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CMC Markets vs OANDA 2019

Is CMC Markets better than OANDA? After grading forex brokers on nearly 100 different variables, CMC Markets is better than OANDA. Through its offices regulated in major global financial centers, CMC Markets offers traders a wide range of offerings with excellent pricing and its Next Generation trading platform, which is packed with innovative trading tools and charting.
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 CMC Markets OANDA
Overall 4.5 4
CMC Markets Review OANDA Review
75% of retail CFD accounts lose money 77% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Regulation

Feature CMC Markets OANDA
Trust Score 98 84
Year Founded
1989 1996
Publicly Traded (Listed)
Yes No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
4 6
Tier-2 Licenses
1 0
Tier-3 Licenses
0 0
Authorised in the European Union
Yes Yes

Tier-1 Licenses

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

Investments

Feature CMC Markets OANDA
Forex: Spot Trading
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes
Currency Pairs (Total Forex pairs)
180 71
CFDs - Total Offered
9848 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 CMC Markets OANDA
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
0.744 (as of Sep 18) 1.4 (as of Q3 2018)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
0.744 (as of Sep 18) 1.4 (as of Oct 19)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
Yes Yes
Commissions & Fees 5 4
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Funding

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

Trading Platforms

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

Trading Tools

Feature CMC Markets OANDA
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
8 7
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
79 51
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
24 31
Charting - Trade From Chart
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes Yes
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 4.5 4
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Mobile Trading

Feature CMC 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
Yes No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
23 30
Charting - Draw Trend Lines
Yes Yes
Charting - Trend Lines Moveable
Yes Yes
Charting - Multiple Time Frames
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes Yes
Forex Calendar
Yes Yes
Mobile Trading 4 3.5
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Research

Feature CMC 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
Yes Yes
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
Research 4.5 4.5
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Education

Feature CMC 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 3.5
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Major Forex Pairs

Feature CMC 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 CMC Markets OANDA
CMC Markets Review OANDA Review
Overall 4.5 4
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Our ForexBrokers.com team spent several months and hundreds of hours assessing 28 different forex broker accounts for trading FX. In total, over 2,200 data points were collected. For this review, we will compare CMC Markets vs OANDA.

To start this comparison, first, we will take a look at the fees charged for trading forex. It's important to note this is no easy task. Not every broker shares their average spreads, spreads can be fixed or variable (floating), execution policies differ, and brokers can act as market makers (dealers) or act as agents for execution. To simplify things, we analyzed everything for you and provide a single star rating for cost. CMC Markets is a better option with a 5.00 star rating over OANDA's 4.00 star rating.

Cost aside, we can now turn our focus to regulation alongside currency availability. For regulation, it's very important to select a broker you can trust with your money. CMC Markets and OANDA both are regulated in a major hub. CMC Markets is a publicly traded company, OANDA isn't. How many currency pairs are available to trade? OANDA trails CMC Markets by 112 total currency pairs (for example, EUR/USD), with CMC Markets offering 183 and OANDA offering 71.

To round out our comparison, let's look at the popular tools and features forex traders prefer. For platforms, some FX traders prefer MetaTrader. OANDA has Meta Trader, CMC Markets doesn't. Within the trading platform, charting should be robust, so we counted the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available. OANDA offers its clients access to 31 charting tools while CMC Markets has 24 charting tools, a difference of 7. CMC Markets boasts an offering of 81 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to OANDA's 51 available indicators.

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Trading CFDs, FX, and cryptocurrencies involves a high degree of risk. All providers have a percentage of retail investor accounts that lose money when trading CFDs with their company. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money and whether you understand how CFDs, FX, and cryptocurrencies work. All data was obtained from a published web site as of 02/18/2019 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. The ForexBrokers.com staff is constantly working with its online broker representatives to obtain the latest data. If you believe any data listed above is inaccurate, please contact us using the link at the bottom of this page.

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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