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78.3% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

CMC Markets Vs. Oanda - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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78% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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78.3% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

CMC Markets is a global broker headquartered in the U.K that holds 6 high value financial licenses and offers CFD trading on stocks, etfs, commodities, currencies, bonds and cryptocurrencies.

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
  • Professional high volume traders looking to offset the cost of commissions through larger trades
  • Intermediate and professional traders looking for a professional custom platform with customisable layouts
  • Forex traders of all levels (from beginner to advanced)
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

5

Other Licenses

0

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

7

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • CFTC (U.S)
  • NFA (U.S)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • BVI (British Virgin Islands)
The Good
  • Comprehensive asset offering with more than 12,000+ tradable assets and the possibility to add data connections to exchanges to add more
  • Powerful professional platform with customisable layouts and integrated reuters feed
  • High trustworthiness, regulated by the best regulators in the world
  • Fast, simple and professional trading platforms
  • Competitive spreads in their currency pairs
The Bad
  • High commissions on stocks and ETFs
  • Platform is not beginner friendly
  • Extremely limited offering of assets (104)
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
Status
Operational Operational
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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
1989 1996
💳 Minimum Deposit
0 $, €, £, - 0.
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - AUD, GBP, CAD, EUR, NZD, NOK, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD. 9 - USD, EUR, GBP, SGD, CHF, JPY, AUD, CAD, HKD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes
❌ Restricted Countries
US, JP, SY, ZA, 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
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

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

📙 Stocks
10,169 N/A
📘 Currency Pairs
330+ 68
📗 Commodities
124 13
📕 Indices
95 16
📔 ETFs
1084 N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
18 (Not available in the U.K) 4
📒 Bonds
55 6
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures

CFDs on commodities futures contracts with various expiration dates.

N/A
📝 Notes:
N/A

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
1 Share N/A
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC) 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 Contract Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Contract 1 unit of any Bond contract
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
1 Contract N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:100
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

After 12 months of inactivity, CMC Markets charges a £10 inactivity fee.

Yes, $10 after 1 year of inactivity
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No

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 and they vary per share exchange location. For U.S shares, there is a minimum $10 in-and-out commission. 

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
Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 30 Pips Dynamic - From 26 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📉 BTC
N/A Dynamic - From $100
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No