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    Nasdaq DW Global Momentum

    Goal: Capture adventurous stock market returns over the long term

    Strategy: Invest into developed and emerging-market stocks, based on price-movement analysis

    Composition: 100% into stocks across developed and emerging markets

    Risk level: High

    Minimum investment:
    USD 30,000

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  • Performance*


    Average Annual Return: End Q1 2014 – End Q1 2024
    Performance is net of all fees

    Performance breakdown
    YTD: 10.54%
    2023: 18.00%
    2022: -22.72%
    2021: 5.61%
    2020: 11.76%
    2019: 32.91%
    2018: -28.79%

    *As of 31.03 2024. Updated Quarterly. Performance since 01/11/2017 represents performance that was incurred at Saxo. Performance prior to 01/11/2017 represents real money performance of the strategy prior to being launched at Saxo.

    **10 Year Performance (Q1 2014 – Q1 2024). Past performance is not an indicator of future performance.

A portfolio of ‘momentum’ stocks

Invest in 30-40 high-performing stocks across emerging and developed markets, with the Nasdaq Dorsey Wright (DW) Global Momentum portfolio.

Nasdaq DW’s experts draw upon the company’s time-tested, technology-driven methodology to select a range of ‘momentum’ stocks: those in a period of positive returns that are likely to remain strong. We manage your portfolio in collaboration with Nasdaq DW.

For sustainability related information of this portfolio please click here.

Keep your costs low 

Total expected cost: 1.80% per annum

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Percentage of investmentUSD 30,000 Investment

Service Costs

Ongoing costs

Management Fee

0.75%USD 225.00
Transaction costs*0.75%USD 225.00
Incidental costs0%USD 0.00
Ancilliary costs0%USD 0.00
One-off costs**0%USD 0.00

Product Costs

Ongoing costs0%USD 0.00
Transaction costs0.30%USD 90.00
Incidental costs0%USD 0.00
Ancilliary costs0%USD 0.00
One-off costs0%USD 0.00

Third Party Costs

0%USD 0.00


1.80%USD 540.00

The service fee is deducted quarterly on a pro rata basis. The minimum investment is USD 30,000.
*An estimate that depends on the portfolio activity and investments selected, which may change with time.
**Costs of investing into the initial portfolio positions. These costs will not be incurred in the subsequent years, so the total cost per year will then be 1.33% which equals to USD 400.
***For portfolio of USD 30,000, after transaction costs and one-off costs, the total expected cost of the portfolio is 1.59% which is USD 477. For a portfolio of USD 150,000, after trading costs and one-off costs, the total expected cost is 0.94% which is USD 1,409.

No hidden fees

Platform fee

Not cost to access Saxo’s full capabilities.

Entry fee and exit fee

Add more or withdraw at no cost.

Custody fee

No fee for simply having money with us.

Frequently asked questions

You can find out more about the Nasdaq Global Momentum below.

NasdaqDW Global Momentum presentation: Read more information about the portfolio and investment method. Read more

Momentum/relative strength whitepaper: Learn more about the Relative Strength/Momentum method employed by Nasdaq DW. Read more

Nasdaq DW Global Momentum fact sheet:
A short summary of the portfolio, including performance. Read more

Momentum demystified: An article written by Nasdaq DW with a quick outline of the momentum investment method. Read more


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There is no minimum investment period and you can exit at any time for free. However, it’s important to remember that our managed portfolios are designed for long-term investing and only recommend them if you intend to invest for several years.

Compared to traditional wealth managers we offer a compelling and cost effective way to have your money managed, with some of our portfolio less than half of the cost of an expensive wealth service.

The Costs explained

Service Fee: This is the fee charged for Saxo to manage your money. It is an annual cost, deducted quarterly on a pro-rata basis. You can find more information on the service fee here.

Conversion fee: Some portfolios invest into stocks or ETFs that are denominated in different currencies than the portfolio. For example the Morningstar portfolio range is Euro or USD denominated and purchase stocks from around the world. When buying or selling a GBP stock, for instance, a currency conversion cost is incurred. 

Our fees depend on the managed portfolio you choose to invest in.

To see how our annual service fee is calculated, click here.

To see how our performance fee (if applicable) is calculated, click here.

As with all investing, there is a relationship between the amount of risk you take and the level of returns you could receive (both positively and negatively). The risk profiles of managed portfolios indicate the potential severity of a loss (of value) during a negative period. As a reference, investing into stocks is considered high risk and during a bad period the stock market could lose around 20%, based on historic events. 

High risk
During a bad period, this portfolio is expected to incur a similar  loss than stock markets. For reference, stocks markets could lose 20% or more in an extreme scenario. 


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*As of 31/03/24. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. For a full overview of performance click on “Read more”.

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