Trading forex (foreign exchange) is complex; it requires much education and practice. But placing a trade from your web browser is quick with fxTradeNOW 2.0.
Designed for new and intermediate forex traders, fxTradeNOW is a “lite” version of our award-winning trading platform that allows users to make trades anywhere they browse and without having to navigate away from the page they are reading.
It’s awesomely fast and compatible with the latest versions of all major browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Internet Explorer 8. Furthermore, it’s simple to set-up. There’s no installation required and this bookmarklet is not dependant on Java, .NET, Silverlight, or any other similar download. All you need to do is drag and drop the button below onto your browser taskbar and you’re ready to login and start trading:
Opening an fxTrade account
Through fxTradeNOW you can register for an fxTrade Practice or fxTrade Live account. With fxTrade Practice, you can experience trading risk-free in this volatile market in real-time, and test your trading acumen using $100,000 of virtual money for an unlimited time.
Also, trades made on fxTradeNow are accessible on our other platforms including fxTrade Mobile, OANDA MetaTrader 4, and of course, our industry leading desktop version of the fxTrade platform. New forex traders may use fxTradeNOW as a starting point to experience the basics of forex trading before opting to upgrade to our more advanced trading platforms.
Enhancing an innovative idea
Conceptually, fxTradeNOW started out as a widget similar to the Facebook “Like” button that evolved from one of our quarterly internal hackathons. It was developed into a plugin for the Chrome browser – the first plugin of its kind for trading forex. It was embraced by many active day traders following its October 2012 debut.
From the get-go, fxTradeNOW included real-time price quotes for currencies, price charts in multiple timeframes, and the ability to enter take profit, stop loss, and trailing stop orders. Its smart scanning technology automatically searches website text for mentions of currencies and pre-loads current price data. If more than one currency is referenced on a webpage, a dropdown menu allows users to select which pair they wish to trade.
With fxTradeNOW you can:
· Trade forex, precious metals, and a variety of equity indices, commodities, and Treasury bonds*
· Switch smoothly between fxTrade Practice or fxTrade Live accounts
· Use OANDA’s free trading support tools
· Tap into handy social media sharing functionality
To our valued customers who have shared their desired additions and enhancements to fxTradeNOW, thank you for your input, it has and continues to be a tremendous help. Please keep your comments and questions coming by making your mark in the comments box below or on the OANDA Forex Forums.
*Trading CFDs (contracts for difference) including equity indices, commodities, and Treasury bonds are not available for OANDA Corporation.
fxTradeNOW is not available for clients of OANDA Asia Pacific PLC Ltd.