Review Score
Customer service
Live Spreads


Minimum deposit ($)
Accepting US clients?
Swap free accounts
Segregated accounts
Interest on margin
Managed accounts
Accounts for money managers (MAM, PAMM)
One click trading
OCO orders
Trading over the phone
Hedging allowed
Trailing stops
Mobile trading
Scalping allowed
Demo Accounts
Web based trading
Minimum lot size
Maximum lot size
Broker type
Market Maker
Maximal leverage (1:?)
Toll Free # per region (# will be routed to the active CX desk globally) -Toll free in Canada and the United States: 1 877 626 3239 -United States: 212-252-2129
1 212 208 4356 or 1 877 264 2220
Phone, Chat, Email, FAX
140 Broadway, 46th Floor New York, NY 10005, USA
Trading Platforms
FXTrade, MetaTrader 4, Oanda
Funding/Withdrawal methods
Wire Transfer, Debit Card
Account Currency
English, Spanish, Chinese
United States
International offices
Canada, Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom
Trading platform(s) timezone
(GMT -4:00) Atlantic Time (Canada), La Paz, Santiago, Georgetown
Other trading instruments
Cryptocurrency, Forex
Oanda User Reviews
Member Since Jul 16, 2015   2 posts
Aug 29, 2018 at 13:58
What's going on?
Error while executing the order: there is no price, and in the terminal in the Subject: Trade window Could not be executed due to the absence of new positions authorized to the account (transferred account).
For 2 weeks there is no access to the terminal. Online service is not available. What do colleagues say?
Member Since Jan 22, 2011   10 posts
Mar 05, 2017 at 18:13
I fecently was able to open a new ac with this broker , and am very satisfyed now , they are now able to open ac for Canadian
 good spread and very good execution ,and I like that we can withdraw to our credit card directly from our ac , deposit same almost instant ,
so yes am happy to trade with Oanda , plus I know I will get my money back any times no questions ask

Member Since Apr 10, 2016   10 posts
May 30, 2016 at 14:07
i have a ping about 157 ms , middle east area. server GMT+2, LIVE
Member Since Jul 18, 2015   2 posts
May 30, 2016 at 06:58
No server MT4 (with hedge) in Asia, Ping arround 300 ms, 90% requote, spread crazy, stay out from this broker.
Member Since Apr 10, 2016   10 posts
May 10, 2016 at 06:51
trading with them 2 months

after year i will post my conclusion
Member Since Feb 18, 2014   13 posts
Feb 28, 2016 at 07:26
I've been trading with Oanda on and off for at least 4 years (I even had a managed account with them for 2 years). I've seen them evolve but they are still not a 'real' broker to me. The reality is they have some type of 'internal' market (i.e. a marker maker). I say that because their spreads bars are regularly off by 1-2 pips (compared to the rest of the 'real' market). Also from time to time you'll notice huge differences between their bars and the 'real' market. I left them after noticing a 20+ pip spike that was on Oanda but not on any other broker. That confirmed to me that they weren't worth trading with.

They have many advantages but in general it's a broker for new traders/novices. If they ever have a true ECN they'd be top 5 for sure though.
Member Since Nov 11, 2014   9 posts
Feb 12, 2016 at 11:45
The best broker for me, trading more than 4 years without any problem, but i preffer leverage in Metals.

Open one account here, as fast as possible!
Member Since Mar 02, 2010   3 posts
Dec 08, 2015 at 08:02
I never heard of them kicking anyone out. I love Oanda. Been with them since 2001.
Member Since May 24, 2015   4 posts
Dec 06, 2015 at 08:25
I've been with OANDA since 2009. I did a ton of research before deciding to go with them. I would choose them again today. Once you're approved, depositing and withdrawing money is easy. So long as you only do the transactions with checks!


• Their fxTrade java platform is extremely good. The best I've tested, and I've tested most. They also offer MT4, but if you're going to trade manually, MT4 isn't as good as fxTrade.

