INDICES TRADING WITH OANDA

Take advantage of volatility generated by corporate news and market events by trading the world’s leading stock indices.

INDICES TRADING

A useful way to speculate on the world’s top financial markets, stock indices are weighted averages derived from the companies listed on the exchange, creating leveraged trading opportunities across the global equity markets.

Instrument Bid Ask Spread
Instrument Bid Ask Spread

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DISCOVER INNOVATIVE TOOLS FOR TRADERS

OANDA Forex and CFD Trading, see min, max, and average spread data with our Historical Spreads Tool

Historical Spreads

See Min, Max and Average spread data from quote periods of 15 minutes up to 3 months.

OANDA's Correlation Table, compare commodities, analyze your data

Correlation Table

Compare how commodities have moved relative to currency pairs each other. Analyze your portfolio exposure and risk.

OANDA's Candlestick Pattern tool. See Candlestick patterns plotted over recent currency movements

Candlestick Patterns

See candlestick patterns plotted over recent currency movements.

Volatility Graph Tool on OANDA.com

Volatility Graph

Zero in on which currency and commodities pairs show the most significant price fluctuations over various time periods.

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Losses can exceed investment

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See Spreads on Forex Pairs

Forex

Find opportunities whatever the market volatility across major, minor and exotic FX pairs.

Trade commodities in forex market

Commodities

Trade the world’s most popular commodities such as such as wheat, corn, crude oil and natural gas.

Trade metals in forex market with OANDA

Precious Metals

Diversify your trading portfolio and trade gold, silver, platinum, and palladium alongside currencies.

Trade bonds in the forex market with OANDA

Bonds

Take a position on future interest rate movements while leveraging the security and stability of government treasuries.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is indices trading?

Stock indices are weighted averages reflecting the collective value of publicly-traded companies from a market or industry sector. The change in value of an index represents the fluctuation of the company stocks that make the index. An index goes up in price if the overall value of the stock shares rises, and will go down in the event the overall value of those companies’ shares decline.

How does indices trading work?

Traders can go long or short on a particular index. Traders go long when the stocks in that index market are likely to increase in the future, or go short if they think that the stock index is likely to drop in value.

What indices can I trade with OANDA?

OANDA stock index trading allows you to trade on the world’s top financial markets. OANDA indices include Australia 200, Europe 50, France 40, Germany 30, Hong Kong 33, Japan 225, Netherlands 25, Singapore 30, Swiss 20, UK 100, US Nas 100, US Russ 2000, US SPX 500 and US Wall St 30.

What are the deposit options to fund my OANDA account for indices trading?

Deposit options are based on the OANDA division with which you are registered to. Please learn the different options to Deposit Funds with OANDA to see the full details.

What are the OANDA fxTrade margin rules for indices trading?

The OANDA fxTrade platform supports margin trading, which means you can enter into positions larger than your account balance. OANDA fxTrade margin rules vary based on the regulatory requirements applicable to the OANDA division with which you hold your account. Please select the applicable OANDA division to learn more details about OANDA Margin Rules.

What is the minimum deposit requirement for indices trading?

There is no minimum deposit or minimum balance required to open an OANDA account for index trading. You only need make sure to have enough balance to open positions of sizes you are comfortable with including margin requirements.
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† Disclaimer:

Contracts for Difference (CFDs) or Precious Metals 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.

Palladium is not available to residents of Canada.

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