Platforms Overview

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

Choose between our fully customizable 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, including AutoChartist.

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Trade performance analytics

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

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Personalize layouts

Personalize 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 chart layout.

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Technical analysis tools

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

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Trade performance analytics

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

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Personalize layouts

Personalize 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 chart layout.

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Risk management

Manage your trading risks with our full suite of risk management orders such as stop-loss orders. Minimize 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 searchable market news and insights from leading news providers such as Dow Jones International, 4CAST and OANDA MarketPulse.

OANDA Trade desktop

Our desktop trading platform offers an intuitive interface and is easy to use and navigate, offering exceptional execution and no re-quotes*.

OANDA Trade | Desktop

Our desktop platform offers a fully customizable 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 behavior patterns. Unbiased technical analysis based on the past six months’ stats, 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 behavior patterns. Unbiased technical analysis based on the past six months’ stats, plus automated alerts. Available on live accounts only.

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Fully automated trading

A fully automated trading platform means there's no algorithmic software designed to alter your trades. Any price slippage is a result of natural market price fluctuations, and no asymmetrical price slippage practices. Orders are filled at the market price when your order reaches our trading engine.

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World-class execution

Our online trading platform offers exceptionally fast execution, no re-quotes and tight spreads from 0.2 pips^. Speculate on fast-moving forex prices using the powerful OANDA Trade platform and MT4.

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Risk management orders

We offer a full 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 FX pairs 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 forex markets at any time and from wherever you are.

Personalize to suit your trading style. Utilize your iPad to view full-screen charts, or configure your screen to add as many charts as you wish. You can also get notifications and price signals on your mobile.

Customizable interface

Establish your personal set of default parameters, including units traded, risk and profitability levels for pending orders, bounds in pips or percentage price, and favorite forex pair.

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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

Customizable interface

Establish your personal set of default parameters, including units traded, risk and profitability levels for pending orders, bounds in pips or percentage price, and favorite forex pair.

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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 visualize market movements without losing sight of your trading order in relation to current price movements.

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No dealer intervention

Live, real-time prices on major, minor and exotic FX pairs. No algorithmic software designed to push trades to the broker’s favor. Trade flexible lot sizes with tight spreads supporting multiple sub-accounts. No added commissions (except core pricing plus commission models), minimum deposit or minimum trade size. Multilingual 24/5 customer support during market hours.

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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 re-quotes*, with customizable 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 re-quotes. Customizable 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 US, trading is available from approximately 5 p.m. Sunday to 5 p.m. Friday (New York time). Please note: these times are subject to change during daylight savings time.

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What is margin trading?

Margin trading allows you to leverage the funds in your account to potentially generate larger profits by depositing just a fraction of the full value of your trade. This means that you can enter into positions larger than your account balance. The downside, however, is that you can also potentially incur significant losses if the trade moves against you.

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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 in order to 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 was set too close to your order price. A valid take profit and stop loss must be placed farther away than the current spread on the financial instrument that you are trading. As spread is dynamic and can increase during news events or volatile market hours, we recommend your take profit and stop loss to always be set at a range farther away than the maximum spread for any instrument. Review our recent OANDA spreads to determine your take profit and stop loss levels. Be sure to click on 'Maximum', located on the top-right corner of the spread chart (please see below).

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?

*OANDA does not re-quote orders that are executed at the valid market price when the request is received at our server.

^Spreads from 0.2 pips available on our core pricing account where clients can enjoy low spreads with a commission.

Globally recognized forex broker

Trade over 70 forex pairs using a range of trading platforms, including OANDA Trade and MT4.

Powerful partner tools and APIs

Identify potential trading opportunities using our powerful analysis tools and partner APIs.

Transparent pricing models

We offer 2 clear pricing models: core pricing plus commission or spreads-only pricing.