TRADING CONCEPTS MADE EASIER
New to OANDA, or to trading? These educational resources are designed for you to choose your own path. Learn how to get started with your OANDA trading account, and move on to learning trading fundamentals to place and manage your CFD, or forex orders.
GETTING STARTED WITH OANDA
Check all the information about our customizable trading platforms to set up your trading preferences and start practicing on your demo account.SEE MORE
LEARN HOW TO TRADE
All set up? Explore these trading fundamentals to prepare your trading strategy.
Learn the essential basics before you start trading on your live account.LEARN MORE
Choose the appropriate order type for the market conditions of the moment.LEARN MORE
PRICE CHARTS AND PATTERNS
Learn to identify and understand price charts to spot market trends due to volatility.LEARN MORE
WATCH THE VIDEO
Customize the fxTrade desktop platform.
Learn how to place a trade on the OANDA desktop fxTrade platform.
Open a demo account to fine tune your trade strategiesTry a demo account
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Trading involves significant risk of loss
New to trading or to OANDA? Learn the basics here.
TOOLS AND STRATEGIES
Develop your trading strategy and learn to use trading tools for market analysis.
Learn to apply risk management tools to preserve your capital.
BASICS OF TRADING
Learn the skills necessary to open, modify and close trades, and the basic features of our trading platform.
TECHNICAL AND FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS
A trading strategy can offer benefits such as consistency of positive outcomes, and error minimization. An optimal trading strategy reflects the trader’s objective and personal approach.
Fundamental traders watch interest rates, employment reports, and other economic indicators trying to forecast market trends.
Technical analysts track historical prices, and traded volumes in an attempt to identify market trends. They rely on graphs and charts to plot this information and identify repeating patterns as a means to signal future buy and sell opportunities.
PROTECT YOUR CAPITAL INVESTMENT
Leveraged trading involves high risk since losses can exceed the original investment. A capital management plan is vital to the success and survival of traders with all levels of experience.
Learn risk management concepts to preserve your capital and minimize your risk exposure. Seek to understand how leveraged trading can generate larger profits or larger losses and how multiple open trades can increase your risk of an automatic margin closeout.
This page is for general information purposes only: examples are not investment advice or an inducement to trade. Past history is not an indication of future performance.
Execution speed and numbers are based on the median round trip latency from receipt to response for all Market Order and Trade Close requests executed between January 1st and May 1st 2019 on the OANDA execution platform.
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.