Oinvest Review

FX Author By Jeffrey Cammack Author Information Updated: May 19, 2020
Overall Rating
3.29 3.29 / 5
Min. Deposit USD 250
Max. Leverage 500:1
Min. Spread 0.7 pips
Regulators FSCA
Regulator Origin FSCA
Trading Desk Type

Summary

Due to the number of complaints we have received from clients of Oinvest, we have chosen not to recommend them to visitors of this website.  We suggest that traders continue their search with other FSCA regulated brokers, or our list of best Forex brokers in South Africa.

Oinvest is a South African market maker broker and was founded in 2012. It is regulated by the FSCA and has expanded rapidly in recent years. Though a market maker, Oinvest offers tight spreads and high leverage and offers ZAR as a wallet currency.

Reviews

Regulation 1110.50
Trading Conditions 11100
Trading Platforms 11110
Deposit & Withdrawal 110.500
Education & Research 10.5000
Assets Available 11110.5
Customer Service 1110.50
Beginner Friendly Poor
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Our Review Process

Trading Conditions

Minimum Deposit USD 250
Base currencies ZAR, USD
Number of FX Pairs 49
Hedging Allowed Yes
Scalping Yes
Islamic Account Yes

Average Spreads

EUR / USD 0.7
GBP / USD 1.3
USD / JPY 0.8

Company Details

Company name Basfour3773 (Proprietary) Limited
Founded 2018
Website www.oinvest.co.za
Type Market Maker
Regulators FSCA
Office locations South Africa

Deposit & Withdrawal Methods

Supported Platforms for Oinvest

Oinvest Front Page

Is Oinvest safe?

Oinvest is the trading name of Basfour3773 (Proprietary) Limited and has been regulated by the FSCA (licence: 42020) since 2012. As a regulated broker, they follow a segregated funds policy meaning that customer funds will be secure in the unlikely event of insolvency. Oinvest also uses a number of technical and physical security measures to protect customer funds including advanced encryption, 24/7 security at data centres and automatic backups of customer data. Despite being a local South African broker, Oinvest has been recognised by the global Forex industry winning Best Multi-Asset Broker 2018 and Fastest Growing Forex Provider 2018 (Global Brands Magazine).

Oinvest for Beginners

Oinvest has a comprehensive education section that includes videos, eBooks, articles and platform tutorials. Though Oinvest lacks analysis material, its educational offering is combined with responsive customer service via email, phone and live chat.

Educational Material

Oinvest’s educational material is split into three sections:

  • Video on Demand (VOD) – In the VOD section you will find a wide selection of short videos (ranging from 30 seconds to a few minutes) covering the basics of trading, trading terms, trading strategies, technical analysis, Metatrader usage and much more. For those who prefer to engage with their content in a video format, the VOD section is an excellent resource, and all the VOD is available to non-account holders.
  • eBooks – In the eBook section you will find four books covering the basics of Forex trading, advanced Forex trading and two other books dedicated to Commodities and Futures and CFDs and Stocks – the first few pages of each eBook are available to non-account holders but for full access you will need to open an account with Oinvest.
  • Tutorials – The Tutorials section offers three tutorials in a structured format on Trading Tools, Commodities and Futures Contracts and Metatrader. Much like the eBooks, these are only fully accessible for Oinvest account-holders.
  • Webinars – Oinvest holds regular webinars for clients on various aspects of Forex trading,

In addition to these three sections, there is also a small selection of courses for new traders and a few short articles on major themes in the local Forex industry, such as the USDZAR pairing over the course of 2018.

Analysis Material

Unlike many of Oinvest’s international competitors, this broker does not offer any regular Forex analysis material for customers.

Customer Support

Customer support is available by phone, email and live chat five days a week from 10am-8pm GMT.

Trading Conditions

Though there is only a single account type at Oinvest, and the minimum deposit is 250 USD or ZAR equivalent. Though there is only one account type, there are three account tiers – Silver, Gold and Platinum.

Trading conditions in each tier vary depending on the level of activity and size of the investment, though what level of activity and investment is needed to move between the tiers is dependent on your knowledge, experience and is agreed upon with your account manager.

Be aware that Oinvest is market-maker broker so will be the counterparty to any trade you make.

Account Types

As mentioned above, Oinvest offers a single account type with three tiers. A demo account is also available.

Demo Account – A demo account is available for new traders and will remain open indefinitely – you can choose between USD and ZAR as your base currency and will have up to 5 million currency units to play with.

