Competitive spreads on major global indices
Our spreads are low and start from 0.8 points for the UK 100 and 1 point Germany 30. We offer the SPX 500 from 0.3 points and Wall St 30 from 1.5 points.
Award-winning* platform + TradiingView
Our powerful OANDA Trade platform can be accessed from your web browser. You can also trade on the move with our apps for iPhone, Android and tablet devices.
Integrate your strategy with trading applications or build your own custom user interface. Create and test automated trading strategies using our API technology or use advanced charts, technical analysis and open position ratios.
Go long or short on over 70 forex pairs. We offer tight spreads on most major, minor and exotic currency pairs. Take a position on the OANDA Trade platform or MetaTrader 4.
Margin requirements for retail clients are governed by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), who sets the minimum margin rates for different asset classes. Margin requirements vary given the base currency of your account.
What are indices?
Indices (also known as stock indexes) represent the value of a group of assets or stocks listed on a particular exchange. Major financial indices include the Dow Jones Industrial Average, FTSE 100, CAC 40, and Dax 30. Different indices (or indexes) have their own criteria for determining constituent stocks.
The Dow Jones Index represents 30 large public-listed companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange weighted by price, whereas the FTSE 100 represents 100 of the largest blue-chip companies in the UK weighted by market capitalisation.
At OANDA, we offer CFDs on most major global indices, including the UK 100, US Wall St 30, France 40 and Germany 30. When the price of stocks listed on an index rise, the price of the index goes up. When the price of stocks listed on an index go down, the value of the index falls along with it.
Trading indices with OANDA
It’s not possible to directly buy or sell an index. At OANDA, you can trade indices as a CFD. Our indices are derived from the price of the underlying instrument. We offer competitive spreads on our indices. Take a position on the UK 100 from 0.8 points and 1 point on Germany 30. We offer the SPX 500 from 0.3 points and Wall St 30 from 1.5 points.
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Pricing and liquidity providers
Our pricing engine aggregates live prices, in real time, from our liquidity providers and calculates a mid-point. A custom-built pricing algorithm automatically calculates the spread symmetrically around the mid-point for each tradable instrument. This mid-point fluctuates throughout the day as market prices change.
Our award-winning and customisable OANDA Trade platform is engineered for reliability and speed. This is especially important during periods of high volatility, when prices can move rapidly. Our platform can be accessed from your web-browser.
Costs of trading
Fairness and transparency are at the heart of everything we do. At OANDA, we are upfront about our charges and fees, so you always know exactly how much you are paying when you trade with us. See our charges and fees page to learn about our costs for depositing and withdrawing funds, bank wire transfer, spreads, inactivity fees and more.
Best Trading Tools winner (Online Personal Wealth Awards 2021). Awarded highest overall client satisfaction (Investment Trends 2021 US Leverage Trading Report, Margin Forex). Awarded highest client satisfaction for mobile platform/app (Investment Trends 2021 US Leverage Trading Report, Margin Forex). Voted Most Popular Broker 2021 (TradingView Broker Awards 2021). Voted Best Forex and CFD Broker 2021 (TradingView Broker Awards 2021).
We offer CFD prices on a range of financial instruments, including indices, forex pairs, commodities, metals and bonds.
3 ways to trade, plus TradingView and MetaTrader 4
Our range of platforms include OANDA Trade web, mobile and tablet, as well as TradingView and MetaTrader 4.
Identify potential trading opportunities using the range of powerful analysis tools that are available on our trading platform.