Trading through Oanda with real $$ is a pleasure. I must say charting isn't what I look for, then again, Free charting from other sourses are available. i.e. CMS, MetaTrader from Metaquote.
The most impressive things about trading oanda are,
-Fast Execution even with a Dial-up line.
-Fractional Unit Value, U can trade with very little money, I think this gives me an edge trading with real money i.e. let me tests my Fear factors, MM skills etc while trading.
- Very low pip spread, 2, 3, 4 pips on majorts.
What I dislike about oanda,
-Trading the Monday for the First 6 Hours and Friday evenings aren't possible with oanda, as they change their spread to 10 pips at those hours.
-Charting system should have 10 Min, 30M, 1Hr, 1Wk.
-For charting I need Custom indicators, that cannot be added with them i.e. T3MA's, ZeroLag CCI Crossover etc.
But I think they are improving on this i.e. Charts.
Pls. note this is my personal openion and experience with them.
I have just recently opened a demo account and I'm impressed with the functionality, but not the colours, which are a bit drab.!!
Like gfxtrader, I like the fact that I can manage my money using small amounts rather than the fixed 10k lots with the normal mini account.
Hopefully if I am successful with the demo version then I will want to sign up for a real account... there lies the problem..!! You cannot fund your account cheaply, you have to wire money or use PayPal. Either way it costs you money..