SETUP AN OANDA MT4 HEDGING COMPATIBILITY SUB-ACCOUNT †
Enable this functionality on an existing legacy MT4 sub-account via the Funds Management System. You will need to close any existing open positions on your existing sub-account to enable this functionality.
Note: v20 accounts support hedging natively which replaces this functionality. MT4 Hedging Compatibility enabled accounts can only trade on the OANDA MT4 platform while using the GMT+2 Live server.
MULTIPLE LONG AND SHORT POSITIONS
OANDA’s MT4 Hedging Compatibility† product simulates the trading of multiple long and short forex and CFD positions in the same instrument (often referred to as “hedging”) over the OANDA MT4 platform. No actual hedging of exposure results from use of this product.
ACCESSING ACCOUNT INFORMATION
The OANDA MT4 platform will display hedged trades while the OANDA Trade transaction system and platform will continue to net out existing positions.
Use the OANDA fxTrade platform as the system of record, and accurate account information, such as the account balance, transaction history, finance charges, and how close the account is to triggering a margin closeout.
The OANDA MT4 platform will calculate Margin Used and Margin Available based on the longest leg of open hedged positions, enforcing maximum trade sizes based upon those margin calculations.
The OANDA Trade platform will instead use the net position for Margin Used and Margin Available, and margin closeouts will be triggered based on these calculations.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Note: these re-syncs will not actually cause your account balance of your Hedging Compatibility account to change; they will merely ensure that the MT4 platform more closely resembles fxTrade (the system of record).
If you do manage to make a trade through another platform, it could cause significant issues with your account. For instance, MT4 may interpret account closures as new positions, and pending orders, stop losses, take profits, or trailing stops may be lost.
While a best effort will be made to ensure the proper trades are reflected on MT4, the MT4 Hedging Compatibility account may still display unexpected information related to the data error and/or cause issues with EAs that the customer should review.
OANDA trading account – Opposing orders on a specific product pair (i.e. long vs short) will close existing open positions for that pair. Any unrealized profit or loss will be realized if an opposing order is placed.
MT4 platform – Opposing orders will display as new, open positions on the MT4 platform. Unlike the OANDA trading account which nets opposing orders and therefore would indicate zero open positions, the unrealized profit or loss will continue to display on the MT4 platform.
COMPETITIVE SPREADS, NO COMMISSIONS
Trade over 70 currency pairs, as well as Metals, Commodities, Bonds and Index CFDs with spreads as low as 1.2 pips on EUR/USD.
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.
Hedging capabilities not available to residents of the U.S.
The fxTrade platform, not MT4, will remain the system of record, and that it is recommended that customers reference fxTrade for accurate account information.
OANDA’s MetaTrader 4 (MT4) Hedging Compatibility product simulates the trading of multiple long and short forex and CFD positions in the same instrument over the OANDA MT4 platform. No actual hedging of exposure results from use of the Product.
The OANDA MT4 platform may display inaccurate information with regards to the actual Account Balance, Net Asset Value, and Unrealized Profit & Loss of the account. In addition, the OANDA MT4 may imply inaccurate information with regards to impending Margin Closeouts or potential Interest payments.
OANDA assumes no liability for loss attributable to forex & CFD trading activity using the MT4 hedging compatibility product.