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Platform features

 

We understand that you need superior usability, mobility, performance and services when executing online trades. We are committed to meeting your needs with our state-of-the-art technical tools and features.

Saxo Bank brings you a robust and highly effective online trading environment. Our experts are continuously working to expand the product range and order types you have at your fingertips and to enrich our platform features and functionalities. Click on the menus below to see what Saxo Bank can do for you.

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  • Order Types

     

    Minimise downside losses and lock in profits if markets move in the wrong direction.

    The effects of adverse market moves can be countered using regular stop orders to limit the risk of significant losses. Placing a stop order alongside a position on any instrument allows investors to leave their trading platform knowing that they have taken measures to limit losses should the market move against them in their absence.​


    Less well-known are trailing stops designed to allow investors to set a pip distance. Thus, should the current price fall by the specified number of pips, the position will automatically be sold. However, should the current price rise, the percentage level is then calculated from the new highest value. Trailing stops are an excellent tool for minimising losses or potentially locking in profits should the markets move against the investor’s predictions.


    Saxo Bank clients have access to both regular stop orders and trailing stops across the entire bank’s trading platforms. We offer a variety of stop instruments which can be used to match the investor’s risk appetite.

    Regular stop orders and trailing stops are filled on transparent prices: Stop orders are normally filled at the stop level selected by the client (i.e. no Slippage). However, under abnormal market conditions and during periods of high volatility or illiquidity, orders may be slipped to the current market price. Regular stop orders and trailing stops can thus not provide for an absolute protection from losses.​

  • SaxoTrader and SaxoWebTrader Charts

    Professional charting is a  standard with SaxoTrader and SaxoWebTrader. It is intuitive to use and the latest features, including built-in order management, significantly improve your ability to manage orders and current positions.

    Key features of the charts are:

    In-chart Order Management*

    Full drag and drop functionality to add new and amend existing orders to effectively manage your orders 'in-chart'.

      Order Management in chart*
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    View multiple instruments*

    Compare the relative strengths of two instruments, or simply view multiple instruments with separate price axes.

      View multiple instruments*
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    Easy to use annotation tools

    Fast and accurate annotations tools for the efficient mark up of support and resistance levels, Fibonacci retracement levels – and much more!

      Easy to use annotation tools
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    55 built-in technical indicators

    Charting tools providing a wide spectrum of built-in Trend indicators, Moving Averages, Oscillators, Volume Studies - and more!

      55 built-in technical indicators
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    Customised indicators

    Today's technical traders demand flexibility from their trading software, therefore all settings in the built-in technical indicators can be customised.

      Customization of indicators
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    Period and Range selector*

    One click switch between various periods and range selections with our new period and range selector grid.

      Period and Range selector*
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    *Available on SaxoTrader soon
  • Technical Analysis

    As the online trading market continues to expand and mature, traders and investors are increasingly using technical analysis to add an extra dimension to their trading. Technical analysis is a sophisticated and valuable tool to build a market strategy and maintain trading discipline. Traders can harness the benefits of technical analysis with Saxo Bank's easy-to-use tools, built in to all of our platforms.


    Accessible systematic trading

    Advanced tools like the Saxo Bank technical analysis programme bring highly-developed methods of market study to the modern online trader’s fingertips. Systematic trading is no longer the reserve of the institutions and professional money managers – but is within the reach of all investors.

    The technical analysis tool allows:

    • Pattern recognition and analysis: The advanced tool provides classic pattern recognition in selected Forex crosses and indices.
    • Technical insight: Review technical events associated with specific instruments.
    • Stock screening: The Technical Stock Screener recommends trading ideas based on technical analysis using selected or predefined screening criteria.
    • Customisable charts: Enhanced flexibility allows traders to customise the charts and patterns they need.
    • Event alerts: provides notification of a price or technical event.
    • Other features include: daily market highlights, trading ideas and product performance outlook.