• They are honest. Last week I had 2 really close calls (exits scored at 100 here on MyFXBook). I wouldn’t have been surprised if OANDA had denied me my exit orders. Simply increasing their spreads just a hair would have blocked me from hitting them. But they didn't do that. They let me out at exactly the point of a major reversal. Both of those would have really hurt if I missed them.


• As other people say, the slippage is real. To get around this, I avoid market executions, and do only limit orders. Even if it forces me to set a limit order that will be triggered in 1 second.

• They have ridiculously high spreads during periods of low liquidity (when I probably shouldn’t be trading anyway). But if you pay attention, you can use the spread information to anticipate 'black swan' market events. Unusually high spreads during peak trading times, when there is no big news pending = danger. Or opportunity, depending on how you trade.

• Their mobile platform is pretty stripped down. At the current rate of updates, it won't be truly usable for about 2 years. Right now, it's only good for checking on trades and making minor adjustments to existing trades. Having said that, it's better than all the other mobile platforms I've tested.

Other Interesting Notes:

• Years ago, I used to read chatter that OANDA will close your account if you become too profitable. In anticipation of this, I've been evaluating ECN's. Unfortunately, their fxTrade platform is so good, I can't find another broker with a platform I like enough to make the switch. Even if switching means netting a little more money from better spreads + commissions.

• But now I think something else is happening at OANDA. From my experience, it appears once you reach a consistent level of performance, they 'flag' you. Before you're 'flagged', I believe you're trading in what is essentially a bucket shop, so executions are really good. No slippage. After you're 'flagged', executions become slower. By about 3/10ths of a second. With slippage equally for and against me. This makes me think they've started processing my trades directly to the market — acting more like an ECN vs a bucket shop — so they can protect themselves from losing money on me.

• I actually view this as a good thing. Because if it's true, it removes their incentive to close my account for being too profitable. If the 3/10th second delay is to allow for filling my orders in the market — I can live with that. I would love to know if my hypothesis is really true. I guess I'll only find out if/when they eventually kick me out.

Member Since Jun 03, 2015   3 posts
Aug 31, 2015 at 15:02
Here is my review of OANDA:
> Platforms: 4.5 stars
> Pricing: 3.5 stars
> Customer Services: 5 stars
> Features such as Currency variety, API, News Services: 5 stars
<> Overall Score: 4.5 stars

Other Issues:
> FCA regulated in the UK and other countries
> Allow trading of as low as 1 unit on FXtrade Platform
> Financial Stability and one of the oldest FX brokers in existence
> OANDA is a Market Maker so there is a conflict of interests with its clients
> No swap free accounts

I am not affiliated with this broker. I just have a live account with OANDA Europe Division for about 3 months at present.
Member Since Oct 27, 2009   106 posts
Aug 07, 2015 at 23:17
Does anyone experience wide spreads all the time sometime 60-70 pips ?
best regards
Member Since Dec 04, 2014   59 posts
Feb 19, 2015 at 07:29
This broker sucks. I'm Vietnamese American based in US. I was trying to apply for real account last 3 weeks and submit all required documents to verify my account. Because I got Vietnamese name so sometimes my name appear differently on different paper. Some paper I have my full name but in some paper there is no middle name in it. After scanning all my documents for 1 week they said it is not acceptable and need more proof of identity from me. I did send them all documents that have my name on it likes driver license, utility bill, internet bill,... and wait. One more week, no answer from them. Then I tried to contact them thru live chat. The lady confirm that Oanda has already received all documents and will process soon and ask me to wait! Until today, which means one more week and I still get no reply! COntact them thru livechat and again and one more time they asked me to wait. Sorry, no thanks. I will move on to the next broker! 😡
Member Since Jun 10, 2012   36 posts
Feb 05, 2015 at 07:38
Good broker!
Since they're US based, opening an account is like pulling teeth! They need a DNA sample.
Deposits take too long ... I have never withdrawn any money yet... But it earns meager interest.
If leverage allows 500:1 & no FiFo rules apply, I'd trade my account again.

