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Take a position on the fully customisable MetaTrader 4 platform from your desktop or download the MT4 app for mobile and tablet devices.

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MetaTrader 4 web

Log in to MetaTrader 4 directly from your web browser and start trading. No need to download MT4 onto your desktop or mobile device.

MT4 WEB PLATFORM

Instantly access MT4 from your browser window

MetaTrader 4 for web offers the same powerful trading experience as the desktop platform. Access our full range of currency pairs, commodities and indices CFDs.

One-click trading

Open and close positions with a single tap. View a snapshot of pending orders and current positions with innovative trading tools.

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Multiple order types

We offer a range of orders on the MetaTrader 4 web platform. This includes stop and limit orders, as well as close-by order.

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One-click trading

Open and close positions with a single tap. View a snapshot of pending orders and current positions with innovative trading tools.

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Multiple order types

We offer a range of orders on the MetaTrader 4 web platform. This includes stop and limit orders, as well as close-by order.

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Trade through charts

Trade directly from charts. Choose from nine timeframes, including five candles per week on the Daily NY Close Charts.

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Access MetaTrader 4 from your Mac

You can log into OANDA MetaTrader 4 web from your Mac without the need to install the Windows operating system.

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Reliable and secure MT4 interface

MT4 web offers the stability and security of the desktop platform from your web browser.

MetaTrader 4 desktop

No re-quotes*. Access automated trading strategies, advanced charting and a range of plug-ins.

MT4 PLATFORM

Take advantage of MT4 from your OANDA account

Trade across the powerful MT4 downloadable platform. Customisable layouts, an intuitive interface, a range of premium MT4 tools and more.

MetaTrader 4 custom bridge

Our best-in-class bridging technology is combined with formidable Tier One bank pricing to give you an even more powerful trading experience.

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Automate your strategies

The MT4 platform supports expert advisors, including MT4 indicators. You can also build trading algorithms and backtest your trading strategies.

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Trade from charts

Trade directly from charts with nine timeframes and multiple displays, including five candles per week on the Daily NY Close Charts. Over 50 built-in indicators, including the MT4 orderbook indicator.

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MT4 Custom Bridge

MetaTrader 4 custom bridge

Our best-in-class bridging technology is combined with formidable Tier One bank pricing to give you an even more powerful trading experience.

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Automate your strategies

Automate your strategies

The MT4 platform supports expert advisors, including MT4 indicators. You can also build trading algorithms and backtest your trading strategies.

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Trade from Charts

Trade from charts

Trade directly from charts with nine timeframes and multiple displays, including five candles per week on the Daily NY Close Charts. Over 50 built-in indicators, including the MT4 orderbook indicator.

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MT4 plug-in

Access our superior technical analysis package as a plug-in on your MT4 platform, and execute trades directly from the interface. Intraday market scanning, automated alerts for specified patterns, automatic chart pattern recognition and pattern quality indicators.

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Intuitive interface

The MetaTrader4 platform offers an intuitive interface that can be customised to suit your personal trading preferences. Trade through charts, access a range of plug-ins, customise layouts and more.

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Premium MT4 tools

Access a host of free powerful trading indicators and ‘widgets’. Take advantage of precision trading and automated scaling out of positions from the trade terminal, create sophisticated flexible stop loss and take profit orders with trendlines and more.

OANDA mobile app

Trade with your OANDA account from anywhere you go by downloading the MT4 mobile app from the Apple app store or Google Play.

ON THE MOVE TRADING | MOBILE AND TABLET APP

Access our full range of CFD markets from your mobile or tablet device

Advanced mobile charting functionality, trade confirmations, dozens of technical indicators, tools and more.

Advanced functionality

Support for push-notifications from the desktop platform and MQL5.community services

- See trade levels visualising the price of pending orders, as well as stop loss and take profit values on charts

- Configure properties of graphical objects and indicators (iOS only)

- Information window displays orders, trading history, emails, news, and logs on iPad

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Financial news

Free financial news, consisting of dozens of materials daily

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Charting

Access high performance interactive price charts in real time, with zoom and scroll options.

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Trade confirmation

Receive notifications and alerts on your phone when trades are executed.

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Connect with other traders

Secure and fast chats with other traders. Create group chats and channels; chat with registered MQL5.community traders

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Advanced Functionality

Advanced functionality

Support for push-notifications from the desktop platform and MQL5.community services

- See trade levels visualising the price of pending orders, as well as stop loss and take profit values on charts

- Configure properties of graphical objects and indicators (iOS only)

- Information window displays orders, trading history, emails, news, and logs on iPad

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Financial News

Financial news

Free financial news, consisting of dozens of materials daily

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Charting

Charting

Access high performance interactive price charts in real time, with zoom and scroll options.

