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Saxo Capital Markets SA continues to be the preferred provider of online Forex trading for thousands of investors worldwide.

This is a result of aggressive pricing, superior liquidity, outstanding reliability, and last, but not least, a range of more than 160 different Forex crosses.

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Saxo Capital Markets SA​ has been a facilitator in the global capital markets aggregating liquidity, offering access to exchanges around the world and providing its powerful suite of products and platforms to private clients, institutions, banks and brokerages.

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Welcome to Saxo Capital Markets SA support area. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about our trading products, platforms and accounts, you can download the SaxoTrader, find contact details, payment instructions and other documents and forms.

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  • What is a Futures Contract?

    A Future is a contractual agreement to buy or sell a particular commodity or financial instrument at a pre-determined price on a specific date in the future.

    Futures contracts are offered on a number of different Assets. From traditional Commodities like corn, wheat, and orange juice to more diverse asset classes, including government bonds, interest rates, energies and stock Indices. Futures contracts are standardised and always reflect both the quality and the quantity of the underlying asset purchased

    Transparent Pricing

    Futures are highly liquid exchange traded financial instruments, meaning individuals can trade on tight spreads. The transaction costs are low, and their pricing is transparent due to the level of specificity found in Futures Contracts, as well as the regulations imposed by the various exchanges.

    Clients can trade the Futures markets on tight spreads due to the highly liquid nature of the Instruments. Due to the precise nature of a given Future contract, the transaction costs are low and pricing is transparent. Clients will not be given the option to take physical delivery.

    No physical delivery

    Saxo Capital Markets does not support physical delivery of the underlying security on expiry of a Futures Contract. On or before the expiry of a Futures Contract, Saxo Capital Markets will cash settle a client's positions on their behalf. Read more about expiry of Futures.

  • Futures trade on margin

    Since Futures contracts are essentially agreements to buy or sell a certain asset at a given date in the future, actual payment does not happen upfront. Instead, buyers and sellers of Futures must place collateral for the trade. This is also known as "margin".

    The size of the margin is determined by the Futures exchange and is the same for all traders. Depending on the asset you are trading, expect to be required to place around 1%-10% in margin.

    Use your Stock portfolio as margin

    To provide you with extra flexibility when managing your portfolio, Saxo Capital Markets allows you to use the value of your Stocks as collateral for margin trading. This means you have more flexibility when you spot a great trading opportunity. See all Futures Trading Conditions

  • Trade Contract Options with Capital Markets

    To complement our Futures offering, Saxo Capital Markets gives you access to trade the world’s most liquid exchange listed options contracts. We call them Contract Options. Contract Options are a great alternative to Futures trading.

    Both Contract Options and Futures are listed on a derivatives exchange and provide you with access for trading the worlds most liquid markets, such as currencies, indices, commodities etc.

    Read more about Contract Options.

  • Futures Pricing

    Online Futures are traded on competitive volume-based commissions.

    Trade from as little as USD 0.30 per contract.




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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