INTRODUCTION TO TRADING

Whether you are you new to forex and CFD trading, or new to OANDA we are committed to helping you become a more knowledgeable trader.

TRADING CONCEPTS MADE EASIER

New to OANDA, or to trading? These educational resources are designed for you to choose your own path. Learn how to get started with your OANDA trading account, and move on to learning trading fundamentals to place and manage your CFD, or forex orders.

GETTING STARTED WITH OANDA

Check all the information about our customizable trading platforms to set up your trading preferences and start practicing on your demo account.

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LEARN HOW TO TRADE

All set up? Explore these trading fundamentals to prepare your trading strategy.

TRADING ESSENTIALS

Learn the trading how-to’s before you start trading with you Live account.

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ORDER TYPES

Choose the appropriate order type for the market conditions of the moment.

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PRICE CHARTS AND PATTERNS

Learn to identify and understand price charts to spot market trends due to volatility.

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How to Trade

Learn how to trade on the OANDA trading platform to apply your trading knowledge and skills.

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Losses can exceed investment

† Disclaimer:

Execution speed numbers are based on the median round trip latency measurements from receipt to response for all Market Order Fills executed between June 1st and Sept 1st 2016 on the OANDA legacy and OANDA v20 execution platforms, excepting MT4 initiated orders.

Contracts for Difference (CFDs) or Precious Metals are NOT available to residents of the United States.

MT4 hedging capabilities are NOT available to residents of the United States.

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) limits leverage available to retail forex traders in the United States to 50:1 on major currency pairs and 20:1 for all others. OANDA Asia Pacific offers maximum leverage of 50:1 on FX products and limits to leverage offered on CFDs apply. Maximum leverage for OANDA Canada clients is determined by IIROC and is subject to change. For more information refer to our regulatory and financial compliance section.

Trading FX and/or CFDs on margin is high risk and not suitable for everyone. Losses can exceed investment.