    Taking online trading to a new level

    With Saxo Bank's easy-to-use programme traders can anticipate price trends in Forex trading and the stock market by analysing price history and looking for patterns and correlations. Users are notified when predefined criteria are met, giving them the agility to react to all opportunities. Imagine, it’s like having your very own dedicated FX analyst or stock manager on ‘market watch' for your opportunities.

    Saxo Bank's innovative technical analysis tool, available across our online trading platforms, has numerous advantages. Firstly, it provides classic pattern recognition in selected Forex crosses and indices, alerting individuals when key indicators arise. A Technical Stock Screener recommends trade ideas based on market data by using screening criteria preselected by the user – so investors can actually specify what they want to look for and the format in which the results are delivered.


    Technical analysis education


    The SaxoTrader and SaxoWebTrader technical analysis programme includes an educational section that teaches you all about technical analysis. Learn how analysis offers the possibility to view the market in a different context from the ‘non-systematic' trader. Everything from Bollinger bands to Gann charts is clearly defined and in explicit detail; including the pros and cons of using each type of analysis.

    As technical analysis has grown in popularity, it is estimated that in some markets as many as 80% of trading decisions are based on technical analysis rather than fundamentals. This statistic is a clear illustration of the need for fully-informed trading decisions in today’s uncertain markets. The technical analysis tool, combined with Saxo Bank’s streaming news and company-specific information available through our platforms, builds a powerful toolbox of trading resources.

    Benefits of a technical or "systematic" approach

    Private traders are increasingly deploying predefined rules to place and manage their trades.


    There are numerous benefits to such an approach to the market. The four primary ones being the avoidance of behavioural bias, a focus on discipline, the development of a quantitative process and rigorous risk control. It is relatively easy to evaluate and risk manage a trading system prior to putting any capital at risk, because the performance characteristics can be observed in advance over a wide range of market conditions.


    Systematic trading means discipline


    The systematic trader observes and assimilates a market’s various technical factors, deciding on their significance and developing a strategy to offer the best risk/reward trade for that scenario. However, the challenge of creating a consistently profitable trading system should not be underestimated. New entrants into the market who believe that they can achieve their investment objectives simply by selecting a couple of their favourite technical indicators and wrapping them up with a stop-loss and profit target are likely to be sorely disappointed in the long term.


    Traders should create more than one model per individual instrument. A portfolio of carefully chosen, diversified models is more likely to provide stability through diversity, resulting in controlled profit fluctuations and a smoother equity curve; meaning greater leverage opportunity and potential profits.

  • Flexible workspaces

    With fully customisable workspaces traders are in complete control of their own personalised trading environment.

    Customisable Views


    The SaxoWebTrader platform offers a wide choice of views allowing traders to quickly and conveniently tab through any number of screen layouts. SaxoWebTrader comes with predefined views but users can easily customise their own individual set-up.

    Example views include:

    • A trading view, dedicated to frequently traded or preferred instruments, complete with trade modules, charts, analysis and news for those instruments.
    • An account view, including the user's current positions and margin, account statement and more detailed account reports.
    • A research view with market reports and updates from Saxo Bank and other leading market analysts.


    Dockable Panels


    Saxo Bank's flexible SaxoTrader platform makes the best use of available space.

    Space-saving features include:

    • Panels (both single and tabbed groups) can hang outside of the platform — perfect for multiple screens.
    • Panels can be tabbed one on top of the other.
    • Panels can be docked together.
    • Panels can be hidden when not in use.

    Documents and Panels


    Within SaxoTrader, trading modules and tools can be displayed in different formats, depending on the module.

    • Documents —best-suited to larger tools containing a significant amount of information or text. Documents fill the whole screen and form the basis of a view.
    • Panels — a more flexible format allowing modules to be located around documents. Modules can be moved around the workspace and even placed outside the workspace if multiple screens are used.

     

  • Instrument Explorer

    The Instrument Explorer enables fast access to Saxo Bank’s full spectrum of products.

