Commodity Alpha

Let expert traders navigate the markets on your behalf with this institutional-grade, systematic commodity strategy.


Expand your portfolio with a strategy that targets returns independently of market conditions


Get an advanced strategy with a strong track record delivered directly to your Saxo account


Monitor individual positions and performance in real time, wherever you are


Add or withdraw funds anytime – and manage your risk by adjusting your Investment Shield

  • A systematic commodity strategy targeting returns no matter the market conditions

    The Commodity Alpha strategy aims to create returns by exploiting supply and demand imbalances in the commodity market. It trades commodity CFDs across metals, energy, livestock and agriculture sectors.
  • Performance


    Total return since May 2020 (inception)*

    Performance breakdown
    YTD: -19%
    2021: 87.84%
    2020: 94% **

    *Above we illustrate the net performance as of 30/4/23, considering a performance fee for investing since May 2020 but, since your performance fee will depend on your point of entry, your net returns will vary too. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    **From May 2020 to December 2020

    For a full overview of performance, please see the product sheet.

    Quarterly product sheet

    Quarterly commentary

  • Competitive pricing

    Keep costs low with a 0.5% service fee and a 20% performance fee that’s only charged when the strategy achieves positive performance.

    The minimum investment is USD 20,000.

  • Costs
    Service fee
    0.5% per year
    Performance fee0-20% per year
    If your portfolio reaches a new  high watermark
    Transaction feesEquivalent to our VIP rates
    Depending on specific instruments traded

icon - info btn updatedThe service fee and performance fee are deducted quarterly, on a pro rata basis.

Platform fees

Access all trading tools for free

Entry or exit fees

Fund, withdraw money or exit strategy anytime, for free

Custody fees

No fee for simply having money with us

Why invest in Trading Strategies?

Why invest in Trading Strategies?

Buying a Trading Strategy means getting access to institutional-grade asset management at retail prices and entry requirements

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Proven track record 

Tried-and-tested strategies with proven results over time

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Always in the know

You can access your account to monitor your positions and performance anytime, from anywhere

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Always in control

You can set an Investment Shield, which acts as an automated stop-loss order for your positions and gives you peace of mind

icon - info btn updatedTrading Strategies are categorised as very high risk. To assess whether they are a right investment option for you, we require you to take a quick suitability test before investing in one. The test determines your risk profile and, based on it, the portfolio options that are suitable for you.

Start investing today

Sign up online, get verified and fund your account

Take the suitability test to assess your risk profile

Choose a Trading Strategy based on the test results


If you don’t have a Saxo account, create one and add funds, considering the minimum investment amount required for the portfolio you’re interested in. Then follow these steps:

1. Open the platform and click the ‘SaxoSelect’ tab
2. Take the suitability test to determine your risk profile and the managed portfolios that are suitable for you
3. Browse the portfolio options and choose one by clicking “Invest”
4. Add the amount you’d like to invest and confirm your choices.

If you already have a Saxo account, just access the ‘SaxoSelect tab’ in your platform and follow the steps above. The first time you invest in a managed portfolio you’ll have to take the suitability test, which is different from the appropriateness test (for self-directed investing).

Costs depend on the strategy’s performance and the transaction fees of the underlying instruments. Here is an overview of all the fees included:

Service fee: This is what we charge you for managing your money. It is an annual fee, deducted quarterly on a pro-rata basis. .

Transaction fees: These are the fees associated with all the trades placed as part of the trading strategy. When investing in Commodity Alpha, you benefit from our lowest transaction fees (equivalent to VIP rates).

Performance fee: We only charge you this fee if the strategy has a positive performance, which we determine by using a high watermark indicator. The high watermark is the highest value your portfolio has ever realised, based on either your initial investment value or any quarter-end value during the time you’ve been invested in the strategy. This means we only charge a performance fee when your portfolio value reaches new highs.
The minimum investment is USD 20,000
There is no minimum investment period and you can exit at any time for free. However, our trading strategies are designed for long-term investing and we recommend them if you intend to invest for several years.

Trading strategies are categorised as very high risk, due to the high conviction and the nature of leveraged positions.

Over the long term, you can expect to be rewarded for the risk assumed. However, significant drawdowns in excess of 20% are a real possibility throughout some periods. Trading strategies should not generally be considered appropriate for savings or traditional investing purposes.
This is a set of questions that will determine your risk profile and, based on it, the portfolio options that are suitable for you. Based on your answers, you may receive a risk profile that doesn’t match your initial portfolio choice, which means you won’t be able to invest in that portfolio. If this is the case, please check that your answers are accurate and contact us if you need clarification. You can always retake a suitability test.

The suitability test is mandatory. It is the portfolio manager’s responsibility to ensure that the investment made on your behalf is suitable for you – and the suitability questions are the primary method for such determination. 
The Investment Shield is a risk management tool you can activate once you invest in a trading strategy. It acts as an automated stop-loss order for your funds so that they never go below a threshold that you’re comfortable with. For example, if you’ve invested USD 30.000 in a trading strategy, you can set an Investment Shield for USD 25.000, so your funds never go below this amount. 
You can withdraw all your money from a trading strategy anytime, for free, by exiting the strategy. You can also make partial withdrawals, but only for as long as you keep your portfolio value above the minimum investment amount.
Once you open a Saxo account and take the suitability test, you’ll be able to see detailed information about a strategy’s composition, past performance, investment methodology and more.


Daily trades



83,4+ bn

USD client assets

17+ bn

USD daily trade volume

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