Oanda vs FOREX.com - 2024 Comparison | FxScouts
EditorEditor: Chris CammackUpdated: November 15, 2023

Last Updated On November 15, 2023

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Trading with a reputable online broker is a crucial factor for success in the international markets. At FxScouts, we help you find the broker that suits your trading needs.

Each year we spend thousands of hours testing brokers by opening accounts, testing their platforms, and rating them according to a set of over 200 metrics. We deposit real money with the brokers to ensure that the products and user experience they advertise are consistent with reality.

We have found that the best way for traders to choose a broker is to compare brokers side-by-side. The comparison tool below allows you to compare two brokers based on their ratings and features.

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How do FOREX.com and Oanda stack up against each other?

The Radar Chart below highlights how the brokers stack up against each other across various metrics. The highest score a broker can receive in each area is 5.



At FxScouts, we help traders find the broker that suits their trading needs. In many cases, the best way to achieve this is to compare brokers side-by-side.

To compare FOREX.com and Oanda, we used the same factors we use when reviewing brokers: The trust and regulation of the broker, the trading platform, the costs and trading conditions, and the level of education and market analysis available at the broker.

Does FOREX.com or Oanda have a better trust and regulation rating?

Trust and regulation are some of the most important factors to consider when choosing a Forex broker. Trust in the Forex trading business is almost entirely founded upon regulation. We spend many hours evaluating the safety of each broker by delving into their fine print and confirming each one of their regulatory licences on the online registers. The more top-tier authorities a broker is regulated by, the higher its trust rating.

In our comparison, we found that FOREX.com holds four Tier 1 and no Tier 2 licences, and Oanda holds four Tier 1 and no Tier 2 licences.


Is Oanda financially regulated?

Yes Oanda was founded in 1996 and is regulated by ASIC, B.V.I FSC, FCA, IIROC, MAS and FSA-Seychelles.


Is FOREX.com financially regulated?

Yes FOREX.com was founded in 2001 and is regulated by ASIC, CIMA, CySEC, FCA and MAS.


Based on these findings, Oanda earned a higher trust rating than FOREX.com.

Does FOREX.com or Oanda have lower costs?

Another important aspect we consider when comparing brokers is the cost of trading. When evaluating trading costs, we always consider the minimum deposit required to open an account and the ongoing trading costs, including the spreads and commissions. When calculating trading costs, we measure the cost to trade one lot of EUR/USD using the broker’s account with the lowest minimum deposit. The cost includes both the spread and any commission charged. 

Not all brokers publish their trading costs, so we often open accounts and trade on their platforms to verify the spreads and commissions. Based on our reviews, we found that FOREX.com has overall lower trading costs than Oanda. 

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Trading Conditions
Base Currencies
EURUSD (Standard)
Trading Cost (Standard)
111104/ 5
1.00 pips
USD 10
0.20 pips
0.20 pips
0.20 pips
111115/ 5
0.70 pips
0.70 pips
1.10 pips
1.40 pips


Does FOREX.com or Oanda offer a better choice of trading platforms?

Traders want Forex brokers to offer them a choice of trading platforms, so we give brokers who offer multiple platforms higher ratings. Trading platforms we consider include MetaTrader4, MetaTrader5, cTrader and proprietary mobile and web-based platforms. 

In this case, FOREX.com offers support for MT4, MT5, FOREX.com Web Trader and TradingView and Oanda offers support for MT4 and MT5. 

Do the brokers offer copy trading?

In this case both FOREX.com and Oanda offer copy trading.

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Platform Choice
Copy Trading
11110.54.5/ 5
11110.54.5/ 5
FOREX.com Web Trader


Which broker offers a better choice of trading instruments?

A variety of CFD instruments – and a large range of CFDs for each instrument category allow traders more opportunities for profitable trading. The best brokers will have thousands of CFDs to trade, covering all these instrument categories. We found that FOREX.com offers a greater range and depth of instruments to trade than Oanda. FOREX.com offers 91 Forex pairs to trade and Oanda offers 45 Forex pairs to trade.

