A bond is a financial instrument in which individuals lend money to corporate or governmental entities for a defined period of time at a variable, or fixed interest rate. The institution will pay back to the lender the original sum plus the interest rate at the end of the loan’s term.
Providing a way to diversify your trading portfolio and hedge against risk, bonds allow you to take a position on future interest rate movements while leveraging the security and stability of government treasuries.
View the margin requirements of your region on our regulatory page.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Bond markets move based on the expected change of economic indicators such as growth and inflation, which will determine the bond value to the investor. Bond trading can be short, or long term and allows bond traders to take a position on future interest rate movements while leveraging the security and stability of government treasuries.
OANDA bonds trading include Bund, UK 10Y Gilt, US 10Y T-Note, US 2Y T-Note, US 5Y T-Note and US T-Bond.
Please visit the Deposit Funds with OANDA section to see all the details as the deposit options may be different depending on the OANDA division you are registered to.
OANDA doesn’t require a minimum deposit or balance to create a trading account. You should ensure your account has enough balance to open positions of sizes you are comfortable with including margin requirements.
OANDA allows margin trading, so you can enter into positions larger than your account balance. OANDA fxTrade margin rules depend on the regulatory policies applicable to the OANDA division you are registered to. Please visit OANDA Margin Rules to learn the details.