Get access to professional functionality like leading edge indicators and drawing tools while trading CFDs† and forex on OANDA’s Desktop platform

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Download OANDA’s award winning Desktop platform 1 to access OANDA’s highly competitive spreads and exceptional execution speeds from an intuitive trading interface. All of your trades are executed with no last look, rejections, or re-quotes.



Analyze trends using a wide variety of leading edge indicators and drawing tools. Place, monitor, and close trades, including limit and stop orders, directly from OANDA’s Advanced Charts.

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Build your own, personal trading hub using preferences to cater the OANDA Desktop platform to your unique needs and strategies. Access a breadth of trading tools right from your platform.

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Access up-to-the-minute market news and insights from leading news providers such as Dow Jones International, 4CAST, and OANDA Marketpulse, free with your Live OANDA Account.

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Get access to CFD and forex market sentiment and view a snapshot of pending orders and current positions with innovative trading tools.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an OANDA trading account to sign in and trade forex and CFDs on the desktop platform?

You will need a Live or Demo trading account to access the OANDA Desktop trading platform. Launch the desktop platform from the downloadable shortcut to sign in, or open a trading account and then download the desktop platform to start trading.

I would like to launch the OANDA Desktop platform in my web browser. What should I do?

The OANDA Desktop platform is no longer available to be launched within web browsers. You can either download the Desktop platform (see above) or use the OANDA Web platform.

What happens when I choose "Remember username"?

Your username will be saved and auto populated the next time you sign in to OANDA’s Desktop trading platform. However, you will still need to enter your password each time you want to access the OANDA trading platform.

Can I add more forex or CFD instruments to my Rates Panel?

To adjust the list of currency pairs or CFD instruments that appear in your Rates Panel, go to the “Rates” tab in your “User Preferences” and add or remove the applicable instruments, including currency pairs, precious metals, commodities, stock indices, and bond CFDs, you would like to trade.

How do I set up user preferences in OANDA’s Desktop trading platform?

To customize OANDA’s Desktop trading platform, click on the ‘Tools’ dropdown at the top of the platform and select ‘User Preferences’. From there you can customize the platform. For more details, visit the OANDA Help Portal.

What are the deposit options to fund my OANDA account?

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 are OANDA’s margin rules?

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

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

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

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.

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Leveraged trading in foreign currency contracts or other off-exchange products on margin carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for everyone. We advise you to carefully consider whether trading is appropriate for you in light of your personal circumstances. You may lose more than you invest (except for OANDA Europe Ltd customers who have negative balance protection). Information on this website is general in nature. We recommend that you seek independent financial advice and ensure you fully understand the risks involved before trading. Trading through an online platform carries additional risks. Refer to our legal section here.

Financial spread betting is only available to OANDA Europe Ltd customers who reside in the UK or Republic of Ireland. CFDs, MT4 hedging capabilities and leverage ratios exceeding 50:1 are not available to US residents. The information on this site is not directed at residents of countries where its distribution, or use by any person, would be contrary to local law or regulation.

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