    All instruments tradable through the Saxo Bank online trading platforms can be located and organised using the Instrument Explorer, which acts as a launch pad for all instruments. Once an instrument is selected, it can be charted or traded, with information specific to that instrument on display.

    A wide range of financial instruments can be explored from the menus provided, while double-clicking any individual instrument adds it to the Prices and Trade module on the platform. With just three tabs the user can choose from the entire list of available instruments, search by typing the instrument name, and select previously defined favourite instruments.

    The Favourites tab can be used to select recently-traded instruments (available through the Recently Traded Instruments folder) and instruments previously defined as favourites.

    Searching and Filtering

    The Instrument Explorer offers a number of options to easily locate instruments:

    • Type just a few letters of the instrument or company name.
    • Deselect products to leave the products of interest.
    • List instruments by industry sector.


    Launch Pad


    Instrument Explorer acts as a launch pad for trading, charting and analysis functions.

    On the trading platform, after selecting one or multiple instruments:

    • Right-click to open a trade module, price module or chart for the instrument(s).
    • Drag instrument(s) to an existing chart or trade module.

    Save Favourites

    For quick recall of often-accessed instruments, users can add them to their Favourites list. Recently traded instruments can also be quickly recalled from the Favourites list.

     

  • Economic calendar

    Saxo Bank clients have a customisable macroeconomic calendar at their disposal listing data events in the major global economies. Data is displayed in time-line sequence and can be filtered by data type, time period and country. Where possible, the calendar includes consensus estimates and the previous value for macroeconomic data. Click here to explore the economic calendar.

     

  • Financial Newswires

    Active investors need to keep up-to-date with the latest Forex, Stock and commodities news. That’s why all of Saxo Bank’s trading platforms include free real-time market news flow sourced from a variety of leading global and regional newswires. We offer basic and advanced FX and Equity news in English, as well as broad market coverage in 11 other languages.


    Personalising your Saxo Bank news service is easy – you can set up custom profiles to filter news by sector, asset, subject, region or country, ensuring you receive the news that matters most to you.

     

     



    Dow Jones Newswires
    With your Saxo Bank account you have 24-hour access to breaking news and commentary from Dow Jones Newswires. Delivering a stream of headlines from the financial markets and commentary from experienced journalists, Dow Jones Newswires is a trusted news source for professional traders and investors worldwide.


    Market News International
    Market News International focuses on the most timely, insightful, relevant and practical financial market news, all in real-time. MNI’s FX Bullets and Commodity Bullets cover intraday trading in the world’s major currency and commodities markets, economic indicators and other market-moving news


     

     

  • Other platform features

    Account Summary

    Trades booked, financial statements, open positions and account overviews can be viewed through the account menu. This continuously updated account view provides real-time open positions in both the new account summary and an open positions module.

    Chat module

    Certain client segments have access to the Chat module which can be used to communicate online with a Saxo Bank Account Executive through a sequence of short messages.

    All messages sent and received through the Chat module are logged in the Chat Log (Account > Summary > Activity Log tab). Check the 'Chat' checkbox, define the time period for the chat history required, then click Show.

    Price Board

    The price board integrates all trading products on the Saxo Bank platforms into a single trade module so traders can monitor market prices for a variety of instruments from a single price list, and trade directly on these live prices.

    Stock Screener

    Using the advanced Stock Screener, traders can easily filter through more than 11,000 companies from across the globe. Apply one or more of the 250+ advanced screening criteria to identify new trading opportunities. The Stock Screener is a truly professional tool providing in-depth Equity Research, click here to find out more.

    Equity Research

    Access a complete breakdown of information from general background to detailed financial analysis for more than 11,000 companies using the Equity Research tool. This tool gives traders easy access to a broad range of fundamental data including consensus analyst ratings and five years of historical and three years of forward looking financial information. Read more about Equity Research.