The world’s first truly digital bond trading solution

Access 5,000+ online and 33,000+ offline government and corporate bonds from 26 countries in 21 different currencies.

Best bond spreads¹

Generated via digital dealer auctions between 50+ liquidity providers, plus highly competitive commissions.

Direct market access

The world’s first truly digital bond trading solution gives you direct electronic access to all global bond markets.

Award-winning platforms

Fast and reliable access to the markets from your phone, tablet, laptop or multi-screen desktop set-up.

24/5 expert service

Professional support whenever markets are open, including technical assistance, market analysis and access to personal sales traders.

Best spreads.1 Low commissions

Digital dealer auctions between 50+ of the world’s biggest bond liquidity providers generate significantly improved spreads for instant online bond trading.

Type of bondAverage spread Improvements*
EU government bonds0.14 cents
EU corporate bonds0.34 cents
US government bonds0.04 cents
US corporate bonds0.35 cents
Emerging markets bonds0.30 cents

* Improvements compared to average composite price, observed between October 2016 – September 2017.
All prices shown on this page are offered to new Saxo clients. Existing clients can access pricing information directly in the trading platform.

Fully digital trade execution 

Award-winning trading platforms

Award-winning trading platforms

The No. 1 platform for bond traders2
The award-winning, multi-device SaxoTraderGO partners seamlessly with SaxoTraderPRO, our professional-grade platform for advanced traders.

Powerful tools and features
Benefit from advanced technical and fundamental analysis tools, live news feeds and innovative risk-management features.

Multi-asset access
Trade bonds from the same platform and account you use for other assets, and put down your bond holdings as collateral for margin trading.

24/5 expert service

Personal relationship managers

An individual point of contact for platform, trading and account queries.

Dedicated sales traders

Live market commentary, risk management and post-trade support from our senior sales traders.

In-house analysts

News and commentary on all major asset classes from our global team of market analysts – #SaxoStrats.

Integrated digital support

Self-service support centre, email helpdesk, and suggested news and educational content based on your trading history

24-hour customer service

With offices in 16 countries, a team of experts is on call 24/5 to assist with technical and account questions.

Local language assistance

Each team member is a Saxo platform specialist and fully immersed in their local market.

Winner of +100 platforms and service awards

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35,000 instruments. Eight asset classes. One account


FAQs

A wide range of the most active and liquid government and corporate bonds in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, as well as a limited number of Latin American bonds - in total more than 5000 bonds - are available for online bond trading. The availability of Latin American bonds and US corporate bonds is expected to be expanded in the near future.

Saxo supports 33,000 bonds offline, so there is a good chance that it can be traded offline from our bond desk. Please contact Saxo to enquire about the possibility of trading the specific bond offline. If so, it will be manually traded, but will still appear in the account summary of your account just like any other position.

Bonds can be traded online 24/5 if the relevant underlying bond market is open. Trading hours will be limited to the daylight hours where liquidity in the relevant underlying bond market is best (i.e. European government bonds are open for trading in European hours).

Bonds are primarily traded in the international OTC market and less frequently on exchanges. Saxo thus utilises its counterparty network of more than 40 liquidity providers in the OTC market to source liquidity for online bond trading. For more information please see “How does a market order work?

There are maximum limits which are set according to normal liquidity conditions in the underlying bond markets. These limits differ from €1m or higher for corporate bonds and €25m or higher on government bonds.

Bonds have different minimum trading sizes which can be as high as 50k, 100k or 200k in the relevant currency. You can see the minimum trading sizes and increment on each bond under account > Trading conditions as well as on the trade ticket. However, there are bonds which trade in lower sizes, which will also be available (a minimum limit of 10k in € or $ on all online bonds applies even if the underlying minimum trade unit for the bond is lower).

The price you will see on the platform for an online bond in the trade ticket is a live indicative price based on indicative OTC bond market prices. For this reason, actual trading prices may differ from this price. For more information please see “How does a market order work”. Furthermore, the price used in the account summary of your account is an indicative end-of-day price which may be different from actual trading prices as well as the price you will see in trade tickets.

Start trading bonds digitally with Saxo

Register

Choose an account tier and submit your application

Fund

Add funds quickly and securely via debit card or bank transfer

Trade

Access 5,000+ government and corporate bonds online

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Bonds Risk Warning

Bonds are categorised as either green, yellow or red products depending on the individual instrument.

Danish banks are required to categorise investment products offered to retail clients depending on the product’s complexity and risk as: green, yellow or red.

For most bonds, in particular corporate bonds, bid and offer prices are not public available and transparent, as the majority of trading takes place outside regulated marketplaces. Bonds are traded OTC with Saxo Bank as counterpart, and OTC trading conditions apply. For further information click here

References:

1 Best accessible price from 50+ global bonds providers and major exchanges called by Saxo’s algorithm. Trade execution depends on market conditions.

2 Best fixed income trading platform, The Banker’s Best Trading Platform Project Award and Best Mobile Trading Initiative at the 2018 Sell Side Technology Awards