Account overview

An overview of your account(s), including base currency, value, cash available, unrealised margin profit/loss, funds available for margin trading, and margin use.

Account Statement

An overview of the current balance and changes in the balance for each account.

Account summary

The status and trading activity for a specific account. If you have multiple accounts, the Account Summary displays individual account information, and an aggregate of all the accounts. 

Account value

The current value of your account, combining Cash balance, Unrealised value of positions, and Transactions not booked.

Activity log

Logs all of your SaxoTrader activities, including  details of trades, orders, requested prices, chat dialogues, system messages and, for Simulation accounts, account resets.

American-style Options

Options that may be exercised at any time on or before the expiration date.


The study and analysis of historic price data to anticipate an instrument’s future price movements.


An increase in the price or value of an instrument.

Ask price

Also known as the offer price, offer or ask
The lowest price a seller is willing to accept for the specified instrument.  For Forex trading, the ask price is the price at which you can buy the trade/base currency (quoted first) by selling the price currency of the pair. For example, if you buy EURUSD 100'000, you are buying EUR 100'000 against US dollars.


An option is at the money when the strike price is the same as the current spot price (market price) of the underlying security.

At The Money (ATM)

A condition in which the strike price of an Option is equal to (or nearly equal to) the market price of the underlying security.

At The Money (ATM) forward strike

The ATM forward strike price of an Option is the strike price of the corresponding forward outright price at a specific future date, as calculated using interest rate differentials.


The maximum amount of the instrument that can be automatically traded before manual confirmation from a dealer ('Live price') is required. In periods of volatile market conditions, automatic trade execution may be disabled.

Available for margin trading

The funds available for margin trading, calculated by subtracting Used for margin requirements from Account Value.