CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

73.5% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.

You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Platforms Overview

4 ways to trade. One award-winning* platform, plus MT4

Choose between our fully customisable OANDA Trade web-based and desktop platforms or apps for mobiles and tablets. You can also speculate on the forex markets using MT4.

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OANDA Trade web

Awarded the World's Best Retail FX Platform (FX-Week e-FX Awards 2018), our OANDA Trade browser-based platform offers exceptional execution, advanced charting, trader analysis and more.

OANDA Trade | Web

Identify potential trading opportunities on a powerful and intuitive web platform.

Platform technology lies at the core of what we do. Check out the features of our browser-based trading platform.

Technical analysis tools

Create and validate your trade ideas and strategies. Make better trading decisions with indicators, overlays and tools.

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Trade performance analytics

Our tool is designed to help you better understand your post trade performance and trading behaviour. Use our trade journal to maintain trading discipline, manage risk and build your confidence.

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Personalise layouts

Personalise the platform based on your individual trading preferences. Create multiple trading profiles and set up trade defaults. Drag windows out onto multiple screens to set up your own dealing desk.

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Technical analysis tools

Create and validate your trade ideas and strategies. Make better trading decisions with indicators, overlays and tools.

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Platforms Trading Performance

Trade performance analytics

Our tool is designed to help you better understand your post trade performance and trading behaviour. Use our trade journal to maintain trading discipline, manage risk and build your confidence.

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Personalise layouts

Personalise the platform based on your individual trading preferences. Create multiple trading profiles and set up trade defaults. Drag windows out onto multiple screens to set up your own dealing desk.

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Risk management

Manage your trading risks with our suite of risk management orders, such as stop-loss orders. Minimise risks when trading the financial markets.

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Trade directly through charts

Our advanced charting functionality (powered by TradingView) enables you to react to fast moving prices directly from your charts. Open and close trades from charts, add risk management orders and more.

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Market data coverage

Check out major currency movers using our currency strength heat map. We also offer up-to-date market news and insights from leading news providers such as Dow Jones FX Select, 4CAST and OANDA News and Information.

OANDA Trade desktop

Our improved desktop trading platform offers an intuitive interface and is easy to use and navigate, offering exceptional execution with no requotes**.

OANDA Trade | Desktop

Our desktop platform offers a fully customisable trading interface

Get access to professional functionality, including leading-edge indicators and professional drawing tools.

One-click trading

Open and close positions with a single tap. View a snapshot of pending orders and current positions with innovative trading tools. Also available on our mobile and tablet apps.

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Innovative trader analytics tools

Identify your trading strengths and weaknesses using behaviour patterns. Unbiased technical analysis based on your past six months’ statistics, plus automated alerts. Available on live accounts only.

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Platforms Click Trading

One-click trading

Open and close positions with a single tap. View a snapshot of pending orders and current positions with innovative trading tools. Also available on our mobile and tablet apps.

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Platforms Innovative Trader

Innovative trader analytics tools

Identify your trading strengths and weaknesses using behaviour patterns. Unbiased technical analysis based on your past six months’ statistics, plus automated alerts. Available on live accounts only.

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Market data coverage

Access up-to-the-minute news and market analysis. We also offer an economic calendar to help you identify potential trading opportunities.

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Fully automated trading

All trade requests are automatically processed, with no manual intervention. Any price slippage is as a result of market movement, with orders being filled at the prevailing price when your trade request is received at our server.

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Risk management orders

We offer a suite of risk management orders, including stop-loss orders. Protect your trades against unexpected price swings, especially during volatile market periods.

OANDA Trade mobile and tablet app

Access our full range of instruments using our native apps for Android, iPhone and tablet devices. Our apps offer the same functionality as our browser-based platform, meaning you have more control of your trades even when you're on the move.

OANDA Trade | Mobile and Tablet App

Download our award-winning* apps and access the markets at any time and from wherever you are.

Personalise to suit your trading style. Utilise your iPad to view full-screen charts, or configure your screen to add as many charts as you wish. You can also receive price notifications on your mobile.

Customisable interface

Establish your personal set of default parameters, including units traded, risk and profitability levels for pending orders, and favourite CFD or spread betting instruments.

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Charting

Enter, modify and close orders faster via our mobile chart trading functionality for iOS and Android.

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Market news and data

Up-to-the-minute news and market analyst commentary.

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Customisable interface

Establish your personal set of default parameters, including units traded, risk and profitability levels for pending orders, and favourite CFD or spread betting instruments.

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Charting

Enter, modify and close orders faster via our mobile chart trading functionality for iOS and Android.

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Market news and data

Up-to-the-minute news and market analyst commentary.

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Rich technical indicators

Access a suite of chart types, overlays, indicators and drawing tools. Draw trend lines, arcs and pivot points to visualise market movements.

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Alerts and trader performance analytics

You can set alerts and notifications about daily/weekly highs, significant price moves, AutoChartist technical analysis and market highlights and events.

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Device portability

OANDA Trade mobile - OS requirements: iOS: iOS 11, 12 (4.7/5 rating); Android: Android Jelly Bean and up.

MetaTrader 4

No last look or re-quotes** with customisable layouts, a range of plug-ins, an intuitive interface and more.

MT4 Platform

Take advantage of MT4 from your OANDA account

Trade across the powerful MT4 downloadable platform. No last look or re-quotes**. Customisable layouts, a range of plug-ins, an intuitive interface and more.

MetaTrader 4 custom bridge

Our custom-built bridge offers all the advantages of OANDA’s pricing and execution, combined with MT4’s charting and analysis.

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Automate your strategies

The MT4 platform supports expert advisors, including MT4 indicators. You can also build trading algorithms and backtest your trading strategies.

