• Protect your portfolio from volatility or stagnation in Equity markets.


Bonds Trading Conditions

Trading Bonds with Saxo Capital Markets

Saxo Capital Markets understands that funds invested by South Africans offshore are traditionally low-risk and conservative in nature. With this in mind, Saxo Capital Markets enables South Africans to trade Sovereign, Government and Corporate Bonds in US Dollars, Euros and British Pounds

Deposit investment collateral in bonds

When holding Bonds in your account, subject to Saxo Capital Markets risk rating, up to 95% of a Bond’s collateral can be used for additional trading in margined products. Existing Bonds can also be deposited with Saxo Capital Markets and subject to Saxo Capital Markets risk rating, can used as collateral for additional trading in margined products.

Fixed income bonds at Saxo Capital Markets

  • Up to 95% of Bond collateral can be used for trading margin products
  • 0.08% commission charged (subject to minimum of EUR80)
  • Trade a wide range of Sovereign, Government and Corporate Bonds
  • Manage your positions through Saxo Capital Markets real- time trading platforms
  • Live charting and analysis tools

About bond investment

Due to the historic inverse relationship that bonds have with the equity market, they form an important part of any portfolio as they provide a capital preservation component. Bonds can also be used to structure defensive investment strategies through the use of Deposit and Call Spreads. These strategies may be further enhanced with the use of Options and other derivative products on the Platform.

Bond Trading made easy

With Saxo Capital Markets, clients can place an order for Bonds in various ways:

  • By using the Dealer Chat function on the Platform
  • E-mail fixedincome@saxobank.com with client ID, ISIN code and amount in cash or nominal value of the purchase
  • All Bonds are traded offline, but can be monitored on Saxo Capital Markets online platforms

Saxo Capital Markets accepts market orders on all Bond positions, but Limit Orders are not currently available. To enquire about the collateral value of a Bond:

Clients are able to search for Bonds on the system according to market, currency and maturity. The Fixed Income desk is able to provide further information on pricing and other Bonds.
Normal settlement procedures apply when crediting a client account when a coupon is paid.

Margin Trading carries a high level of risk to your capital with the possibility of losing more than your initial investment and may not be suitable for all investors. Ensure you fully understand the risks involved and seek independent advice if necessary.  

Saxo Capital Markets South Africa is an authorized Financial Services Provider and regulated by the Financial Services Board, registration number 40983. Registered address: The Place, 1 Sandton Drive, Sandown, Johannesburg, South Africa.  

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