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SquaredFinancial Vs. OctaFX - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 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.

OctaFX is an international FX broker operating as an incorporated company from St. Vincent and the Grenadines specialising in currencies trading via MetaTrader 4 & 5.

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
  • Traders looking for a high leverage off-shore broker
  • New traders looking to experiment using MT4 & 5 with a no commission low-cost broker
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

2

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • Not regulated, Registered in St. Vincent and the Grenadines under IBC 19776.
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
  • High leverage offered due to no regulatory restrictions
  • MetaTrader 4 & 5 platforms with their own copy trading integration
  • Low minimum deposit
The Bad
  • Platform offering is limited to only MT4 and MT5
  • High minimum deposit for SquaredElite account (5,000 €)
  • Despite having financial licenses, OctaFX does not operate using them, meaning that they are an unregulated broker.
  • Their asset offering is extremely limited (80 instruments)
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
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 2011
💳 Minimum Deposit

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

$25
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Instatransfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • USDT (Tether)
  • Litecoin
  • Dogecoin
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
5 - EUR, USD, GBP, CHF, ZAR. 2 - EUR, USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, IR, SY. US, CA.
📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, commodities, currencies, indices, futures, cryptocurrencies.

CFDs on currencies, commodities, indices and cryptocurrencies.

📙 Stocks
8,000 Real Stocks / 8,000 Stock CFDs N/A
📘 Currency Pairs
40+ 35
📗 Commodities
5 5
📕 Indices
15 10
📔 ETFs
1,000 ETFs CFDs N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
25+ 30
📒 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.

All of OctaFX’s assets are CFDs.

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) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 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) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 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 1:500
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 N/A
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
No No
📱 Android App
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
No No
📊 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
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 €)
No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 1.2 Pips Dynamic - From 0.6 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 150 Pips Dynamic - From 20 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 110 Pips Dynamic - From 180 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $250 Dynamic - From $57
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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