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Saxo Markets vs AJ Bell Youinvest 2020

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Is AJ Bell Youinvest better than Saxo Markets? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, Saxo Markets is better than AJ Bell Youinvest. Saxo Markets offers UK residents an excellent share dealing experience by combining the brilliant SaxoTraderGO web platform with over 30,000 international products to trade. While Saxo Markets trails discount competitors in pricing, overall, it is our top broker for share dealing in 2020.

Overall Rating

Feature Saxo Markets AJ Bell Youinvest
Overall 4.5 4
Commissions & Fees 3 3.5
Offering of Investments 5 4
Platform & Tools 5 3.5
Research 4.5 4
Education 3.5 3.5
Saxo Markets Review AJ Bell Youinvest Review
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Trading Fees

Feature Saxo Markets AJ Bell Youinvest
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
0.10% (£8 min) £9.95
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
0.10% (£8 min) £4.95
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
0.10% (£8 min) £4.95
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000
0.12% (min. €120 or £ equivalent) 0.25% (Max £7.50 per quarter)
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
0.20% (min. £80) £9.95
ETFs - Fee
0.10% (£8 min) £9.95
Investment Trusts - Fee
0.10% (£8 min) £9.95
Telephone Dealing Fee
£50.00 £29.95

Platforms & Tools

Feature Saxo Markets AJ Bell Youinvest
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Stock Alerts
Yes No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
58 10
Charting - Drawing Tools
20 1
Charting - Notes
Yes No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes

Research

Feature Saxo Markets AJ Bell Youinvest
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
Yes No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
No Yes
Research - ETFs
Yes Yes
Research - Bonds
Yes Yes
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes

Investments

Feature Saxo Markets AJ Bell Youinvest
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes No
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
Yes Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes Yes
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
No No
Advisor Services
No No

Education

Feature Saxo Markets AJ Bell Youinvest
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
No Yes
Has Education - Retirement
No Yes
Client Webinars
Yes No
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes Yes

Overall

Feature Saxo Markets AJ Bell Youinvest
Overall 4.5 4
Commissions & Fees 3 3.5
Offering of Investments 5 4
Platform & Tools 5 3.5
Research 4.5 4
Education 3.5 3.5
Saxo Markets Review AJ Bell Youinvest Review
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For our 2020 Review, we assessed the best trading platforms in the UK for online share dealing. Let's compare AJ Bell Youinvest vs Saxo Markets.

Which broker is less expensive?

Alongside the cost per trade, most UK online brokers also charge a monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee, which varies based on the account type and balance. Based on our thorough review, AJ Bell Youinvest offers better pricing than Saxo Markets for share dealing.

Assuming a £30,000 portfolio size, here are the total annual costs for share dealing with both brokers, given different monthly activity scenarios.

1 Trade Per Month - AJ Bell Youinvest is cheaper. AJ Bell Youinvest would only cost £149.40 each year while Saxo Markets would cost £204.00.

3 Trades Per Month - AJ Bell Youinvest is less expensive under this scenario. AJ Bell Youinvest would cost £388.20 per year while Saxo Markets would cost £396.00.

10 Trades Per Month - AJ Bell Youinvest is the better choice. Annual fees with AJ Bell Youinvest would total £624, while annual fees with Saxo Markets would be £1068.

20 Trades Per Month - AJ Bell Youinvest costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with AJ Bell Youinvest would equal £1218, while Saxo Markets would equal £2028.

Which broker offers a wider range of investment options?

Saxo Markets offers a more diverse selection of investment options than AJ Bell Youinvest. Saxo Markets offers investors access to ETFs, Funds, ISA, SIPP, Share Trading and Bonds - Government (Gilts). Investing encompasses a wide variety of asset classes, so finding a broker that offers every investment type you are interested in is important.

Which platform offers better research?

Our testing concluded that Saxo Markets is better for research than AJ Bell Youinvest. Saxo Markets offers more research options, including research reports, articles, and analyst ratings.

Which trading platform is better?

To compare the trading platforms of both AJ Bell Youinvest and Saxo Markets, we tested each broker's trading tools and share dealing app. All features compared, Saxo Markets offers a better share dealing platform.

Overall, between AJ Bell Youinvest and Saxo Markets, Saxo Markets is the winner.

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