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XTB Vs. Saxo Bank - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Dec 30 2021

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Overview

XTB is an international broker specialised in CFD trading and low cost forex spreads.

Saxo Bank is a Danish investment bank operating since 1992. It is one of the most regulated brokerages in the world with an exceptional selection of financial instruments.

Best For
  • Experienced forex traders looking for low spreads
  • Experienced stock traders looking for trading particular stocks under low spreads (with commission)
  • Professional investors looking to trade a variety of markets
  • High net worth traders or investors
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The Good
  • Low forex & stock spreads
  • Professional platform with customisable layouts
  • Exceptional selection of financial instruments at one place
  • 2 highly-customizable proprietary trading platforms
  • API integration for 3rd party services like Excel or TradingView
The Bad
  • No ability to remove or customise leverage
  • High commissions on stocks & ETFs
  • All instruments are CFDs, you can't buy underlying assets (real stocks or cryptocurrencies)
  • High minimum deposit for certain countries
  • Withdrawals via bank transfer only
  • High fees on options and futures
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 day 4 Days
📋 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
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • CMNV (Spain)
  • UKNF (Poland)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • HKMA (Hong Kong)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • AFM (Netherlands)
📍 Year Founded
2002 1992
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 0 From 500 € to 2,000 € depending on residence
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Sofort
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
5 - USD, GBP, EUR, PLN, HUF. 26 - AED, AUD, CAD, CHF, CNH, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, ILS, JPY, LTL, MXN, MYR, NOK, NZD, PLN, RON, RUB, SEK, SGD, TRY, USD, ZAR
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, SY, IR. US,BR,ES,IN,KE,MX,NG,PK,ZA
📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

  • Real stocks, ETFs, bonds and options.
  • CFDs on currencies, commodities, stocks, indices, ETFs, cryptocurrencies and bonds.
📙 Stocks
1,877 30,000+
📘 Currency Pairs
57 182
📗 Commodities
21 19 (CFDs)
📕 Indices
36 29 (CFDs)
📔 ETFs
135 5,400+
💸 Cryptocurrencies
5 9
📒 Bonds
N/A 5,000+
📓 Options
N/A 3,000+
📗 Futures
N/A 300+
📝 Notes:

All XTB assets are CFDs.

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Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
$50 N/A
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
$50 N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies by Cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 units of BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 $1,000 (0.01 lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounces of Gold) N/A
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
N/A Up to 1:66
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes (through API)
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
Yes, $10 a month after 1 year of inactivity

Up to $150 after 6 months of inactivity, £25 after one quarter in the UK

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions
For Stocks and ETFs / 0.08% - $8 Minimum commission

$0.02/share (min $10) for US Stocks, from 0.10% (min €10) for other equity markets, €4 per futures contract

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 0.8 Pips

0.8 pips on average, as low as 0.4 for VIP

📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 50 Pips N/A
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 35 Pips N/A
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $120 N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
Yes Yes
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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