Why Saxo for Bonds?
The bond market has been a notorious holdout in adopting to the cutting edge of modern finance.
Until now, in an era when artificial intelligence drives high-frequency-trading, private bond investors have been forced to continue relying on phones to place orders.
Saxo is cutting out the time-consuming and cost-intensive middle men in bond trading, giving you direct access to liquidity providers.
With Saxo you trade bonds in the same account, using the same platform, as any other asset class. You have access to global markets and with our intuitive Bonds engine technology trading is quick and easy, liquidity is provided by up to 40 providers, and commissions are low & transparent.
The tools Saxo places in your hands are fit for the pros.
Our cross-asset platforms put you in control. Access to information and trading is quick, simple and robust.
Yes, our technology is reliable, but it goes beyond that. True reliability means liquidity, transparent pricing, market access and a commitment to long-term client relationships.
You decide on the trade, and we provide the best accessible price. Our platform provides automated access to multiple exchanges and liquidity sources, automatically directing your trade to the one with the best conditions at that moment.
Our range does not stop at the big currencies and markets. Next to government and corporate bonds from the US and Europe, you gain access to selected high yield and emerging market paper including LATAM, APAC and MENA in both USD and local currencies.
Saxo’s Bonds engine helps you trade Bonds the way you want.
Building on comprehensive pricing information, our system offers an indicative best price for an instant trade*. And due to our optimised dealer auction among 40 of the largest bond liquidity providers, there’s the potential that your trade will go through at an improved price from our indicative best price.
* Best accessible price from up to 40 global bonds providers and major exchanges called by Saxo’s algorithm.
Trade execution depends on market conditions.
As an alternative to instant trades, some bonds offer the possibility to take full control and set your own price and limits for your trade to be traded on the exchanges. The system will determine when and whether these conditions are met in the time window you specify – be it hours, days or even weeks – and executes the trade once they are.
Frequently Asked Questions about Bonds
Still unclear about the details behind trading Bonds at Saxo? Click here for a full list of frequently asked questions regarding trading Bonds.
Enjoy all the advantages of trading like a pro, without prohibitive minimum trade sizesTrading bonds with Saxo gives you access to a professional trading environment, without prohibitive minimum trade sizes. Starting from as low as USD 10,000 our bond solution provides you with the information, the liquidity and the technology you need to execute the trades you want to. At Saxo there are no pricing surprises - our rates are competitive and our price schemes are easy to understand.
First fully digitised online access
Our digital bond trading solution eliminates manual processes across the full value chain. It gives you direct access to a universe of over 5,000 bonds, including more than 3,400 developed-market and over 1,600 emerging-market bonds.
Orders are routed straight to an optimised dealer auction where the top end of 40 liquidity providers compete for your order, and minimum volumes for retail bonds are as low as USD 10,000.
Significant cost reduction
Providing automated online access, a direct line to liquidity providers and being able to eliminate the time-consuming and expensive layers of traditional bond trading means we can offer a clear and competitive pricing scheme. Saxo charge a commission, offering full transparency. This is in contrast to the industry standard where one often finds the price being dictated by a ‘one bank one price’ approach.
Trading conditions vary by type and rating of the bond, and also by trading volume. But our online live indicative pricing gives you the security of a maximum price range for your trade. This is part of our commitment to make pricing as transparent and clear as we can.
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Key Terminology: Issuers
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