Trade a range of precious metals including gold, silver and platinum as a CFD alongside your trading strategy.


Precious metals offer insights into economic health and are often viewed as a safe haven during times of economic turmoil. As market demand is not driven by any individual geography, many smart investors trade precious metals in order to diversify their portfolio and hedge their positions, even when the markets are down.

Instrument Bid Ask Spread
Instrument Bid Ask Spread

View the margin requirements of your region on our regulatory page.


Forex Order Book tool for professional forex trading

Forex Order Book

A 24-hour summary of open orders and positions held by OANDA's clients

Forex Open Positions Ration, an OANDA tool for Forex Traders

Forex Open Positions Ratio

See a breakdown of OANDA clients’ recent open positions across major pairs.

Long and Short Positions held by OANDA Clients over time

Forex Historical Position Ratio

See how long-short positions held by OANDA clients have evolved over time

Currency Strength Heatmap tool by OANDA

Currency Strength Heatmap

See where your currency ranks against other currencies traded against it


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Trading involves significant risk of loss


See Spreads on Forex Pairs


Find opportunities whatever the market volatility across major, minor and exotic FX pairs.

Trade stock indicies in forex market


Trade stock indices which are weighted averages derived from the companies listed on the exchange.

Trade commodities in forex market


Trade the world’s most popular commodities such as such as wheat, corn, crude oil and natural gas.

Trade bonds in the forex market with OANDA


Take a position on future interest rate movements while leveraging the security and stability of government treasuries.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a resident of the US and cannot see Gold and Silver on my Rate List. Why?

Precious metal trading is no longer offered to US based clients due to regulatory requirements. Please follow these instructions to see gold and silver if you are non-US based. Palladium is not available to residents of Canada.

What are the deposit options to fund my OANDA account for precious metals trading?

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.

What is the minimum deposit requirement for precious metals trading?

There is no minimum deposit or minimum balance required to open an OANDA account. You only need make sure to have enough equity to open positions of sizes you are comfortable with including margin requirements.

What are OANDA’s margin rules for precious metals trading?

The OANDA fxTrade platform supports margin trading, which means you can enter into positions larger than your account balance. OANDA fxTrade 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 fxTrade Margin Rules.

Where do I find OANDA’s registration forms, legal and trading documentation for precious metals trading?

OANDA’s registration forms, legal and trading documentation vary based on the OANDA division with which you hold your account for precious metals trading. Please check the relevant Legal & Regulatory Documentation section for more details.
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† Disclaimer:

Contracts for Difference (CFDs) or Precious Metals 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.

Palladium is not available to residents of Canada.