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Admiral Markets vs OANDA 2020

Is Admiral Markets better than OANDA? After testing 30 of the best forex brokers over five months, Admiral Markets is better than OANDA. Forex and CFD traders choose Admiral Markets for its excellent investor education and advanced MetaTrader features, including the Supreme add-on and market research via Premium Analytics.



CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Overall Rating

Feature Admiral Markets OANDA
Overall 4 4
Admiral Markets Review OANDA Review
76% of retail CFD accounts lose money 73.5% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Regulation

Feature Admiral Markets OANDA
Trust Score 83 89
Year Founded
2001 1996
Publicly Traded (Listed)
No No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
2 6
Tier-2 Licenses
2 0
Tier-3 Licenses
0 0
Authorised in the European Union
Yes Yes

Tier-1 Licenses

Feature Admiral Markets OANDA
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
Yes Yes
IIROC Authorised (Canada)
No Yes
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong)
No No
FSA Authorised (Japan)
No Yes
MAS Authorised (Singapore)
No Yes
FINMA Authorised (Switzerland)
No No
FCA Authorised (UK)
Yes Yes
CFTC Registered (USA)
No Yes

Investments

Feature Admiral Markets OANDA
Forex: Spot Trading
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes
Currency Pairs (Total Forex pairs)
47 71
CFDs - Total Offered
3844 53
Cryptocurrency traded as actual
No No
Cryptocurrency traded as CFD
Yes Yes
Offering of Investments 4 3.5
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Cost

Feature Admiral Markets OANDA
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
0.6 (Aug 19) 1.4 (as of Q3 2018)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
0.7 (Aug 19) 1.4 (as of Oct 19)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
No Yes
Commissions & Fees 4 4
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Funding

Feature Admiral Markets OANDA
Minimum Initial Deposit
200 $0.00
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
Yes Yes
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
No No
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes No

Trading Platforms

Feature Admiral Markets OANDA
Proprietary Platform
No Yes
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes Yes
Web Platform
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
Yes Yes
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
Yes No
cTrader
No No

Trading Tools

Feature Admiral Markets OANDA
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
(Default MT4) 7
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
25 81
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
(Default MT4) 145
Charting - Trade From Chart
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes Yes
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 4 3.5
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Mobile Trading

Feature Admiral Markets OANDA
Android App
Yes Yes
Apple iOS App
Yes Yes
Trading - Forex
Yes Yes
Trading - CFDs
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watch List
Yes Yes
Watch List Syncing
No No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
30 33
Charting - Draw Trend Lines
Yes Yes
Charting - Trend Lines Moveable
Yes Yes
Charting - Multiple Time Frames
No Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
No Yes
Forex Calendar
No Yes
Mobile Trading 3.5 4
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Research

Feature Admiral Markets OANDA
Daily Market Commentary
Yes Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
Yes Yes
Weekly Webinars
Yes Yes
AutoChartist
No Yes
Trading Central (Recognia)
Yes No
Delkos Research
No No
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
No Yes
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
Research 4.5 4.5
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Education

Feature Admiral Markets OANDA
Has Education - Forex
Yes Yes
Has Education - CFDs
Yes No
Client Webinars
Yes Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes Yes
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos
Yes Yes
Videos - Advanced Trading Videos
Yes Yes
Investor Dictionary (Glossary)
Yes Yes
Education 4.5 3.5
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Major Forex Pairs

Feature Admiral Markets OANDA
GBP/USD
Yes Yes
USD/JPY
Yes Yes
EUR/USD
Yes Yes
USD/CHF
Yes Yes
USD/CAD
Yes Yes
NZD/USD
Yes Yes
AUD/USD
Yes Yes

Overall

Feature Admiral Markets OANDA
Admiral Markets Review OANDA Review
Overall 4 4
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Comparing forex brokers side by side is no easy task. For our 2020 annual forex broker review, we spent hundreds of hours assessing 30 forex and CFD brokerages to find the best forex broker. Let's compare Admiral Markets vs OANDA.

Does Admiral Markets or OANDA offer lower pricing?
Comparing the trading costs of forex and CFDs is not easy. Not every broker publishes average spreads data, and pricing structures vary. Based on our thorough annual assessment, Admiral Markets offers better pricing overall for traders.

Is Admiral Markets or OANDA safer for forex and CFDs trading?
At ForexBrokers.com, we track where each forex and CFD broker is regulated across over 20 international regulator databases. Here's our findings. OANDA holds 6 global Tier-1 licenses, while Admiral Markets holds 2. Admiral Markets holds 2 global Tier-2 licenses, while OANDA holds 0. All regulators considered, OANDA has a Trust Score of 89.00, while Admiral Markets's Trust Score is 83.00.

Which trading platform is better: Admiral Markets or OANDA?
To compare the trading platforms of both Admiral Markets and OANDA, we tested each broker's trading tools, research capabilities, and mobile apps. For trading tools, Admiral Markets offers a better experience. With research, OANDA offers superior market research. Finally, we found OANDA to provide better mobile trading apps.

What about MetaTrader and copy trading?
For forex and CFDs traders, copy trading and MetaTrader are both popular platform options. Admiral Markets and OANDA both offer copy trading. Both Admiral Markets and OANDA offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4).

How many forex pairs and CFDs are available to trade?
OANDA provides traders 71 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to Admiral Markets's 47 available pairs. Forex pairs aside, Admiral Markets offers traders access to 3844 CFDs while OANDA has 53 available CFDs, a difference of 3,791.

Overall, between Admiral Markets and OANDA, Admiral Markets is the better forex broker.

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OANDA - CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 77% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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