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OQtima Exchange Review: Making Trading Simple

OQtima Exchange Review: Making Trading Simple

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OQtima is a trading platform founded in 2021 by CFD trading and forex experts with 30+ years of industry experience. The platform was created to provide a customised trading experience for traders at all levels. OQtima’s mission is to focus 100% on a flawless trading environment which offers excellent customer care and client-to-business interaction.

OQtima Overview

OQtima’s platform supports over 1,000 assets and CFDs in cryptocurrencies, forex, metals, shares, ETFs, commodities and indices on any device through MetaTrader 4 (MT4), cTrader and MetaTrader (MT5) for users in the EU. 

OQtima is headquartered and regulated in Cyprus under the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) with license number 406/21. OQtima Global is regulated as a securities dealer in Seychelles under the Financial Services Authority (FSA) under its related entity, Oqtima Global, with license number SD109.

OQtima offers its customers a range of benefits, such as low spreads, a user-friendly interface, an industry-average commission rate, and a wide range of forex pairs and other underlying assets.

OQtima offers forex and cryptocurrency CFD trading users in over 100 jurisdictions. Per local laws and regulations, OQtima does not support residents in the US, New Zealand, Iran, North Korea and Israel.

Opening an OQtima Account

Opening an account with OQtima is very simple. 

1.Registration Page: Users must enter their personal information to create an account.

2. Open an Account Page: After entering registering a profile, users will be directed to the “open new account” page. Select “OPEN NEW ACCOUNT” to start a live trading account.

3. Deposit Page: After opening a live account, users can deposit funds through a variety of methods. 

4. Trading Central Page: Users can now explore the trading central page and navigate their way.

OQtima Accounts

Opening an account with OQtima is simple and can be done by accessing the following link:

OQtima supports two account types: the OQtima ECN+ account and the OQtima One account.

OQtima ECN+ Account

OQtima One Account

Spreads starting from 0.0 pips

Commissions: $3.50 Per side traded

Min. deposit: $20

Max. leverage: 1:500

Hedging Allowed: Yes

EA and Scalpers: Yes

Base Currencies: USD, EUR, JPY, GBP, CAD, CHF, SGD, AED, ZAR

Funding Fees: $0

Withdrawal Fees: $0

Markets: 6

Total Symbols: 300+


Spreads starting from 1.0 pips

Commissions: No commissions

Min. deposit: $20

Max. leverage: 1:500

Hedging Allowed: Yes

EA and Scalpers: Yes

Base Currencies: USD, EUR, JPY, GBP, CAD, CHF, SGD, AED, ZAR

Funding Fees: $0

Withdrawal Fees: $0

Markets: 6

Total Symbols: 300+


Trading on OQtima

OQtima supports trading platforms such as MetaTrader 4 and WebTrader on all devices. EU customers can also use MetaTrader 5, and the broker recently introduced cTrader to its global trading base.

Both MetaTrader and cTrader are perfect for discretionary and algorithmic traders as both support backtesting for EAs, automated trading, and charting tools and can be advanced with plugins.

MetaTrader 4 Features:

cTrader Features:

ECN Pricing Environment

Institutional Grade Market Liquidity

Low Latency

No Dealing Desk Or Requotes

All Strategies Allowed

Custom Push Notification And 1 Click Trading

Fully Customisable Charts

Multiple Chart Time Frames

Important And Current News Feed

Market Execution With No Requotes

Additional Oqtima Indicators

Download On Windows, Mac, Mobile And Tablet

Add Expert Advisors With Backtesting Capability

ECN Pricing Environment

Institutional Grade Market Liquidity

Low Latency

No Dealing Desk Or Requotes

All Strategies Allowed

Flexible Lot Size

Fast Order Execution

Easy Immediate Funding And Immediate Withdrawal Options

Control Order Fills With Advanced cTrader Features

Advanced Risk Management And Order Functionality

Coding In C# And Open API Available

Optimised Processing Of Expert Advisors And Indicators

Advanced Platform Customisation With cTrader Automate


The platform offers its crypto products as an underlying asset (crypto CFDs), which means instead of buying to own a particular asset, users can simply trade crypto on its price movements as an underlying asset.

In other words, you either make a profit or record a loss on the price movement of the underlying asset.

Cryptocurrencies and Assets Available on OQtima

The platform supports cryptocurrency trading via CDFs, and traders can trade more than 45 crypto pairs, including:

Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Polkadot (DOT), Chainlink (LINK), Cardano (ADA), EOS, Ripple (XRP), Dogecoin (DOGE), Uniswap (UNI), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Avalanche (AVAX).

Indices: 20 stock indices Including: USIDX, NETH25, US2000, VIX, US500, TW88, US30, NAS100, EUSTX50, HK50, UK100, GER40, FRA40, AUS200.


Metals: Three (3) precious metals, Gold, Silver, and Palladium, can be traded against major currencies, including XPDUSD, XPTUSD, XAGUSD, XAUUSD, XAGEUR, and XAUEUR.

Shares:  It offers 91 shares, including popular shares such as Apple, Netflix, Meta, and Tesla.

Energies: Three (3) CFDs futures markets for Natural Gas and oil, Brent Crude, and WTI Crude.

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs): Over 100 ETFs, including Stocks ETFs, Industry/Sector ETFs, Currency ETFs, Commodity ETFs, Stocks ETFs, Bond ETFs, and other Exchange Traded Products.

Spreads and Fees

OQtima’s ECN+ environment allows it to aggregate multiple pricing providers from top-tier banks and institutions to offer its clients one of the most competitive quotes with low spreads, deep liquidity, with stable and fast execution on a wide range of instruments.