Live Account – The three tiers of live account have quite different trading conditions and features but all are available as Islamic accounts. The only wallet currencies available are ZAR and USD. As mentioned earlier, Oinvest has no fixed level of deposit or activity to achieve each tier. The main publicised differences are outlined below:

  • Silver Tier: The main difference between the Silver Tier and the others is the wider spreads and leverage of only 1:200. You will receive this account tier automatically at sign-up if you do not make a deposit.
  • Gold Tier: With the Gold tier you will have access to tighter spreads and leverage of 1:400, but you will also be given a dedicated account manager and a swap discount of 25%
  • Platinum Tier: While leverage remains at 1:400, the spreads tighten further in this tier. A free VPS service is also offered as well as a swap discount of 50%

Spreads and Commissions

In all three tiers about 50 currency pairs are available to trade, with spreads ranging from 0.7 pips in the Platinum tier for EUR/USD to 3.1 pips in the Silver tier for NZD/USD. As a market maker broker, Oinvest’s fees are made through the spread and no commission is charged.

Deposit and Withdrawal Fees

Oinvest takes deposits via debit/credit card, EFT and PayFast and all deposits are made available within one business day. For withdrawals, Oinvest policy is to send funds back to the source of the original deposit. Withdrawals can take up to seven business days but no fees are charged.

Trading Platforms

Oinvest supports MetaTrader4 (MT4) and the associated web and mobile applications. MT4 is the industry leader and the most common trading platform for CFD traders. There are many advantages of signing up with an MT4 broker and using MT4 for trading:

  • The MT4 community is vast, as is the amount of the text and video resources to support both new and experienced traders.
  • The MT4 EA (Expert Advisor) community of developers is very active, so renting or buying algorithmic trading software is very easy.
  • MT4 has very low system requirements, so a new device or computer is not necessary to get started.

Trading Tools

Oinvest does not offer traders any bespoke trading tools but as they use the MT4 platform there are a number of trading tools to take advantage of. Key features offered by MetaTrader 4 at Oinvest include:

  • Broad Technical AnalysisTraders can envision a complete scenario with 9 timeframes and 30 indicators, helping recognise trends and establish ideal entry and exit points.
  • Easy Execution OrdersTraders have access to three execution modes including Instant Execution, as well as 2 markets, 4 pending and 2 stop orders. In addition, a trailing stop feature is available, as is the ability to open trades directly from the built-in tick chart.

Mobile Trading Apps

MetaTrader4 (MT4) is also available on IOS, Android and Windows mobile phone and tablets. The app will connect to the same account as the desktop software, keeping the trading experience synchronised, and traders mobile.

Evaluation Method

We value transparency and openness in the way we review the partners. To bring transparency to the forefront, we have published our review process that includes a detailed breakdown of the Oinvest offering. Central to that process is the evaluation of the reliability of the broker, the platform offering of the broker and the trading conditions offered to clients, which are summarised in this review. Each one of these is graded, and an overall score is calculated and assigned to the broker.

Oinvest Risk Statement

Trading in financial instruments like these may result in you losing or making money. The past performance of the financial instruments does not guarantee future results. Trading in derivatives (e.g. options, futures, and swap contracts) could result in the loss of the entire capital amount that you invested. Forex, CFDs and Derivatives are leveraged products and involve a high level of risk. Trading in leveraged instruments can result in you losing your money, however, you cannot lose more than the money that you invested as capital. You must make sure that you fully understand the risks involved. You must seek independent advice if necessary. This advice must take into account your investment objectives and level of experience. You should not invest more money and therefore risk more money than you are prepared to and can afford to lose. You should never invest and place at risk any money set aside for medical or other emergency funds, retirement savings, funds reserved for purposes such as homeownership or funds required to meet your living expenses.

Overview

Oinvest is a local South African broker regulated by the FSCA and recognised by the wider Forex industry. Though a new addition to the South African Forex market Oinvest has grown rapidly due to their adoption of the widely used MT4 platform and comprehensive educational material. Though a market-maker broker, Oinvest offer tight spreads and high leverage with no minimum deposit for new customers.

Alert Due to the number of complaints we have received from clients of Oinvest, we have chosen not to recommend them to visitors of this website. 

  • Darriel Curtis says:

    Oinvest turned to be trustworthy broker for me. It provides first-rate service, useful tools and leverage. Customer support crew is super and always ready to help. Highly recommend

  • alex says:

    They give wrong signals, just wipe out your account

  • Steve says:

    Risky risky risky I wish I hadn’t opened the account!

    • Chris Cammack says:

      Hi Steve, yes – Forex trading is high-risk speculation, which is why we always tell people to educate themselves fully, use a demo account until they’re completely comfortable with the markets and (most importantly) use a highly developed risk management strategy at all times, even when you’re emotionally invested in your trading. Without these, you place yourself in grave danger of losing all your trading funds. I hope you haven’t lost more than you can afford. If you wouldn’t mind, could you let us know the details of your loss? I know it’s not going to help you in any way, but it may well serve as a valuable lesson to others.

    • Sandy Hughes says:

      Same ! I lost ALOT QUICK !

  • Woong Park says:

    While working with Oinvest, I did not even encounter hints of scam. Yes, I was losing money, but in trading, this is a common thing. At the moments when I was able to earn money and I wanted to withdraw my money, the process was quite quick and convenient.

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