Stupid Frank-Dodd Act!
Member Since Jan 09, 2015   2 posts
Jan 11, 2015 at 08:04
I've had a real account with them for 2 years active trading only for couple months and I withdrew my funds.

1)The spread they offer is subpar and only competitive with other even greedier brokers... and even bellow average at the news release .
2)The slippage is real and 90% of the time its negative.
3)They only offer mediocre platforms.
4)Their site and client zone is uninformative and archaic.
5)They are market makers and they take opposite side of your trade all the time. Not really a big con, and if you look at their clients stats they still have one of the best winning % out of US brokers.

1)You can deposit small amounts and trade with 1 dollar unit.
2)They withdraw money at your request.
3)The reason I opened account in the 1st place was that they are one of the oldest and most reputable broker on retail fx market. But after experiencing them 1st hand I would not recommend their services.

Rating 2 out of 5
Member Since Jan 12, 2014   121 posts
Nov 05, 2014 at 07:51
Horrible experience. They don't pay out their swap rates properly. If you don't care about a company stealing your money then go ahead and trade with them. To me, those rates add up and are all figured into my trading. I will never trade with them again.
Member Since Apr 11, 2010   10 posts
Oct 28, 2014 at 19:21
To get the money back is not so easy us it should - first the credit card is not right - than bank wire is to confirm from bank - than no answer after confirmation from bank - so we await up to two weeks to move money back - guys working on there fat chairs stole us time - noting else .. Our impression is that some manager sleeping on there results and there is a lot what can improved - swaps comes not us they should to account .. anyway .. let us make a break and wait for better weather ..
Member Since Mar 02, 2014   9 posts
Oct 24, 2014 at 08:01
Our feedback as of Oct 23, 2014:

Our stop on buy order recently was triggered though the bid rate did not even go to that level. It was kiwi/swiss on Oct 3, 2014 triggered at 7490. We contacted customer service for explanation and apparently we need to be aware of the low bid and high ask rate/price to place our stop. Below are the explanation:

&quot;For your reference:
- A buy order is filled at the ask price. The take profit will be triggered at the high bid and the stop loss at the low bid price
- A sell order is filled at the bid price. The take profit will be triggered at the low ask and the stop loss at the high ask price&quot;

Our personal rating for Oanda remains.
Thank you.
Member Since Jul 09, 2014   4 posts
Oct 17, 2014 at 10:31
Best broker for FX in USA for me, but the leverage in Gold is only 1, thats why i preffer use other brokers in other countrys.
Member Since Mar 02, 2014   9 posts
Sep 04, 2014 at 06:28
We rate Oanda as follows:

Platform - 5
Now with MT available, Oanda certainly deserves a 5, on top of the fxtrade tht we personally prefer. Might not be the best tool for analysis but fxtrade is superb for execution because it calcullates all risk/reward/margin/P&L parameters for you. This certainly is a plus and helps reduce time consumption in trade execution and management.

Customer Service - 4
We spoke to CS once, they are responsive and helpful when we lost our mobile phone number for 2 factor authentication. Yes, Oanda SG at least, use two factor authentication to log in to your profile account on the website. We give 4 because we are sure there are always room for improvement in Human Performance.

Pricing - 5
As far as spread is concerned, we are yet to see better competitors as there is no minimum spread to market rate to place your pending order. In other words, if current offer on Euro is 1.32151, u can place a buy limit @ 1.32150, a mere 0.1 pips difference. Try that with other brokers if you can. Yes, there might be spike and that is understandable as they are market makers who make their own market price.

Features - 5
We simply like the Autochartis & News in the fxtrade. The news are superb for retail traders with analysis and even trades recommendation from professional providers like IFR Markets.

This is our personal view based on our experiences using Oanda as our signal accounts and they might differ from your experiences.
Member Since Sep 26, 2012   23 posts
Jun 04, 2014 at 15:04
robertstahl12 posted:
I need hedge!! if not, this broker its ok for trade.
I hedge with them with subaccounts, its a pain to keep the balance right, its not worth it. There are plenty of good brokers that allow hedging.

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