OQtima charges standard commission only on its OQTIMA ECN+ account.

USD: $ 3.50 Per Lot Traded ($7 Round Turn)

EUR: € 3.50 Per Lot Traded (€7 Round Turn)

GBP: £ 3.00 Per Lot Traded (£6 Round Turn)

CHF: ₣ 3.50 Per Lot Traded (₣ 7 Round Turn)

SGD: S$ 4 Per Lot Traded (S$ 8 Round Turn)

JPY: ¥500 Per Lot Traded (¥1000 Round Turn)

CAD: Can$ 4.50 Per Lot Traded (Can$ 9 Per Round Turn)

ZAR: R 60 Per Lot Traded (R 120 Per Round Turn)

Swap Rate

Swap rates, or rollover fees, are financial charges and are applied to any trade that is kept open overnight or for shares past the time of market closing for the relevant stock.

The swap rate is displayed as a percentage per annum (year) and is calculated according to the following formula:

Market Price (*EOD) X Trade size in lots X Swap rate / 100 / 360 = Swap charge per night in USD

Trading Tools

OQtima introduced “Trading Tools” in partnership with ‘Trading Central’ to improve the platform and offer a better customer experience. Features such as a Trading Calendar, Featured Ideas, TC Market Buzz, and Alpha Generation make OQtima the ultimate trading platform.

New traders can use features such as Technical Views to get help with their next trading ideas, including what to trade and suggested entry and exit points. For more experienced traders with a trade in mind, this also serves as a trusted second opinion based on real-time AI technical analysis of the charts.


OQtima’s Trading Calendar

TC Market Buzz

Alpha Generation


Supported Funding and Payment Methods: Deposits and Withdrawals

Notable Features: OQtima Demo Account

Owing to its goal of providing a customised trading experience for traders at all levels, OQtima offers a demo account. With the OQtima demo account, both experienced and inexperienced traders can test their trading strategies before trading on live accounts. Traders new to the business and eager to learn how to trade CFDs and how to navigate the platform can practice their skills in a demo account until they are confident enough to put their abilities to the test on a live account. Experienced traders can also use this feature to test the profitability of their trading strategies before diving into the market with actual funds on a live account.

This handy learning instrument simulates the live market, but instead of real money, trading is done with virtual currency. Profits on a demo account cannot be withdrawn as they are made in virtual currency.

Prices and instruments on a demo account mimic those available in a real account, but when the market is highly volatile, the execution of demo accounts may differ.

Notable Features: OQtima Introducing Brokers Program

The platform introduced a handy referral feature called “Introducing Brokers.” This system allows you to earn a portion of the broker’s revenue from all trading activity of each active client you refer to OQtima. This means your revenue will increase with each client you refer to the platform.

OQtima displays an income bar on its Introducing Brokers page that shows you the estimated average monthly income based on the total number of traders you refer to the platform.

For example:

According to the income bar, you can potentially earn $8800 for 110 active traders. 

Under its Introducing Brokers program, the platform offers daily payouts and immediate withdrawals. 

OQtima offers structure tier rebates for higher achievers and a multi-tier Introducing Brokers scheme. Introducing Brokers (IB) partners have access to international support to help Brokers draft more clients. Joining the OQtima International Brokers program is simple, and you need to open an OQtima account and apply to become an IB.

In accordance with forex brokerages, OQtima does not allow its IBs to provide investment advice to clients. IBs represent OQtima and may not offer any guarantees or promises to clients about OQtima and its services.

Compliance and Security Review

As previously stated, OQtima Global, trading as OQtima, is registered in Seychelles with the company number 8430031-1. OQtima Global is regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) of Seychelles with license number SD109.

The platform conducts ongoing external and internal assessments of its policies and procedures to ensure it fully complies with legal and regulatory frameworks that protect customer funds.

OQtima Global, as a licensed firm, complies with all domestic and international laws and regulations applicable to investment firms. Segregation of client funds and anti-money laundering (AML) procedures are crucial to the firm's security and compliance framework:

  • Segregation of Client Funds: Client funds are held in segregated accounts with top-tier banking institutions in the United Kingdom and Australia. OQtima Global complies with the Securities Act and the Securities (Conduct of Business) Regulations and maintains strict policies and procedures to maintain and operate these accounts.
  • Anti-Money Laundering: OQtima Global has policies and procedures in place to ensure it complies with the FSA Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financial Act. The firm’s policies and practices are designed to prevent money laundering activities from taking place.

Privacy Protection

OQtima employs a strict privacy policy and acts to protect its users’ personal and sensitive information under the Seychelles laws and regulations, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union and other laws and regulations pertaining to data privacy.

The firm collects personal and sensitive information to provide its customers with products and services that they request. OQtima is required by law to do so. OQtima discloses relevant personal information to external organisations that help them provide services.

The firm’s security measures to protect personal information include:

  • Educating staff as to their obligations concerning  personal information;
  • Requiring staff to use passwords when accessing our systems;
  • Employing firewalls, intrusion detection systems, virtual private networks (VPNs), encryption, and virus scanning tools to protect against unauthorised persons and viruses from entering our systems;
  • Using dedicated secure networks or encryption when we transmit electronic data for purposes of outsourcing;
  • Providing secure storage for physical records; and
  • Employing physical and electronic means such as alarms, cameras and guards (as required) to protect against unauthorised access to buildings.

Overall Impression

OQtima is a secure and easy-to-use broker platform that caters to traders from all walks of life. With low fees and spreads and a variety of assets to choose from, OQtima offers an ideal solution to anyone looking to venture into the trading space. 

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