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Trading 212 vs OANDA 2019

Is OANDA better than Trading 212? After grading forex brokers on nearly 100 different variables, OANDA is better than Trading 212. As a trusted global brand, OANDA provides forex and CFD traders a limited offering of FX pairs and CFDs but stands out for its excellent charting tools and quality market research.
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 Trading 212 OANDA
Overall 3.5 4
Trading 212 Review OANDA Review
77% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Regulation

Feature Trading 212 OANDA
Trust Score 69 84
Year Founded
2004 1996
Publicly Traded (Listed)
No No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
1 6
Tier-2 Licenses
0 0
Tier-3 Licenses
0 0
Authorised in the European Union
Yes Yes

Tier-1 Licenses

Feature Trading 212 OANDA
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
No 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 Trading 212 OANDA
Forex: Spot Trading
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes
Currency Pairs (Total Forex pairs)
170 71
CFDs - Total Offered
1671 53
Cryptocurrency traded as actual
No No
Cryptocurrency traded as CFD
Yes Yes
Offering of Investments 3.5 3.5
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Cost

Feature Trading 212 OANDA
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
N/A 1.4 (as of Q3 2018)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
N/A 1.4 (as of Oct 19)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
No Yes
Commissions & Fees 3.5 4
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Funding

Feature Trading 212 OANDA
Minimum Initial Deposit
€100 $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 Trading 212 OANDA
Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No Yes
Web Platform
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
No Yes
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
No No
cTrader
No No

Trading Tools

Feature Trading 212 OANDA
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
5 7
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
41 51
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
20 31
Charting - Trade From Chart
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
No Yes
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 3.5 4
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Mobile Trading

Feature Trading 212 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
43 30
Charting - Draw Trend Lines
Yes Yes
Charting - Trend Lines Moveable
No Yes
Charting - Multiple Time Frames
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes Yes
Forex Calendar
Yes Yes
Mobile Trading 3.5 3.5
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Research

Feature Trading 212 OANDA
Daily Market Commentary
Yes Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
No Yes
Weekly Webinars
No Yes
AutoChartist
No Yes
Trading Central (Recognia)
No No
Delkos Research
No No
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
No Yes
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
Research 2 4.5
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Education

Feature Trading 212 OANDA
Has Education - Forex
No Yes
Has Education - CFDs
No No
Client Webinars
No Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
No Yes
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos
No Yes
Videos - Advanced Trading Videos
No Yes
Investor Dictionary (Glossary)
No Yes
Education 2 3.5
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Major Forex Pairs

Feature Trading 212 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 Trading 212 OANDA
Trading 212 Review OANDA Review
Overall 3.5 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 OANDA vs Trading 212.

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. OANDA's score is 4.00 stars versus Trading 212's 3.50 stars.

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. Both OANDA and Trading 212 are regulated in a major hub. OANDA nor Trading 212 are publicly traded companies. How many currency pairs are available to trade? OANDA trails Trading 212 by 99 total currency pairs (for example, EUR/USD), with Trading 212 offering 170 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 makes Meta Trader available to clients, while Trading 212 does not. Within the trading platform, charting should be robust, so we counted the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available. Trading 212 trails OANDA by 11 total charting tools, with OANDA offering 31 and Trading 212 offering 20. OANDA offers its clients access to 51 different indicators (for example, volume) while Trading 212 has 41 available indicators, a difference of 10.

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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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