Trading

Professional trading account

As a professional trading account holder, you can trade forex and CFDs with higher leverage ratios. We also offer volume rebates and margin relief when you place a guaranteed stop-loss order, stop-loss order or trailing stop loss on your indices, forex, gold, silver and crude oil trades.

OANDA trading account comparison*

Features Retail (core pricing & spread only-pricing) Professional
Available leverage From 30:1 From 100:1
Margin relief on SLOs/GSLOs No Yes
Client funds segregation Yes Yes
Volume rebates No Yes
Margin closeout level 50% 50%
Negative balance protection Yes No
Access to FSG Yes No
Access to PDS Yes No
Compensation and
dispute resolution
Yes At AFCA's discretion

Higher leverage with a professional trader account

As a professional trader, you can benefit from higher leverage when you place a GSLO on your trades. This means that you get additional margin relief of 50% of your standard margin, plus the amount at risk when you use a GSLO, stop-loss order or trailing stop-loss order. Find out more.

Risks of being a Professional Trading account holder

  • You waive the right to receive a Financial Services Guide (FSG).
  • You waive the right to receive a Product Disclosure Statement (PDS).
  • You may lose the right to compensation and complaint handling arrangements. This remains at the discretion of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA).

OANDA Professional Trading account qualification

To trade using a Professional Trading account, clients must qualify as either a ‘wholesale client’ or ‘sophisticated investor’ based on specific criteria.

Whole Sale Clients

Wholesale clients

To qualify as a ‘wholesale investor’, you will need to have:

  • Assets of at least AUD2.5 million, or
  • Gross income for each of the last 2 financial years of at least AUD250,000
  • A qualified accountant who can certify that the client meets one of the above financial criteria, and
  • A high level of financial literacy and product knowledge
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Sophisticated investors

To qualify as a ‘sophisticated investor’, you will need to have:

  • Traded derivatives for at least 12 months with OANDA or another licensed broker
  • Executed at least 150 derivatives trades within the 12 months
  • Executed a total notional value of derivatives trades equal to or greater than US$10 million; and
  • Been assessed by an OANDA representative as to having a satisfactory level of derivatives knowledge and experience

We do NOT guarantee to any clients that they will meet the qualifying standards required to be a wholesale client or sophisticated investor. Clients who DO qualify will be upgraded to the Professional Trading account.

We will NOT assess as a wholesale client or sophisticated investor those clients who:

  • Are trading derivatives in connection with a business, or
  • Have not traded derivatives previously

To learn more about OANDA’s Professional Trading account. or how you might qualify as a wholesale client or sophisticated investor, please contact Daivd Villagra or Jason song.

David Villagra

David Villagra

Direct: 02 8243 7112

dvillagra@oanda.com

Jason Song

Jason Song

Direct: 02 8243 7108

jsong@oanda.com

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On the 29th March 2021 ASIC’s Product Intervention Order - Contracts for Difference came into effect. For more information regarding the Order please refer to the link:

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*Retail and Professional Trading account offers as of March 29, 2021.

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