Are you new to forex and CFD trading? Or are you an experienced trader who needs to test your strategies under real market conditions? Use any one of OANDA’s award-winning trading platforms, desktop, MT4, or mobile apps, with your free demo account.


Get unlimited, free access to your demo forex or CFD trading account and test trading strategies under real market conditions. Reset or adjust your 100,000-unit starting balance or profit/loss at any time, change your leverage, and use flexible trade sizes to test your comfort level.

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Experience real-time rates across forex, as well as Gold and Silver crosses. Access commodities such as Brent Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Wheat; global stock market indices for countries like Germany, Australia, and the US; and bonds such as U.S. Treasury Bonds and Euro-Bund futures with CFDs.

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Get everything you’d expect from a desktop trading platform, including real-time charting and analysis tools, on your smartphone or tablet. Trade anywhere, anytime with OANDA’s Mobile trading app.

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Our easy-to-use yet powerful desktop trading platform gives you access to professional forex trading functionality. Trade directly from OANDA’s advanced charts while referencing an extensive list of leading edge indicators and drawing tools.

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NOTE: To use the Desktop Trading Platform for Windows, simply place the downloaded file on your desktop.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the technical requirements for OANDA’s Desktop trading platform (Both Demo & Trade)?

OANDA’s Desktop trading platform is available for Download on a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer.
In addition, the OANDA Desktop trading platform can be launched in your web browser using either Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. Check the OANDA Technical Requirements to see all the details.
If you encounter problems running OANDA's Desktop trading platform in one of those web browsers, or are unable to launch the downloadable version, please run our Java Test to make sure your system has the minimum requirements. It is recommended that you install the latest version of Java that Oracle offers. Verify you have the latest version of Java.

Do I need an OANDA trading account to sign in and trade forex and CFDs on the Demo platform?

You will need an OANDA Demo account to access the Demo version of the OANDA platform. Demo trading accounts are free and can be opened in minutes. Open a free demo account.

How do I download OANDA’s Demo trading platform?

A Demo version of the OANDA Desktop platform is available for Download on a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer.

I am trying to launch the OANDA Demo trading platform in my web browser and it will not load. What should I do?

To launch the OANDA fxTrade platform (Both Demo & Trade) in your web browser, use either Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer web browser. If the issue persists, please follow our troubleshooting instructions.

The Sign In page says "Incorrect username or password." what should I do?

Confirm you are entering your username and passwords correctly as both are case-sensitive. To sign in into your Live OANDA Desktop trading account please make sure you are selecting the "fxTrade" tab above the username field before signing in. In case you are signing into your Demo OANDA Desktop trading account please make sure you are on the "fxTrade Practice" tab.
Also keep in mind that OANDA Trade and Demo accounts are not linked, therefore your usernames and passwords may be different. If you are still unable to sign in to your account, click "Forgot your password?" just above the password entry field to reset your password. If the issue persists, or you are unable to reset your password or to sign in please contact us through Live Chat so we can assist you.

How do I place a forex or CFD trade?

1) Sign in to your OANDA trading account.
2) Open the Order window. Click on the forex or CFD instrument you would like to trade in your Rates List or Panel.
3) Make sure the correct order tab is selected. Select whether you would like to open a Market Order or Entry Order
4) Click Buy or Sell. Buy if you think the forex or CFD instrument may go up in value; sell if you think it may go down. Buy and sell rates are different because of the broker’s spread, which varies by time of day and market events.
5) Verify the forex or CFD instrument. Select another currency pair, precious metal, commodity, stock index, or bond CFD from the list if you want to trade another instrument.
6) Type the number of units you want to trade.
7) Add a Take Profit, Stop Loss, Trailing Stop, or Bound to your trade (Optional)
8) Click Submit.

Where can I learn how to trade currency pairs, precious metals, commodity, stock index, and bond CFDs?

If you are new to online trading, we encourage you to learn the basics of the forex and CFD markets and trading with our Introduction to Currency Trading

Where do I find OANDA’s registration forms, legal and trading documentation?

OANDA’s registration forms, legal and trading documentation vary based on the OANDA division with which you hold your account. Please check the relevant Legal & Regulatory Documentation section for more details.

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† Disclaimer:

98% of trades executed by OANDA globally in 0.05669999 seconds August 2014 – August 2015. Data consists of all customer trades excluding trades triggered by pending orders such as take profit and stop loss 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.