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Saxo Markets vs Charles Stanley Direct 2019

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Is Saxo Markets better than Charles Stanley Direct? After scoring UK share dealing accounts in six areas for our 2019 review, Saxo Markets is better than Charles Stanley Direct. Saxo Markets provides a brilliant all-around share trading experience for UK residents. The fees for buying shares are not the cheapest; however, the SaxoTraderGO trading platform is excellent, and there’s an abundant selection of international products to trade.

Overall Rating

Feature Saxo Markets Charles Stanley Direct
Overall 5 3
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Trading Fees

Feature Saxo Markets Charles Stanley Direct
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
0.10% (£8 min) £11.50
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
0.10% (£8 min) £11.50
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
0.10% (£8 min) £11.50
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.12% (min. €120 or £ equivalent) 0.25%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
0.20% (min. £72) £11.50
ETFs - Fee
0.10% (£8 min) £11.50
Investment Trusts - Fee
0.10% (£8 min) £11.50
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£50.00 £25.00
Commissions & Fees 3.5 3.5
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Saxo Markets Charles Stanley Direct
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes No
Stock Alerts
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
49 19
Charting - Drawing Tools
17 1
Charting - Notes
Yes No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 5 3
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Research

Feature Saxo Markets Charles Stanley Direct
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
Yes No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
No No
Research - ETFs
Yes No
Research - Bonds
Yes No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes
Research 4.5 3
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Investments

Feature Saxo Markets Charles Stanley Direct
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 Yes
Offering of Investments 4.5 3.5
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Education

Feature Saxo Markets Charles Stanley Direct
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes No
Has Education - Funds
No No
Has Education - Retirement
No Yes
Client Webinars
Yes No
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes No
Education 3.5 2.5

Overall

Feature Saxo Markets Charles Stanley Direct
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Overall 5 3
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After seven months and hundreds of hours of researching 12 different share dealing brokers, the UK.StockBrokers.com team collected thousands of data points. To focus on two brokers, we will now compare Charles Stanley Direct vs Saxo Markets.

First, we will compare the fees charged for dealing in the UK. There are two primary fees: the cost to place each trade and the monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee charged which varies depending on the type and size of your portfolio. We researched both to provide a single star rating for cost. Both Charles Stanley Direct and Saxo Markets are rated 3.50 stars.

Cost aside, we can now compare popular features and tools investors prefer. Access to the investments you want is important, and Saxo Markets provides its clients with ISA and SIPP while Charles Stanley Direct provides clients access to ISA, ISA - Junior and SIPP. Next, some traders desire robust charting, so the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available, as well as stock alerts, are considered. Saxo Markets boasts an offering of 17 charting tools compared to Charles Stanley Direct's 1 available charting tools. Charles Stanley Direct trails Saxo Markets by 29 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Saxo Markets offering 48 and Charles Stanley Direct offering 19. Both Charles Stanley Direct and Saxo Markets offer basic stock alerts. Finally, for researching funds while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Neither offers fund research reports.

Overall, between Charles Stanley Direct and Saxo Markets, Saxo Markets is the winner.

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