Something you don’t get about our app?
Here are the most common questions we are getting.
How does the app work?
The value of any financial instrument (a currency pair, a company stock, a commodity like gold or wheat, etc.) varies continuously. OhMyGeorge lets you easily speculate on the increase or decrease of a financial instrument’s value so that you can try to make some profits off these variations.
- Choose the amount you want to invest (maximum amount of risk you are willing to take) on your trade;
- Choose RISE if you think the instrument’s value will rise in the next few minutes/hours, or FALL if you think it will fall;
- Tap GO to open the trade whenever you feel the timing is right.
Your trade will then be placed, and your screen will turn to red. In the big, round, button is indicated the ongoing profit or loss that you will experience if you close your trade by tapping on the button. At the beginning, it’s always a small loss. That’s because the broker, who executes the trades, is taking a fee for its service. The trade is closed automatically if the ongoing potential loss reaches the maximum amount you defined.
If the instrument’s value moves enough in the direction you predicted, you will completely recover that fee and start seeing some potential profits (your screen will turn to green). You can take them at any time by tapping the round stop button.
While it is very hard to be right for every single trade, it is possible to be profitable over a statistically relevant number of trades if you manage your risk and your loss/profit ratio well. The whole concept of OhMyGeorge is, through experimentation, to learn how to define a winning strategy and how to control your emotions in order to stick to that strategy. Easier said than done! Your trading stats will help us measure your progress.
“Investing isn’t about beating others at their game, it’s about controlling yourself at your own game!” – Jason Zweig, The Wall Street Journal.
How is it different from other trading apps?
Compared to other trading apps, OhMyGeorge takes away the maths by pre-setting the most complex parameters, automatically sets stop orders to protect your capital and combines more than 20 technical indicators into one unbiased and easy to understand trend signal to help you make informed decisions on the go.
Is it free to trade with your app?
Yep, OhMyGeorge is absolutely and completely free, baby! You can trade for fun and risk-free in demo/gaming mode, no [email protected]!%ing credit card required whatsoever. We also do not charge anything for using our trading platform (rather than those proposed by your broker) to trade with real money.
Related: How does OhMyGeorge make money?
Does the app use real data?
Yes! Both demo-trading (play mode) and real-money trading (real mode) use real-time live market data that we pull from the broker FXCM and stream to your device in real-time.
What are the market opening hours?
The currency market is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.
BKK/JKT time: the currency market opens on Monday morning between 5:00am and 5:15am and closes on Saturday morning at 4:55am.
Central European Time: the currency market opens on Sunday evening between 11:00pm and 11:15pm and closes on Friday evening at 10:55pm.
Can I trade with real money?
Yes, you can link a brokerage account and trade with real money from the OhMyGeorge app! Among all brokers out there we chose to work with FXCM because it is a reputable, internationally acclaimed broker listed on the New York Stock Exchange, with offices worldwide.
We will never get access to the money you deposit with FXCM after you link your account! What happens is that instead of trading directly from the FXCM trading station, you will be sending trade orders from the OhMyGeorge interface to FXCM servers, who will execute your trades.
FXCM does not charge you anything to set up the connexion, and no markup is applied on your trades if you use OhMyGeorge to place your orders: using the OhMyGeorge app is totally transparent and free!
You don’t have an account with FXCM?
To create an FXCM account that is automatically linked to OhMyGeorge, use this specific account opening link:
Or just tap on that big red button (it’s the same, but people tend to prefer tapping on big red buttons for some reason):
If at any step you feel lost, just use our customer support chat to seek our help!
You already have an FXCM account?
Just go to www.myfxcm.com > Account Settings > Referring Broker Designation.
Select the account you wish to link, designate “OhMyGeorge (Lucolimat Limited)” and submit.
Your account will be linked within a few hours/days. You will get notified by both FXCM and ourselves once you’re ready to fly!
Kindly note that at this time we are not able to provide our service to residents of the United States, Canada, European Union, Japan, Hong Kong, or Australia. If you live in one of these territories, you will unfortunately not be able to signup with the link provided above (your country of residence will not appear in the drop-down menu) or link your existing FXCM account (FXCM will turn down your request). Rest assured that we are working on it and will let you know as soon as we become offerable for new territories.
Related: how does OhMyGeorge make money?
Are you regulated?
We are not a financial institution, we are a technology company. Our mission is to build trading software that makes financial markets accessible and fun for the new generation of investors. To fulfil this mission, we only work with the most reputable financial institutions in the world.
When you trade real money through the OhMyGeorge app, you’re actually sending orders to your broker’s servers. Your broker is the one executing your trades and handling your money. We never have access to your account. You can learn more about FXCM, the broker we work with, here, and about the nature of the agreement between FXCM and us here.
How does OhMyGeorge make money?
We do not charge you anything to trade in play mode or in real-money mode with the OhMyGeorge app! We make our money on the broker who executes your trades.
When you trade the real money of your brokerage account through the OhMyGeorge app, the broker is paying OhMyGeorge a commission based on the volume you’ve traded.
It is the very same business model than Uber or AirBnB, who are improving the experience of booking a taxi or of renting a private accommodation. We are in the business of improving the experience of placing trades!
Who is behind OhMyGeorge?
We are a team of programmers and digital marketers backed by prominent financial markets experts. Learn more about us on our team page.
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