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80% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

ActivTrades Vs. Oanda - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 2022

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80% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

ActivTrades is a global broker founded in Switzerland in 2001 that specialises in providing CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies along with their own proprietary platform and MT4 & 5.

Oanda is an international Forex broker founded in 1996 with headquarters in the United States. Oanda specialises exclusively in currency trading solutions for all trader levels. Their greatest selling points are their strong regulatory framework and robust proprietary platforms.

Best For
  • Beginner and intermediate traders looking for a simple and powerful platform
  • Experienced currency traders looking to exploit the tight spreads
  • CFD traders looking for an de-leveraged option to trade
  • Forex traders of all levels (from beginner to advanced)
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

1

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Regulation

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Other Licenses

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
  • CSSF (Luxembourg)
  • CFTC (U.S)
  • NFA (U.S)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • BVI (British Virgin Islands)
The Good
  • Great and intuitive proprietary platform
  • MT4 and MT5 offered
  • Low currency spreads
  • High trustworthiness, regulated by the best regulators in the world
  • Fast, simple and professional trading platforms
  • Competitive spreads in their currency pairs
The Bad
  • Asset offering is small when compared to similar competitors
  • Commissions are charged
  • Cryptocurrency trading is disabled during weekends
  • Extremely limited offering of assets (104)
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day 1 day minimum (may take longer)
📋 Documents Required
  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

*There is no document verification needed for gross account deposits below US$9,000.

📍 Year Founded
2001 1996
💳 Minimum Deposit
$500 $, €, £, - 0.
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - EUR, USD, CHF, GBP. 9 - USD, EUR, GBP, SGD, CHF, JPY, AUD, CAD, HKD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. AF, AL, BS, BB, BW, BF, BI, KH, KY, CF, TD, CD, CG, CU, ER, ET, GH, IR, IQ, JM, KP, LY, MU, MN, MA, MM, NI, NG, PK, PS, PA, SN, SL, SO, SS, SD, SY, TT, TN, UG, VU, YE, ZW.
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

CFDs on stocks, indices, currencies, commodities, ETFs and cryptocurrencies.

CFDs on currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies, indices and bonds.

📙 Stocks
1,000+ N/A
📘 Currency Pairs
50 68
📗 Commodities
16 13
📕 Indices
30 16
📔 ETFs
500+ N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
11 4
📒 Bonds
N/A 6
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

All of ActivTrades’s assets are CFDs.

All Oanda's assets are CFDs. In the case of commodities, they only have 13, but each commodity has various trading pairs against several different currencies, eg: GOLD/EUR, GOLD/CHF, etc.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share (Fractional share trading allowed) N/A
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies per ETF (Fractional ETF trading allowed) N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Varies by crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) 1 unit of any currency pair (Eg: 1 Euro, 1 Usd, 1 GBP, etc)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A 1 unit of any Bond contract
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:400 Up to 1:100
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

Yes, $10 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

Yes, $10 after 1 year of inactivity
💰 Deposit Fees

Yes depending on method:

  • Credit and Debit cards have a 1.5% fee
No
💰 Withdrawal Fees

Yes, only for bank transfer withdrawals (9 GBP each)

Credit and Debit cards are free, when it comes to Bank transfer depends on the account's base currency (eg: the first withdrawal costs $, €, £ 20 and any subsequent ones 35). In the case of SGD, there are no fees.

💰 Commissions

Yes depending on asset:

  • For European shares (excluding London) there are fees of 0.05% of the transaction value (minimum 1€) or 0.01% of the transaction value (minimum 5€)
  • For London shares there are commissions of 0.10% of transaction value (minimum 1£)
  • For New york and other international shares there are commissions of $0.02 per share (minimum $1)

Along specific commissions per asset there can be market data fees such as 1€ monthly for New york exchanges or others.

No, but they do charge currency conversion fees. If your account base currency is GBP and you trade the EUR/USD pair, you'll be paying a conversion fee.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0.5 Pips to 0.91 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
From 23 Pips to 50 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 98 Pips Dynamic - From 26 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📉 BTC
From $55 to $91 Dynamic - From $100
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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