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Getting Started

with fxTrade Practice Mobile

[1] How Do I Log In and Get Started?
[2] What If the Interface Isn't Displaying Properly?
[3] What Can I Do from fxTrade Practice Mobile?
[4] How Do I Change the Currency List and Make Other Customizations?


How Do I Log In and Get Started?

To log in to your OANDA trading account from your mobile device, just point its web browser to:

[5] fxTradePractice Login (m.fxtrade.com/fxgame)

(You need a trading account to log in. Go to www.fxtrade.com on your desktop computer or laptop to set up an fxTrade Practice account.)

What If the Interface Isn't Displaying Properly?

If you find the interface isn’t displaying properly, check the browser settings on your mobile device:

  • Windows Mobile 5 users:
    Go to Internet Explorer > Menu > View and use 'Default'. (Make sure the table columns aren’t set to one-column display.)
  • Windows Mobile 6 users:
    Go to Internet Explorer > Menu > View and use 'Fit to Screen'.
  • BlackBerry users:
    Go to Web Browser > Options > Browser Config and check 'Support HTML tables' and 'Support Style-Sheets.'

What Can I Do from fxTrade Practice Mobile?

There's a list of actions with associated numbers on every page when you're logged in to the mobile interface. To choose an action, press its number key on your mobile device keypad.

Important Note: Rates may change during order confirmation. If an order is successful and a trade occurs, then the exchange rate obtained for the trade will correspond to the most current exchange rate maintained at the OANDA fxTrade servers and the executed rate may not necessarily be the rate displayed when you initiated the request.

Rates / Execute Trade (Press 1 when logged on.)
See current Sell and Buy rates. To place an order at a particular rate, click on that rate. To refresh the list, press the * key.
(You can [4] customize this currency list and the default values from your computer or laptop.)

Account Summary (Press 2 when logged on.)
See your Balance, Unrealized P&L, Net Asset Value, Realized P&L, Margin Used, and Margin Available. To refresh the list, press the * key.

Positions (Press 3 when logged on.)
See your open positions (that is, the total number of units in open trade for each currency pair).

Click the X icon beside a position to close all of its open trades. You will be shown the resulting P&L, and be given the option to submit or cancel.
Trades (Press 4 when logged on.)
See all your open trades.
Click the X icon beside any trade to close it. You are shown the resulting P&L, and given the option to submit or cancel.

Orders (Press 5 when logged on.)
See all your open orders.
Click the X icon beside any order to close it. You are shown the remaining distance, and given the option to submit or cancel.

Change Account (Press 6 when logged on.)
See a list of all your accounts.
The current account is checked. Select a different account to see its summary, positions, trades, and orders.

Options (Press 9 when logged on.)
Tells how to [4] customize default values from your computer or laptop.

Logout (Press 0 when logged on.)
Log out. (You are logged out automatically after eight minutes.)

How Do I Change the Currency List and Make Other Customizations?

To customize the mobile trading interface, you must go to a regular fxTrade Practice client (rather than the mobile client), create a profile named 'fxmobile', and change its user preferences.

To create an 'fxmobile' profile:

  1. From your computer or laptop, log in to fxGame.
  2. Select Tools > Profile Manager > Save Current Profile As.
  3. Type 'fxmobile' and click Save.
  4. Select Tools > User Preferences to change supported settings.

To change the currency pairs displayed in the Rates [1] action:

  1. In the 'fxmobile' profile, go to the User Preferences window (Tools > User Preferences).
  2. Go to the Quotes tab.
  3. Drag the currency pairs you want into the Quote List. Click the arrows to reorder them.
  4. Click Save.

To pre-fill the units field with default values to quickly execute a trade:

  1. In the 'fxmobile' profile, go to the User Preferences window (Tools > User Preferences).
  2. Go to the Trading tab.
  3. Type the value in the Default Order Size field.
  4. Click Save.

Note: The Stop Loss and Take Profit fields cannot yet be pre-filled. This functionality will be added in a future release.


Trading off-exchange foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk and is not suitable for all investors. Trading through an on-line platform carries additional risks. Please refer to our more detailed Risk Warning, and NFA's FOREX INVESTOR ALERT.