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Trade Confirmation

Trade confirmation

Receive notifications and alerts on your phone when trades are executed.

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Connect with Other Traders

Connect with other traders

Secure and fast chats with other traders. Create group chats and channels; chat with registered MQL5.community traders

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Technical analysis

Control your account. Trade and analyse the markets using technical indicators and graphical objects, including 30 popular technical indicators, 9 timeframes and 24 analytical objects.

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Customisable interface

See up to four charts in one window, customise chart colour schemes and easily switch between financial instruments on charts.

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Push notifications

Support for push-notifications from the desktop platform and MQL5.community services. Receive notifications and alerts on your phone when trades are executed.

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Frequently asked questions

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What are OANDA’s hours of operation?

Our hours of operation coincide with the global financial markets. In Asia, trading is available from approximately 6am Monday to 6am Saturday (Beijing time). Please note: these times are subject to change during daylight saving time and certain public holidays.

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What is margin trading?

Margin trading allows you to trade without depositing the full value of the trade that you wish to open. One of the benefits of margin trading is that you could potentially generate large profits relative to the amount invested. On the other hand, margin trading could also result in significant, rapid losses to your capital.

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Why didn't my trade execute?

Below are the three most common reasons why your trade was not successful:

1) ‘Bid’ or ‘ask’ price did not reach your specified target: the most likely reason why your trade did not execute is because the applicable market price has not reached the price you specified. This is because the chart you are viewing may not be showing the type of price applicable to your trade. On the platform, the charts only show the bid price, not the ask price. A long (buy) trade will open at the ‘ask’ and close at the ‘bid’ price. A short (sell) trade will open at the ‘bid’ and close at the ‘ask’ price.

2) Insufficient funds: if you are placing a market order, the platform will tell you right away if you do not have enough money (free equity) to place the trade. If you are trying to place a pending entry order, the platform will not stop you from placing the order if you do not have the current margin (free equity) necessary but the order will fail to execute if you have not increased the free equity on your account when the pre-specified entry price is reached. You can view the margin requirements per instrument on the margin rates and leverage ratios page.

3) Take profit or stop loss was set too close to your order price: the third reason your order likely did not trigger is because your take-profit or stop-loss order was set too close to your order price. A valid take-profit and stop-loss order must be placed further away than the current spread on the financial instrument that you are trading. As the spread can increase during news events or when the market is volatile, we recommend your take-profit and stop-loss orders are set at a point further away than the maximum spread for the instrument that you are trading.

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How do I contact OANDA to look into a trade or order?

Whenever you have questions about your trades and/ or orders, we are happy to assist. Below is information that will help you with this process.

Please submit all the relevant information about your trades and/ or orders, so that we can investigate and provide you with a detailed analysis. You can do this by clicking on and filling out the Trade enquiries form. Once it is downloaded and filled out, you can then email it back to us.

Please submit the form using the following format:

  • Email the form to frontdesk@oanda.com
  • In the subject line include: "Trade investigation" followed by the instrument involved, for example: EUR/USD, UK Oil and UK 100 or XAU/USD​​​​
  • Attach the corresponding form.

To ensure accurate and speedy processing, please provide as much information as possible about your trades or orders such as those listed below:

  • Your account ID number (for example, MT4 account ID 7654321)
  • The trading platform used at the time, such as MT4. Also, which medium you used to access the platforms such as desktop, mobile, web or any third-party system.
  • The order ID of the trades or orders involved
  • The instrument(s) involved
  • The time and date of the transaction
  • Please describe the issue with your trades or orders
  • Screenshots of your platform regarding the trades or order
  • What remediation or assistance you would like us to provide.
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What is the average response time?

As trade inquiries vary in their complexity, so too does the time it takes to respond to these inquiries. However, you should receive a response in two to five business days.

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Can’t find what you’re looking for?

*OANDA does not re-quote orders and only rejects orders for legitimate reasons.

Access 67 CFD instruments

We offer CFD prices on indices, forex pairs, commodities and metals. Our spreads start from just 1 pip on USD/JPY and EUR/USD.

Powerful tools

Our range of partner tools offer a powerful trading experience. Trade through charts, VPS (virtual private server) services, technical analysis and more.

Our pricing policy

Our pricing is sourced from a global network of liquidity providers. Market volatility and market liquidity are two primary factors that affect spreads.