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Swissquote Broker Review

FX Scouts By Jeffrey Cammack Updated: February 14, 2020
Overall Rating
3.75 / 5
Min. DepositUSD 1000
Max. Leverage400:1
Min. Spread1.7 pips
RegulatorsFCA
Regulator Origin FCA
Broker TypeMarket Maker

Summary

Swissquote is part of a large banking group specialising in the provision of online financial and trading services. This broker targets experienced traders, or serious beginners, as minimum deposits are much higher than with other similar brokers; however, the trading conditions reflect what clients should expect from a professional brokerage.

Supporting both award-winning proprietary software, as well as the MetaTrader suite, and offering premium analytical tools to clients for free, Swissquote is a broker for those who take trading seriously.

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Trading Conditions

Minimum DepositUSD 1000
Base currenciesCHF, EUR, USD
Number of FX Pairs78
Hedging Allowed Yes
Scalping Yes
Swap-Free Accounts Yes

Average Spreads

EUR / USD1.7
GBP / USD2
USD / JPY1.6

Company Details

Company nameSwissquote Group Holding Ltd
Founded1996
Website Visit Website
TypeMarket Maker
RegulatorsFCA
Office locations Switzerland, Hong Kong, UAE

Deposit & Withdrawal Methods

Supported Platforms for Swissquote

Most retail CFD accounts lose money. Your capital is at risk.

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Scalping Yes Yes No
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% Lose with this broker 77% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider 75.35% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider 62% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider
Leverage400:130:1400:1
Spread1.7 pips1.0 pips2.0 pips
Hedging Yes Yes Yes
Scalping Yes Yes No
Account Types
  • Premium (Vip)
  • Prime (Vip)
  • Professional (Vip)
  • Standard (Professional)
  • Live Fixed Spread (Standard)
  • Live Floating Spread (Standard)
  • Live Zero Spread (Professional)
  • STP/ECN No Commission (Professional)
  • STP/ECN Zero Spread (Professional)
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Swap Free Yes Yes Yes
Trading Platforms MT4, MT5, AdvancedTrader MT4 etoro
Funding Methods Bank Transfer, Visa, Mastercard, Unionpay Bank Transfer, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Skrill, Neteller, Unionpay, Fasapay Visa, Mastercard, Neteller, Unionpay, Skrill, Paypal
Trading Commission Yes Yes None

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