​Stock Trading Conditions

Reuse of stock investment collateral for other investments

Saxo Capital Markets allows a percentage of the collateral invested in certain stocks to be used for margin trading activities (Forex, CFDs, Futures and Contract Options trading). See the percentage of collateral that can be used from each stock.​

Stocks used as collateral for margin trading cannot be used to cover realised/unrealised losses.

Market Orders

Certain exchanges do not support Market orders. If a client places a market order in these markets, Saxo Capital Markets will automatically convert the order to an aggressive Limit order within a certain percentage limit “​in the money”.

The Percentage Limit varies between 1% and 4% depending on the exchange and the type of instrument. Please note that it is a client’s responsibility to check if the order is filled in the market after order entry.

If you experience or suspect any errors with your order, you should contact Saxo Capital Markets immediately.

Exchange​ ​
American Stock Exchange (AMEX)​ Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE) ​
Athens Stock Exchange (AT)​ OMX Copenhagen (​​CSE)  ​
Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)​ OMX Helsinki (HSE)  ​
London International Exchange (LSE_INTL)​ OMX Stockholm (SSE) ​
London Stock Exchange (LSE_SETS) ​ Singapore Exchange (SGX-ST)​


In addition, some of our execution brokers may choose to convert Market orders on certain exchanges into aggressive limit orders 3% “in the money”. This is due to their internal compliance and is intended to protect clients from unintentionally moving the market. 

Saxo Capital Markets will not be responsible for missing fills due to this.

Split Orders

In case an order regarding a security is split, and filled partially over a period of more than one day, the total trading costs may increase. The reason for such an increase is that the minimum fee may be charged more than once based on the number of days necessary for the total execution of the order.

Dividends from stock positions

Dividend payments from stock positions will be credited to the clients account with any applicable standard withholding taxes deducted.

Saxo Capital Markets cannot currently support or offer preferential withholding tax rates that may be available due to residency or legal status.

Transferring Stock

Read more about transferrin​g stocks to your Saxo account.

Business terms for securities trading and custody management

You can find the business terms for securities trading and custody management in our document library.

​Local Market Terms & Conditions

Taxation on French Stocks

For French large cap Stocks a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) of 0.30% apply to all buy trades.

The full list of the 109 affected Stocks can be found in the official application decree (in French).

Taxation on Hong Kong Stocks

For Hong Kong stocks, Stamp Duty and other charges apply: 0.108%

Note: Automated trading from 09:30-16:30 with a break between 12:00 - 13:30.

Taxation on Irish Stocks

  • Stocks have an ITP (Irish Takeover Panel) levy charge of EUR1.25 for stock purchases and sales, where the trade value exceeds EUR12,500
  • Ireland Stamp Duty 1% of Transaction Value for stock purchases only

Taxation on Italian Stocks

From 1 March 2013, an Italian Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) of 0.1% will apply on all purchases of Italian shares and equity-linked securities (i.e. depositary receipts) in listed companies that have a registered office in Italy.

Please find here the Ministerial Decree as issued by the Italian Minister of Economy and Finance.

Taxation on Singapore Stocks

For Singapore Stocks, a Clearing Fee of 0.04% is payable, subject to a maximum of SGD600.

Taxation on South African Stocks

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange applies a Securities Transfer Tax (STT) of 0.25% when opening a stock position (on stock buy trades) - this tax is not applicable to Single Stock CFD trades.

Taxation on UK Stocks

For UK stocks, a Panel for Takeovers and Mergers (PTM) Levy and Stamp Duty may be applicable.

Stamp Duty applies to all buy transactions at a rate of 0.5% of the transaction value.

A PTM Levy of GBP1 is applied to buy and sell transactions where the Gross Value of the trade exceeds GBP10,000.

Please note that for Irish registered stocks, Stamp Duty is 1% of the transaction value.

Depositary Receipt fees - US

It is standard practice for US depositary receipts to charge an annual administration fee up to USD 0.05 per share depending on the issuing depositary bank.

The intent of the fee is to cover costs for the banks that take on the operational processes necessary to issue and trade the depositary receipt line.

Typically the fee is deducted when dividend payments are made, however, in case the depositary receipt does not pay a dividend or did not include the custodial fee in their dividend events, the fee will be administered through fee-only events.
The dividend fee is stipulated in the Deposit Agreement between the depositary bank and the company based upon industry standards. The Deposit Agreement is filed with the SEC and is readily accessible by the public.
The fee per depositary receipt is not dependent on the total amount of dividend being paid but the amount of shares held.

SEC Section 31 Fees for US CFD DMA and Shares

Saxo Capital Markets passes on to clients the SEC Section 31 fee of $21.80 per million (0.218 bps) on US exchange CFD DMA and stock SELL transactions where client orders are entered directly into the underlying market.

This fee applies only to US exchanges.

For more information please read press release published by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Pre-Opening Order Fills in US Markets

In US markets, Saxo Capital Markets consolidates liquidity from a number of sources in addition to the primary exchanges.
When there is a delay in the opening of the primary exchange, orders can be filled from these other sources before trading commences on the primary exchange.

The value of your investments can go down as well as up.
Losses can exceed deposits on margin products. Please ensure you understand the risks.

Saxo Capital Markets UK Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Firm Reference Number 551422. Registered address: 26th Floor, 40 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DA. Company number 7413871.

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