OANDA vs. TD Ameritrade Forex Broker Comparison

What type of commodities do you guys trade? Do you focus on Forex with algo trading, Options?

So like the title suggest I was wondering what types of trades or trading do you focus on? I am super into options but want to get into algo trading to become a better technical trader. If you focus on forex what platforms do you use to trade on. I know with TD ameritrade I think the report they have is 30-40% of traders who trade forex lose money and TD leverages against you? Any help would be awesome!!!

Edit:
You guys are amazing honestly! Thank you so much for the help you've guys (and gals) given me a lot to think about!
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TD Ameritrade/Thinkorswim - anyone use them for forex trading? Spread question

Just started demo trading on Thinkorswim/TD Ameritrade. Was looking at the GBP/JPY spread last night - it’s like... 15-20 pips.
Guessing people do not trade forex on TD Ameritrade because of the spread...? Leverage? Am I figuring the pip spread out incorrectly? Seemed a lot higher than EUUSD which is maybe 5-6 pips. Also know most people use specific forex brokerages and I’m curious if pip spread is the reason.
Bonus question - if a trade starts going the opposite way, I’ll reverse the trade sometimes. When I do that, where is the sale price, and at what price do I enter a sell/short position at?
Thanks
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Forex traders

Do you know how much leverage TD Ameritrade offers for forex? (in an account of $2000)
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How do I get started?

I'm interested in trading Forex, I was wondering how I even begin doing this.
Right now I have TD Ameritrade, and the option to purchase EUUSD on ToS, unsure if it is leveraged.
I've been following the market for a while and I find the volatility to be captivating. Coming from trading equities and options, is it absurd of me to expect to make money by passively trading currency with limit buys and limit sells?
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Switching from being a RH fag to an FX fag

My bankroll has just gotten too low. Putting 500 in my TD Ameritrade for hail mary options plays and 1200 in my forex account. Need as much leverage as I can get.
I'm gonna start posting my results daily so you can feel a little better about your losses.
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Some questions from someone new to Forex

Hi. So, I've traded leveraged assets before... namely options. Recently, I discovered forex, and I realized certain immediate advantages:
All of that being said, I am extremely uneasy about certain aspects of forex, and maybe some of you can help me out.
My biggest concern is margin. As I said before, I traded options, which are leveraged derivatives. However, the leverage built into options contracts is not the same thing as margin leverage. With options, I could still only lose my own money. Personally, in my entire time trading, I've had very few problems with my orders, but I was always trading in cash accounts, so I never much cared if there were minor hiccups. My worries are:
Forgive me if these are noob margin questions, but I haven't really read any personal stories of people actually losing a bunch of margin on a leveraged position. I've heard of forex brokers filing for bankruptcy, but not individual traders over a forex trade... does this happen? And if so, how often, and what do you guys do to deal with the extraordinary leverage in the forex world?
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Some perspective on trading software glitches/failures.

NYSEFailure AlgorithmFailure BloombergFailure DeutschebankFailure TDAmeritradeFailure ETradeFailure
Unfortunately, it happens. I have executed thousands of free trades with Robinhood (iOS and Android) over the past 8 months, and have had zero problems until the last couple weeks. I have been day-trading leveraged ETF's on RH Instant for the past month and I did get stuck in a trade with the first glitch about ten days ago. The amount of money I lost before I could close my position was about what it would cost me to make a dozen trades on another brokerage platform. I'm not here to blindly defend RH and I fully expect them to get their act together to protect their customers. For right now, why would I switch to a pay-per-trade brokerage when the possibility for downtime and software failures is also a historical possibility?
The amount I've saved in brokerage and trade fees is enormous by comparison, but I'm hoping that stability and web/desktop trading will help establish RH as a long-term solution for day-trading. Maybe even linking with eSignal? That would be nice.
TLDR; Expensive trading platforms fail/glitch too. Big time.
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Pricing: TD Ameritrade uses GAIN Capital, the owner of FOREX.com, as its liquidity provider to handle its forex execution (on an agency basis). The spreads at TD Ameritrade for the EUR/USD contract was 1.06 pips, using average spread data from Oct 2018 through September 2019. The leverage on forex trading in the US is limited to 1:50. TD Ameritrade complies with the regulatory requirements and gives a maximum leverage of 1:50 on major forex pairs. That for exotic pairs is even lower: 1:20. Available only for US clients, this TD Ameritrade review found the broker offers commission-free shares, 2300 ETFs, 70 futures, Bitcoin Cryptocurrency, 70 currency pairs with leverage up 50:1 and the excellent ThinkOrSwim Trading Platform. The leverage on forex trading in the US is limited to 1:50. TD Ameritrade complies with the regulatory requirements and gives a maximum leverage of 1:50 on major forex pairs. That for exotic pairs is even lower: 1:20. Forex investments are subject to counter-party risk, as there is no central clearing organization for these transactions. Please read the Forex Risk Disclosure before trading this product. A forex dealer can be compensated via commission and/or spread on forex trades. TD Ameritrade is subsequently compensated by the forex dealer.

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