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Oanda Vs. Forex.com - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 16 2022

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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Overview

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.

Forex.com is a global broker headquartered in the U.S and part of StoneX (publicly traded company on NASDAQ) that specialises in offering CFDs based on commodities, currencies, indices, stocks, ETFs, shares, bonds and cryptocurrencies.

Best For
  • Forex traders of all levels (from beginner to advanced)
  • Traders of all levels (beginner to advanced) looking for competitive pricing
  • Trades of all levels looking for a great platform variety
  • High volume traders looking for ECN or DMA accounts offering deep liquidity for large trades
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

7

Other Licenses

1

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CFTC (U.S)
  • NFA (U.S)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • BVI (British Virgin Islands)
  • FINRA (United States)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
The Good
  • High trustworthiness, regulated by the best regulators in the world
  • Fast, simple and professional trading platforms
  • Competitive spreads in their currency pairs
  • Great platform offering (Proprietary, TradingView, MetaTrader 4 & 5)
  • Excellent asset offering (more than 5,000+ instruments)
  • Competitive spreads in some of their assets
The Bad
  • Extremely limited offering of assets (104)
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
  • Despite presenting a great customisable platform, it still feels messy and not intuitive to use
  • Commissions are expensive when compared to similar competitors 
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 day minimum (may take longer) 1 Day
📋 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.

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

  • 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.

📍 Year Founded
1996 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £, - 0. $100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - USD, EUR, GBP, SGD, CHF, JPY, AUD, CAD, HKD. 6 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, CHF.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes Yes
❌ Restricted Countries
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. None
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

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

📙 Stocks
N/A 4,500+
📘 Currency Pairs
68 93
📗 Commodities
13 35
📕 Indices
16 24
📔 ETFs
N/A 700+
💸 Cryptocurrencies
4 5
📒 Bonds
6 14
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

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.

All of Forex.com’s assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
N/A Varies per share (eg: 0.3 AMZN shares)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A Varies per ETF (eg: 5 contracts of XLK)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies per Cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
1 unit of any currency pair (Eg: 1 Euro, 1 Usd, 1 GBP, etc) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold) Varies per commodity (eg: 1 contract of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 unit of any Bond contract Varies per Bond (eg: 1 contract of Euro Bobl)
📈 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 1:100 Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 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
Yes No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
Yes, $10 after 1 year of inactivity

Yes, $15 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees

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.

No
💰 Commissions

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.

Yes depending on account type.

  • Standard account has no commissions
  • “Commission Account” and “DMA Account” have a flat $5 fee commission per lot round turn
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 30 Pips From 60 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 26 Pips From 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
N/A Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $100 From $120
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No Yes

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