Oanda's 5 sec chart/spreads today's NFP release

Discussion in 'Forex Trading' started by Wallace, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Oanda's the only fx broker i know of that has subminute charts
    Oanda's spread is usually fixed at .9 pip, starting at London open - midnight pst ? and
    remains there until noon ? pst rising to 1.2 - 1.5 pips, but it can and does widen depending
    on market activity, news releases
    it's well known they increase the spread to the maximum during major releases and fast
    markets, 10 pips for the eurusd

    today at 5:25 am pst spread was 1.8 , 2.5 at 5:28 , 10 at 8:30 , 2.5 at 5:31 , 1.5 at 5:36
    currently at 6:21 it's .9

    the Alpari NY MT4 demo kept up without freezing during the release, don't know what the
    spread was, Alpari go to 5 decimal places - 1.43849

    fx can be traded with the NinjaTrader program using GAIN Capital/FOREX feed but don't
    know if that feed provides for subminute or tick etc charts