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SquaredFinancial Vs. ThinkMarkets - 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.

ThinkMarkets is a global broker headquartered in Australia that offers real stocks and ETFs along with CFDs on stocks, etfs, commodities, indices and cryptocurrencies accompanied by their proprietary platform: ThinkTrader.

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
  • Passive investors looking to buy, hold or transfer real shares or ETFs from ASX
  • Active traders looking to exploit their low spreads on CFDs
  • MetaTrader 4 & 5 traders looking for a convenient offering
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

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
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
  • Possibility to invest in real stocks and ETFs or trade CFDs
  • Proprietary platform ThinkTrader is smooth and user friendly
  • Spreads are very competitive when compared to similar competitors
The Bad
  • Platform offering is limited to only MT4 and MT5
  • High minimum deposit for SquaredElite account (5,000 €)
  • Real stocks or ETFs are only from ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)
  • Expensive stock trading commissions ($8 flat fee for ASX shares or ETFs)
  • While their stock and ETFs offering is great, they lack variety in all other asset classes
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 2010
💳 Minimum Deposit

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

0 for Standard Account / $500 for Zero account

💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Instatransfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • Tether (USDT)
💵 Account Base Currencies
5 - EUR, USD, GBP, CHF, ZAR. 6 - EUR, AUD, CHF, GBP, JPY, USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, IR, SY. US, CA, SY, IR.
📊 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 and ETFs from ASX.
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies.
📙 Stocks
8,000 Real Stocks / 8,000 Stock CFDs 3,100+ real shares (ASX) / 1246 CFDs
📘 Currency Pairs
40+ 47
📗 Commodities
5 11
📕 Indices
15 27
📔 ETFs
1,000 ETFs CFDs 103
💸 Cryptocurrencies
25+ 21
📒 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.

ThinkMarkets offers both real stocks & ETFs along with CFDs on several asset classes.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share Fractional share trading - From 0.1 Shares
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF Fractional ETF trading - From 0.1 ETFs
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies per cryptocurrency (eg: from 0.01 units of BTC)
📉 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 per commodity (eg: 1 ounce of Gold)
📉 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 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
No Yes
📱 Android App
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Only for MT4 and MT5.
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
No Yes (Only for Standard Account)
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 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 €)
  • For Standard account there are no commissions
  • For Zero account there is a commission of $3.5 per lot round turn

For real stocks and ETFs investing, there is a flat fee of $8 per trade (in-and-out) or if the trade value is above $200,000 then a 0.05% fee per trade.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 1.2 Pips From 0.4 Pips to 1 Pip
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 150 Pips From 40 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 110 Pips From 20 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread From 20 Pips
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $0.01
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $250 Dynamic - From $30
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No