Toplist Forex Pairs

And what about Cryptocurrencies?

In this case, FOREX.com offers 8 cryptocurrencies while Oanda offers 4 cryptocurrencies. So if you want to trade cryptocurrencies, we advise trading with FOREX.com.

Which broker offers better deposit and withdrawal processes?

Although brokers may have reasonable trading fees, many traders are caught out by the high non-trading fees charged by some brokers, including deposits and withdrawals. Traders want to be able to deposit and withdraw funds quickly and cheaply. Most brokers have multiple funding methods with zero fees for making deposits, but some brokers make it more expensive and take longer to process withdrawals. 

We rate brokers more highly that process withdrawals within 24 hours by multiple withdrawal methods and without charging processing fees. We found that both FOREX.com and Oanda charges a withdrawal fee. Overall, Oanda has better deposit and withdrawal processes than FOREX.com. 

Which broker offers better educational support?

We often find that brokers offer very little in the way of educational materials, forcing traders to use other third-party sites or self-educate elsewhere. Beginner traders need well-structured, well-presented materials in multiple formats to get a good start at trading. More experienced traders also benefit from webinars led by experts in the field and advanced trading strategy sections with new trading ideas. 

FOREX.com has better educational support than Oanda. Both FOREX.com and Oanda offer educational support for more experienced traders.

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Beginner Course
Advanced Course


Which broker offers better market analysis materials?

To successfully predict the price movements of an instrument, traders will need access to frequent market research and analysis. We find that research and market analysis are always better when they are produced in-house and updated frequently. Third-party resources don’t show the same expertise in trading ideas, so we place a strong emphasis on frequent in-house updates. Some brokers also often offer interactive webinars where traders can learn from experts in the field. 

We found that FOREX.com offers better research analysis than Oanda and that both FOREX.com and Oanda offer frequent webinars.

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Economic Calendar
Trading Central
Trading View
Free VPS


Our overall Verdict on FOREX.com

Founded in 2001, Forex.com is a well-regulated broker with high minimum deposits and low fees that is more suited to serious beginners and more experienced traders. Beginners with low minimum deposits will be put off by the high trading costs on Forex.com's entry-level Standard and MT4 accounts. But experienced traders will be interested in the DMA account with a minimum deposit of 25,000 USD but the most competitive spreads (0.0 pips on the EUR/USD) combined with some of the lowest commissions in the industry. 

Forex.com provides support for MT4 and its own trading platform and experienced traders will appreciate the range of trading tools on offer, including Autochartist, Trading Central, Trading View, SMART Signals, and subsidised VPS hosting.  

Education and market analysis are both excellent and experienced traders will appreciate the wide range of tradable assets, including over 91 currency pairs, 4500 share CFDs, commodities, indices, precious metals, and cryptocurrencies.

Overall, Forex.com ticks all the boxes for those with higher minimum deposits looking for a wide range of assets to trade and a choice of trading platforms.

Our overall Verdict on Oanda

A popular broker in Malaysia, OANDA has a comprehensive education suite, no minimum deposit requirements, low trading fees, and a great mobile trading app. However, Malaysian traders may be concerned that OANDA’s global entity has very little regulatory oversight and that they are not offered negative balance protection. 

Traders may also be disappointed by the relative lack of financial instruments and high withdrawal fees, but OANDA offers support for both the MT4 and MT5 platforms in addition to a great range of trading tools and detailed market analysis. 

Despite the poor regulatory oversight and small range of trading instruments, OANDA is a good all-round broker. It has a decent Islamic trading account and the low fees will attract many traders. And with the introduction of MT5 support, we expect that the number of trading instruments will increase in the near future. 

Which broker has the highest overall rating?

FOREX.com has an overall rating of 4.62 and Oanda has an overall rating of 4.25. For more detail please read our reviews of FOREX.com and Oanda.

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