A smarter way to trade Crypto

Whether you’re looking to speculate on short-term price action or playing the long game, trading Crypto with Saxo is the secure, flexible and hassle-free way to invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and many more.

Why trade Crypto with Saxo?

  • Hassle-free
    Manage your Crypto trading on an easy-to-use platform and don’t worry about Crypto wallets, cold storage or recovery seeds.
  • Flexible
    Go long or short with leverage to capitalise on rapid price movements, or invest long-term in Crypto on mobile or desktop.
  • Secure
    Keep your focus on price movement. You don’t own or store the coins, so you don’t need to worry about Crypto exchange hacks or losing access.
  • Trusted
    Trade with a licensed and regulated bank that protects your funds, on a reliable platform fine-tuned over 25 years.

Risk transparency

Cryptocurrencies have become known for their extreme fluctuations in prices. While there is potential for significant gains, please understand the risks before investing.

  • Security
    With Crypto markets still largely unregulated, they can be prone to market manipulation. Hackers have also gained unauthorised access to digital wallets and Crypto exchanges in the past.
  • Liquidity
    Most bitcoins are held by a small number of investors, and many platforms and exchanges trade on their own books. In a sales rush, liquidity issues could leave investors sidelined with rapidly falling prices.
  • Boom or burst
    The parabolic price increases of cryptocurrencies are largely driven by speculation rather than intrinsic value. The first Crypto bubble burst spectacularly in 2018, suggesting history could repeat itself.
  • High volatility
    In 2017 Bitcoin’s value soared by more than 1,000%, before losing 80% of its value in early 2018. Since the start of 2019, it has climbed more than 800% as of January 1st 2021, spurred on by large corporations’ entry into the Crypto space.

    Ways to trade Crypto with Saxo

    Choose a product that suits your strategy and risk appetite

    cfx  Crypto Pairs

    Take advantage of short-term volatility with leverage

    Wide choice of Crypto crosses

    Trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and more against the major fiat currencies. Trading Crypto pairs means you don’t have to exchange between currencies when it’s time to cash out. We offer BTC, ETH and LTC against USD, EUR or JPY.

    Take advantage of rising and falling markets

    Don't limit yourself to bull markets. Go long or short and trade the market in either direction.

    Increase your buying power

    Trade Crypto pairs with leverage to increase your purchasing power and maximise your exposure to potential gains. Please note that leverage also amplifies potential losses as well as gains.

      Crypto ETFs and ETNs

    Take a long-term view with unleveraged exchange traded products, such as ETFs and ETNs

    The simple way to diversify your portfolio with Crypto

    Invest over the long-term with Crypto ETFs and ETNs. Buy and hold just like you would with stocks. We offer ETNs and ETFs on Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Tezos and others.

    A more cost-efficient way to buy and hold

    Avoid interest and roll-over fees with ETFs and ETNs, if you want to make cryptocurrencies a long-term component of your portfolio.

    Manage your risk

    Crypto markets can be notoriously volatile. ETFs and ETNs aren't traded with leverage, so you can’t lose more than you invest, even in the event of a drop in Crypto prices.

    Competitive and transparent prices

    See our competitive fees upfront, so you can keep more of your returns without any surprises.

    Learn more about trading Crypto with Saxo

    Start trading with Saxo today

    Opening an account takes 5 minutes

    Trade Crypto on our award- winning platform

    Trade Crypto on our award- winning platform

    Trade cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin and ripple on an easy-to-use platform that puts powerful tools in your hands. Track your coin’s trends with advanced analytics and put robust risk-management solutions in place.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Saxo offers access to crypto through exchange traded products (ETPs) and a variety of Crypto pairs e.g. BTCUSD, LTCEUR and ETHJPY.
    A crypto wallet is not required because you do not own the underlying coins when trading ETPs or Crypto  pairs. This also means that there is no need for cold storage solutions or recovery seeds.
    Saxo does not allow funding or withdrawal in cryptocurrencies.
    Crypto pairs are available on the SaxoTraderGO and SaxoTraderPRO platforms.

    Crypto pairs support fractional trading which allows you to trade in fractions of a crypto.

    This provides the possibility to scale your position with greater precision and does not limit you to trading crypto in full integer amounts.

    The minimum trade size for Crypto pairs varies depending on which pair you trade:
    Trading in Bitcoin pairs starts from a minimum of 0.01 BTC.
    Trading in Ethereum pairs starts from a minimum of 0.1 ETH.
    Trading in Litecoin pairs starts from a minimum of 1 LTC.
    Crypto pairs are not subject to a minimum commission.
    You can short crypto using Crypto pairs, allowing you to benefit from falling prices.

    Crypto pairs trading is open 24 hours a day, 5½ days a week, opening on Sunday evening at 18:00 Eastern Time (ET) and closing on Friday evening 17:00 Eastern Time.

    Please note that the underlying crypto market remains open on weekends and any Crypto pairs exposure should be managed and adjusted before the trading session closes on Friday evening.

    The trading profit/loss will always be settled in the second currency in the Crypto pair which is always the fiat currency e.g. BTCUSD will be settled in USD and converted to your account currency.

    Crypto pairs positions do not settle into physical crypto. Instead, open positions held at the end of a trading day (17:00 Eastern Standard Time) are rolled forward to the next available business day.

    You can find the full point catalogue for SaxoRewards.

    Crypto pairs are leveraged instruments which allow you to open positions in greater size than you available collateral. Please note that leveraged instruments amplify both trading gains and losses.

    Saxo Bank will apply an Exposure Limit of USD 50,000 per coin for Retail and USD 200,000 per coin for Professionals across all Crypto pairs.

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    Disclaimer

    None of the above information constitutes an offer (or solicitation of an offer) to buy or sell any currency, product or financial instrument, to make any investment, or to participate in any particular trading strategy. This material is produced for marketing and/or informational purposes only and Saxo Bank A/S and its owners, subsidiaries and affiliates whether acting directly or through branch offices (“Saxo Bank”) make no representation or warranty, and assume no liability, for the accuracy or completeness of the information provided herein. The information and commentaries are not intended to be and do not constitute financial, investment or trading advice or advice of any sort offered, recommended or endorsed by Saxo Bank. In providing this material Saxo Bank has not taken into account any particular recipient’s investment objectives, special investment goals, financial situation, and specific needs and demands and nothing herein is intended as a recommendation for any recipient to invest or divest in a particular manner and Saxo Bank assumes no liability for any recipient sustaining a loss from trading in accordance with a perceived recommendation. All investments entail a risk and may result in both profits and losses. In particular investments in leveraged products, such as but not limited to foreign exchange, derivates and commodities can be very speculative and profits and losses may fluctuate both violently and rapidly. Speculative trading is not suitable for all investors and all recipients should carefully consider their financial situation and consult financial advisor(s) in order to understand the risks involved and ensure the suitability of their situation prior to making any investment, divestment or entering into any transaction. Any mentioning herein, if any, of any risk may not be, and should not be considered to be, neither a comprehensive disclosure or risks nor a comprehensive description such risks. Any expression of opinion may be personal to the author and may not reflect the opinion of Saxo Bank and all expressions of opinion are subject to change without notice (neither prior nor subsequent).

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