Going back to the subject, OANDA recently had 15 pip spreads for USD/CAD and AUD/USD. They did it this morning just 20 seconds before the CPI data from Australia. The spread suddenly went from 2 to 15 and stayed there for several minutes. I can't think why OANDA has so many fans and I'm glad they're getting slagged off in this thread. Definitely direct access and futures are the way to go.