Frequently Asked Questions
You will need a Live or Demo trading account to access the OANDA Desktop trading platform. Launch the desktop platform from the downloadable shortcut to sign in, or open a trading account and then download the desktop platform to start trading.
The OANDA Desktop platform is no longer available to be launched within web browsers. You can either download the Desktop platform (see above) or use the OANDA Web platform.
Your username will be saved and auto populated the next time you sign in to OANDA’s Desktop trading platform. However, you will still need to enter your password each time you want to access the OANDA trading platform.
To adjust the list of currency pairs or CFD instruments that appear in your Rates Panel, go to the “Rates” tab in your “User Preferences” and add or remove the applicable instruments, including currency pairs, precious metals, commodities, stock indices, and bond CFDs, you would like to trade.
To customize OANDA’s Desktop trading platform, click on the ‘Tools’ dropdown at the top of the platform and select ‘User Preferences’. From there you can customize the platform. For more details, visit the OANDA Help Portal.
Our deposit options vary based on the OANDA division with which you hold your account. Please check the relevant Deposit Funds with OANDA section for more details.
The OANDA platform supports margin trading, which means you can enter into positions larger than your account balance. OANDA 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.
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.