
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
25 11
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
0 2
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
16 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share Variable
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF Unavailable
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Unavailable
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 - (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per Commodity (Eg: 1 Gold Contract) Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounces of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Varies per future (Eg: 1 Contract) Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 30
💪 Professional Leverage
500 500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
No Yes
📱 Android App
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
No Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
None None
💰 Deposit Fees
None

Yes, $5 for card withdrawals and $20 for international bank transfer withdrawals.

💰 Withdrawal Fees
None None
💰 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 €)
  • No commission on their Standard Account
  • $3 per side (lot) commission on their RAW Account
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 1.2 Pips Dynamic - From 0 to 1.2 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 150 Pips Dynamic - From 40 to 60 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 110 Pips Dynamic - From 0 to 31 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Unavailable
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $250 Dynamic - From $9 to $21
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
No Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
No Yes
📡 Account Management
Yes Yes
📡 Webinars
No Yes