OANDA Japan rolls out new fxTrade Web tool

Maria Nikolova

The new solution can also be used by traders who count on browsers like Firefox and Google Chrome as no Java installation is necessary.

Online trading services provider OANDA Japan has informed its clients of the availability of a new “fxTrade Web” solution.

The new tool is set to replace the older fxTrade, which was not convenient for traders who used browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox. A swift reminder – OANDA no longer supports the ability to load the Desktop platform within a web browser. This decision was made because most modern web browsers no longer support the Java technology that the web launcher relied on.

Those willing to access the old platform can do so by downloading the desktop version of fxTrade.

Those willing to check out the new web solution will be able to benefit from the fact that it eliminates the need for Java installation and for disabling pop-up blocking. With the release of the web version, the conventional OANDA fxTrade will not be able to boot from browsers after October 4, 2017.

The clients of OANDA Japan trading on MT4 should see no change in their trading environment.

While we are on the topic of Java and web platforms, let’s recall that in July this year, Japanese retail FX broker Hirose Tusyo Inc (TYO:7185), also known as Hirose FX, announced the stop of supporting several old Java tools on the Lion FX platform. The broker said the reason for the change is that these tools no longer responded to traders’ needs. Effective July 1, 2017, the Java tools available on the platform include .NET version and a version for Mac only. The old tools for Windows (PC and browser version) are no longer available. LION FX C2, a new tool developed by Hirose FX, is set to meet the requirements of modern traders.

OANDA Japan has recently beefed up its efforts to enhance system security and to improve its response to system failures. In July this year, the broker presented its “System failure” response policy, which describes how the company will update its customers in case such an incident happens and how it will proceed with regard to orders that were not placed, executed or were not correctly executed.

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