Trading Strategies

Speculative trading can be difficult and time-consuming. Let us take care of it for you.

Why choose a Trading Strategy?

  • Strong track record

    Proven capability to identify trade opportunities.

  • Hands-off trading

    Expert traders make speculative trade decisions on your behalf.

  • Fair costs

    We only charge a performance fee if your account beats the high water mark.

  • No lock-in period

    You can withdraw your money at any time for no extra cost.


What are Trading Strategies?

What are Trading Strategies?

When you invest in a Trading Strategy, our expert traders make speculative trade decisions on your behalf, right in your account.

They may take one or two speculative positions with specific short-term expectations, or none at all if conditions aren’t favourable – the pulse of the market dictates. This means our experts may also enter short positions to target profits from downward market movements.

Please note that Trading Strategies are categorised as very high risk.  While taking on such risk could see you achieve significant returns, be aware that drawdowns in excess of 20% are a distinct possibility.


Find the right strategy for you

Make an investment today and have your money traded on the pulse of the market.

    • Macro FX

      Macro FX Trading

      Risk level: Very high

      Minimum investment: EUR 20,000

      Goal: Positive returns from FX markets 

      Strategy: Trade-by-trade decision-making, driven by macroeconomics and central banks' policies

      Trades FX spot

    • Performance*


      Average Annual Return Since Inception

      Performance breakdown
      2023: -14.99%
      2022: 22.16%
      2021: 3.09%
      2020: 19.20%
      2019: -3.97%
      2018: -2.31%
      2017: -8.76%

      *As of 31/12/23. Above we illustrate performance net of trading costs, service fee and performance fee (considering a performance fee for investing since inception but, since your performance fee will depend on your point of entry, your net returns will vary too).

      Performance in USD denominated portfolio from inception (06/02/2015) until 31/12/23.

      Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

      Profile Questionnaire
      To help us find the best portfolios for you, we ask that you complete your profile before investing.
      This is a required step in the investment process and only takes a few minutes.

      Please note these strategies do not consider sustainability as part of their investment process, therefore complying with Article 6 of the EU regulation on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector (SFDR). Saxo Bank offers a variety of strategies catering for different requirements, please consider another strategy if sustainable investing is something you desire.

      Costs reflective of performance

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      Service fee0.5% per annum
      Trading costInstitutional rates**
      Performance fee20% based on high water mark

      The service fee and performance fee are deducted quarterly on a pro rata basis. The minimum investment is USD 20,000.
      **Costs are compressed but vary depending on the specific instruments traded.

      No hidden fees

      Platform fee

      No 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.

      Looking for less speculative investments?
      Our expertly built managed portfolios target sustainable long-term returns.

      Frequently asked questions

      If you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to open a Saxo account and add the amount you intend to invest, subject to the minimum amount for each portfolio. Then follow these steps:

      1. Open the platform and click the ‘SaxoSelect’ tab.
      2. Click the ‘Invest’ button, next to your chosen portfolio.
      3. If this is your first time with SaxoSelect, you’ll need to complete a set of suitability questions specifically for trading strategies (this is different to an appropriateness test, which relates to self-directed investing).
      4. Open the trade ticket and enter the amount you’d like to invest.

      No, you don’t. Once you’ve invested in a trading strategy, we will automatically create a sub-account dedicated to that portfolio under your existing Saxo account.

      There is no minimum investment period and you can exit at any time for no additional cost. However, it’s important to remember that trading strategies are designed for long-term investing and we’d only recommend them if you intend to invest for several years.

      Our fees are constructed to align the cost as much as possible with the performance you incur. Costs vary depending on the trading strategy you choose to invest in.  

      Cost 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.

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

      Trading Costs: when trades are placed in the market there are costs associated with these transactions. In our Trading Strategies, we reduce these transaction costs to be significantly lower than standard client rates, reducing the impact on performance as much as we can.

      Performance Fee: this fee is only charged if you incur positive performance. The High Water Mark (HWM) is used to determine this, and ensures that you do not get charged on positive performance if your account value remains lower than its high point - you only get charged a performance fee if your account value reaches new highs. You can find more details on this calculation here.

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

      Trading Strategies are categorised as very high risk, due to the high conviction and speculative nature of positions.
      Over the long term, returns are expected to reward investors 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.

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      Complete our short profile questionnaire, to find a portfolio suited to your goals and risk appetite.


      Confirm your managed portfolio and invest. We will place all the investments for you, in your account.

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