OANDA Unveils New Web API for fxTrade Platform | Business Wire

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OANDA, a global provider of innovative forex

trading services, is pleased to announce the free developer access

to its proprietary fxTrade platform via the company’s web based


application programming interface (API). The new OANDA API allows

current and prospective partners and individual traders the opportunity

to develop customized apps. Trading algorithms and strategies on top

of the broker’s award-winning trading platform, using any programming


“Upon completing a successful beta program through which we received

excellent feedback from our clients, the OANDA API is now publicly

available and ready for the masses,” said Barbara Bermes, Product

Manager, OANDA API, OANDA Corporation. “Whether it’s a corporation

integrating forex hedging into its treasury systems. A retail forex

trader creating customized user interfaces to fxTrade or developing

proprietary trading models, our API suite provides direct communication

with OANDA’s fxTrade servers over secure, authenticated internet

sessions with fully encrypted communication channels.”

Created specifically to cater to any programming language, developers

can build their applications on the OANDA API using Java, Python, .NET

or any other preferred development language. Tailored to be easy-to-use,

OANDA also provides a development guide that includes thorough user

documentation, code

samples. Reference implementations via the company’s developer

portal. The OANDA API features live and historical market data, trading

support for market orders with trailing stops, stop-loss, take-profit,

and standard and entry limit orders. There’s also account data (for

fxTrade clients), live streaming rates. Events streaming.

“fxTrade offers many benefits to self-directed investors active in the

currency, precious metals, commodities, indices and bond markets.

Transparency has been a hallmark of our business since its inception and

the OANDA API is another example of that,” said Trevor Young, Vice

President, Product Management, OANDA Corporation. “Our API team has been

intently focused on a number of initiatives including building an

accompanying partner program and online Marketplace,

all the while enhancing and delivering the APIs that our clients demand.”

For more information. To access the free OANDA API, please visit http://fxtrade.oanda.com/trade-forex/api/.

You can also keep up-to-date by following us at @OANDAAPI

on Twitter.


OANDA Corporation transformed the business of foreign exchange through

an innovative approach to FX

trading. The company’s industry leading online

trading platform, fxTrade, introduced a number of firsts to the

marketplace, including immediate execution. Instant settlement on

trades. Trades of any size between one unit and 10 million units.

interest calculated by the second. The company’s many awards attest to

the power and flexibility of its trading platform. In 2013, OANDA was

honored with nearly a dozen awards, including Best Trade Execution

Provider, Best Retail Trading Platform and Best Mobile Trading Platform

by International Finance Magazine. As well as Best Value for Money by

Investment Trends in each the U.S., U.K.. Asia-Pacific markets.

OANDA was the first online provider of comprehensive currency

exchange information. Today the company’s OANDA Exchange Rates®

data provides benchmark rates for corporations, auditing firms.

global banks.

OANDA has eight offices worldwide, in Toronto, Chicago, New York,

Boston, London, Singapore, Tokyo. Sydney. OANDA is fully regulated

by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the U.S.

National Futures Association (NFA), the Monetary Authority of Singapore

(MAS), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada

(IIROC), the UK financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Japanese

Financial Services Agency (FSA). The Australian Securities and

Investments Commission (ASIC).