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73% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

IG Vs. Oanda - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 2022

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73% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

IG is a global broker established in 1974 that holds 10 reputable financial licenses and provides CFD trading on stocks, commodities, ETFs, indices, cryptocurrencies, bonds, futures, options along with real stocks through their share dealing account.

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 traders looking to exploit their customisable platform and broad asset offering
  • High volume traders that can offset their commission costs by trading in larger volumes
  • Forex traders of all levels (from beginner to advanced)
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

7

Other Licenses

1

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

7

Other Licenses

1

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • NFA (United States)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CFTC (U.S)
  • NFA (U.S)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • BVI (British Virgin Islands)
The Good
  • Broad platform offering with high customisability and integrated news feeds
  • Comprehensive asset offering with more than 10,000 + CFDs or real stocks and ETFs
  • High trustworthiness, regulated by the best regulators in the world
  • Fast, simple and professional trading platforms
  • Competitive spreads in their currency pairs
The Bad
  • There are too many small costs such as custody, in-and-out-commissions in some cases, management fees, etc
  • Their standard contracts can be too large some times for low volume traders
  • 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
1974 1996
💳 Minimum Deposit

0 for Bank Transfers, 300 € for Paypal and Debit / Credit cards.

$, €, £, - 0.
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - AUD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, USD. 9 - USD, EUR, GBP, SGD, CHF, JPY, AUD, CAD, HKD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes (excluding CFDs) Yes
❌ Restricted Countries
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
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies indices and bonds.

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

📙 Stocks

10,000+ CFDs / Offering from 8 exchanges worldwide for real stocks

N/A
📘 Currency Pairs
210 68
📗 Commodities
37 13
📕 Indices
76 16
📔 ETFs
2,000 + both CFDs and real ETFs N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
15 4
📒 Bonds
19 6
📓 Options
Availability only for select countries. N/A
📗 Futures

Several contracts in commodities and indices with various expiration dates.

N/A
📝 Notes:

IG provides both CFD trading and real equity. US traders cannot trade 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
1 Share N/A
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size

0.01 Contracts (IG Provides a standard contract containing a particular quantity of an asset, for example, ADA’s contract has 100 ADA coins)

Varies by crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size

1 Contract (IG Provides a standard contract containing a particular quantity of an asset, for example, 1 EUR / USD standard contract has 10,000 units)

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
Varies per option (usually 1 contract) 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 24 months of inactivity, IG charges an $18 monthly 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, they charge depending on the client’s account base currency and exchange location of the shares being traded. For example, for some clients US shares can have a minimum charge of $10 in-and-out.

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 0.9 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 150 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 26 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.03 N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From 0 Pips N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $140 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

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