Oanda vs XM compared

Oanda
XM
78.3% of retail CFD accounts lose money
74.89% of retail CFD accounts lose money
Key differences
We took 8 criteria of our comparison (fee, account opening, customer service, markets&product, research, trading platform, deposit&withdrawal) and listed the angles with the greatest difference here below.
  • Trading platform combined score
    4.8
    /5
  • Account opening score
    4.2
    /5
  • Deposit and withdrawal score
    4.2
    /5
  • Trading platform combined score
    3.5
    /5
  • Account opening score
    5.0
    /5
  • Deposit and withdrawal score
    5.0
    /5
Recommended for
  • Investors and traders globally
  • Investors and traders globally
You can open an account in United States
You can't open an account in United States
Top 5 brokers
Based on your country, these brokers are great matches for you.

Basic data of broker

Overall score
4.5

Recommended for Forex traders who value a user-friendly platform and great research tools

Overall score
4.5

Recommended for Forex and CFD traders who prefer MetaTrader platforms and seek great account opening

Country of origin
Broker's country of establishment

USA

Country of origin
Broker's country of establishment

Cyprus

Fees

Fees score
4.0
Fees score
4.4
Fees summary
BrokerChooser's qualitative summary on the broker's prices

Low CFD and forex trading fees, average non-trading fees

Fees summary
BrokerChooser's qualitative summary on the broker's prices

Average trading and non-trading fees, low CFD fees

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

Crypto fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
4.2
Deposit and withdrawal score
5.0
Number of base currencies
How many account currencies you can choose from

9

Number of base currencies
How many account currencies you can choose from

10

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
4.2
Account opening score
5.0
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
The minimum amount you have to deposit for using the account
No minimum account balance
*

$0

*
Minimum deposit
The minimum amount you have to deposit for using the account
$5 minimum deposit for standard account, $100 for Zero account
*

$5

*
Time to open account
BrokerChooser estimation on time needed to access account after all documents are provided by customer

1-3 days

Time to open account
BrokerChooser estimation on time needed to access account after all documents are provided by customer

1 day

Required documents
Documents required for opening an account

Proof of identity: ID / passport Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill

Required documents
Documents required for opening an account

Proof of identity: passport / national ID card / driver's license Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill

Trading platform

Web platform score
4.5
Web platform score
2.8
Mobile platform score
5.0
Mobile platform score
3.8
Desktop platform score
4.5
Desktop platform score
3.4

Markets and products

Markets and products score
1.8
Markets and products score
2.5
Stocks
Stocks are available
Stocks
Stocks are available
Fractional shares
Fractional shares are available
Fractional shares
Fractional shares are available
ETFs
ETFs are available
ETFs
ETFs are available
Forex
Forex is available
Forex
Forex is available
Funds
Funds are available
Funds
Funds are available
Bonds
Bonds are available
Bonds
Bonds are available
Options
Options are available
Options
Options are available
Futures
Futures are available
Futures
Futures are available
Crypto
Crypto is available in any form (e.g. as a CFD or ETF)
CFD
*
*
Crypto
Crypto is available in any form (e.g. as a CFD or ETF)
CFDs
Any CFD is available, e.g. stock CFD or commodity CFD
CFDs
Any CFD is available, e.g. stock CFD or commodity CFD
CFD disclaimer

Disclaimer: 78.3% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

CFD disclaimer

Disclaimer: 74.89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Research, education

Research score
4.5
Research score
4.4
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Mid-range

Education score
4.8
Education score
4.5
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
5.0
Customer service score
5.0
Phone
You can reach the broker by phone
Phone
You can reach the broker by phone
Live chat
Live chat is available
Live chat
Live chat is available
Email
Email support is available
Email
Email support is available
24/7 availability
At least one customer support channel, i.e. live chat, phone or email, is available even on the weekend
24/7 availability
At least one customer support channel, i.e. live chat, phone or email, is available even on the weekend

Security

Investor protection amount
The protection amount depends on the country where you opened your account. In the US, forex trading and commodity-related contract (e.g. futures or options) are generally not covered.

£85k to UK, €20k to EU clients, CAD 1mn to Canadian, and $0 to other clients

Investor protection amount
The protection amount depends on the country where you opened your account. In the US, forex trading and commodity-related contract (e.g. futures or options) are generally not covered.

€20k to EU clients and $0 for others

Investor protection
Amount of the investor protection provided by the broker

£85k to UK, €20k to EU clients, CAD 1mn to Canadian, and $0 to other clients

Investor protection
Amount of the investor protection provided by the broker

€20k to EU clients and $0 for others

Banking background
Whether the broker has a banking background
Banking background
Whether the broker has a banking background
Listed on stock exchange
The broker is listed on a stock exchange
Listed on stock exchange
The broker is listed on a stock exchange
Foundation date

1996

Foundation date

2009

Country of regulation
Which countries' regulators oversee the broker

US, UK, Australia, Singapore, Canada, Malta, Japan, British Virgin Islands

Country of regulation
Which countries' regulators oversee the broker

Cyprus, Australia, Belize, United Arab Emirates

Oanda

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

XM

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

Everything you find on BrokerChooser is based on reliable data and unbiased information. We combine our 10+ years finance experience with readers feedback. Read more about our methodology.

Oanda's service is on par with XM's and a comparison of their fees shows that Oanda's fees are slightly higher than XM's.

Account opening takes somewhat more effort at Oanda compared to XM, deposit and withdrawal processes are somewhat more complicated at Oanda, while customer service quality is similar to XM's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of Oanda as better than the platform of XM, found that clients have access to slightly less markets and products with Oanda, while XM provides just about the same quality of research and education.

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