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Platforms MT4 Custom Bridge

MetaTrader 4 custom bridge

Our custom-built bridge offers all the advantages of OANDA’s pricing and execution, combined with MT4’s charting and analysis.

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Platforms MT4 Automate Strats

Automate your strategies

The MT4 platform supports expert advisors, including MT4 indicators. You can also build trading algorithms and backtest your trading strategies.

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Trade from charts

Trade directly from charts with nine timeframes and multiple displays, including five candles per week on the Daily NY Close Charts. Over 50 built-in indicators, including the MT4 orderbook indicator.

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MT4 plugin

Access our superior technical analysis package as a plug-in on your MT4 platform; execute trades directly from the interface: intraday market scanning, automated alerts for specified patterns, automatic chart pattern recognition and pattern quality indicators.

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OANDA MT4 mobile app

Trade with your OANDA MT4 account from anywhere you go by downloading the MT4 mobile app from the Apple app store or Google Play.

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Frequently asked questions

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What are OANDA’s hours of operation?

Our hours of operation coincide with the global financial markets. In the UK, trading is available from approximately 10pm Sunday to 10pm Friday (GMT). Please note: these times are subject to change during daylight saving time and during certain public holidays.

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What is margin trading?

Margin trading allows you to trade without depositing the full value of the trade that you wish to open. One of the benefits of margin trading is that you could potentially generate large profits relative to the amount invested. On the other hand, margin trading could also result in significant, rapid losses to your capital. You cannot, however, lose more than the funds available on your account.

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Why didn't my trade execute?

Below are the three most common reasons why your trade was not successful:

1) ‘Bid’ or ‘ask’ price did not reach your specified target

The most likely reason why your trade did not execute is because the applicable market price has not reached the price you specified. Depending on your chart settings, the chart you are viewing may not be showing the type of price applicable to your trade.

Many of the charts on our trading platform use the average price, meaning an average between the ‘bid’ and ‘ask’ prices, so they don’t take into consideration the spread. The spread is the difference between the actual buy and sell price of a financial product at any given time.

A long (buy) trade will open at the ‘ask’ and close at the ‘bid’ price. A short (sell) trade will open at the ‘bid’ and close at the ‘ask’ price. To verify the actual traded prices, you can add a ‘bid’ or ‘ask’ price overlay to the chart on our trading platform by clicking on ‘Add Study’ at the lower left of the chart and selecting the 'Price Overlay'. There you will be able to select either the high or low, ‘bid’ or ‘ask’ price overlay. This will show you the price that triggers a trade.

Note: the MT4 platform only shows the ‘bid’ price. To see the historical ‘low/high’, ‘ask/bid’, you will need to go to the OANDA trading platform and follow the steps mentioned above.

2) Insufficient funds

On your trade ticket (new order window), you can type in the size of the trade you wish to open so that you can see the margin needed to open that trade. If you are placing a market order, our platform will tell you right away if you do not have sufficient margin (available funds) to place the trade. If you are trying to place an entry order, our platform will not stop you from placing the order if you do not have the current margin (available funds) necessary but the order will fail to execute if you have not increased the available funds on your account when the pre-specified entry price is reached.

3) Take profit or stop loss was set too close to your order price

The third reason your order likely did not trigger is because your take-profit or stop-loss order was set too close to your order price. A valid take-profit and stop-loss order must be placed further away than the current spread on the financial instrument that you are trading. As the spread can increase during news events or when the market is volatile, we recommend your take-profit and stop-loss orders are set at a point further away than the maximum spread for the instrument that you are trading. Review our recent OANDA spreads to determine your take-profit and stop-loss order levels. Click on 'Maximum', located towards the right hand side of the spread chart shown below, to review recent spreads on your nominated instrument.

Recent OANDA Spread
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How do I contact OANDA to look into a trade or order?

Whenever you have questions about your trades and/ or orders, we are happy to assist. Below is information that will help you with this process.

Please submit all the relevant information about your trades and/ or orders, so that we can investigate and provide you with a detailed analysis. You can do this by clicking on and filling out the Trade enquiries form. Once it is downloaded and filled out, you can then email it back to us.

Please submit the form using the following format:

  • Email the form to frontdesk@oanda.com
  • In the subject line include: "Trade investigation" followed by the instrument involved, for example: EUR/USD, BCO/USD, UK100/GBP or XAU/USD​​​​
  • Attach the corresponding form.

To ensure accurate and speedy processing, please provide as much information as possible about your trades or orders such as those listed below:

  • Your username and account ID number (for example, 001-001-1234567-001 or MT4 account ID 7654321)
  • The trading platform used at the time such as fxTrade or MT4. Also, which medium you used to access the platforms such as desktop, mobile, web or any third-party system.
  • The ticket number or transaction ID of the trades or orders involved
  • The instrument(s) involved
  • The time and date of the transaction
  • Please describe the issue with your trades or orders
  • Screenshots of your platform regarding the trades or order
  • What remediation or assistance you would like us to provide.
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What is the average response time?

As trade inquiries vary in their complexity, so too does the time it takes to respond to these inquiries. However, you should receive a response in two to five business days.

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Can’t find what you’re looking for?

*Awarded highest overall client satisfaction two years in a row (Investment Trends US FX Report 2017 and 2018)

**OANDA does not requote orders and only rejects orders for legitimate reasons.

CFD trading

We offer CFD prices on a range of financial instruments, including indices, forex pairs, commodities, metals and bonds.

Powerful tools

Identify potential trading opportunities using the range of powerful analysis tools that are available on our trading platform.

Our pricing policy

Our pricing is sourced from a global network of liquidity providers.