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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

SquaredFinancial Vs. Vantage - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 2022

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63.2% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% 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.

Vantage is a global broker operating since 2009. Initially based in Australia, Vantage is offering trading in forex, stocks, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies

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 to hedge their FX positions (low fees)
  • Social traders looking to connect to popular copying services
  • Traders preferring mobile apps
Licenses

Financial
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Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

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Regulation

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Top-tier Licenses

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Other Licenses

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • VFSC - (Vanuatu)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
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
  • Low deposit requirements
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Good educational material, news feed and market analysis
  • Great mobile platform
The Bad
  • Platform offering is limited to only MT4 and MT5
  • High minimum deposit for SquaredElite account (5,000 €)
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Not all instruments are available on every trading platform
  • Doesn’t offer ETFs
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 2009
💳 Minimum Deposit

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

$, - 200
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Instatransfer
  • Bank Transfer
  • Debit / Credit Card
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Bitwallet
  • FasaPay
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Union Pay
💵 Account Base Currencies
5 - EUR, USD, GBP, CHF, ZAR. 9 - USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, HKD, NZD, JPY, SGD
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, IR, SY. AF, AL, AS, AU, BY, BM, BA, BG, BI, CA, CF, CN, HR, CU, ER, GR, GU, IR, IQ, CI, JP, LB, LR, LY, ML, ME, MM, KR, PR, GN, GW, RO, SL, RS, SG, SI, SO, SD, ES, SD, SY, VE, YE
📊 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.

CFDs on currencies, commodities, indices, stocks and cryptocurrencies.

📙 Stocks
8,000 Real Stocks / 8,000 Stock CFDs 210
📘 Currency Pairs
40+ 40
📗 Commodities
5 20
📕 Indices
15 13
📔 ETFs
1,000 ETFs CFDs N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
25+ 6
📒 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 Vantage's assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share 1 Share
📉 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) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per Commodity (Eg: 1 Gold Contract)

Varies per commodity, 0.01 (1 ounce) for gold,  0.1 lot (250 Lbs) for copper

📉 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 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
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes
💻 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 for all methods, except the bank transfer. First one is free, subsequent in the same month are charged $20 or equivalent depending on the account currency.

💰 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 for ECN accounts -from $6 per lot per round turn
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 1.2 Pips Dynamic - From 1.4 pips for Standard account, from 0.0 on ECN accounts
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 150 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 110 Pips Dynamic - Average 36 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📉 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

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