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Updated Dec 20 2021

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Overview

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.

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.

Best For
  • 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
  • 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
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The Good
  • 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
  • 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
The Bad
  • 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
  • Platform offering is limited to only MT4 and MT5
  • There is no weekend trading enabled for cryptocurrencies
  • High minimum deposit for SquaredElite account (5,000 €)
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.

🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
📍 Year Founded
2010 2005
💳 Minimum Deposit

0 for Standard Account / $500 for Zero account

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

💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • Tether (USDT)
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Instatransfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - EUR, AUD, CHF, GBP, JPY, USD. 4 - EUR, USD, GBP, CHF.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. US, CA, IR, SY.
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs from ASX.
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies.
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, commodities, currencies, indices, futures, cryptocurrencies.
📙 Stocks
3,100+ real shares (ASX) / 1246 CFDs 8,000 Real Stocks / 8,000 Stock CFDs
📘 Currency Pairs
47 40+
📗 Commodities
11 5
📕 Indices
27 15
📔 ETFs
103 1,000 ETFs CFDs
💸 Cryptocurrencies
21 13
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A 16
📝 Notes:

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

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

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Fractional share trading - From 0.1 Shares 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Fractional ETF trading - From 0.1 ETFs 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per cryptocurrency (eg: from 0.01 units of BTC) Varies per Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per commodity (eg: 1 ounce of Gold) Varies per Commodity (Eg: 1 Gold Contract)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A Varies per future (Eg: 1 Contract)
📉 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
Yes No
📱 Android App
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
💻 Web trader
Only for MT4 and MT5. Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes (Only for Standard Account) No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes No
👫 Social Trading
Yes 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
  • 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.

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

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