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CFD trading calculator

Discover what your CFD trade may look like with our CFD trading calculator and hit financial markets with more confidence. Calculate the estimated potential profit or loss of a trade and see how margin rates work. Get a feel for your style of risk management across 10 different instruments including Forex, Indices, Shares, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies. Enter a position size to get started.

Calculate your CFD Trade

*Please read disclaimers to see if this product is right for you

Things you should know

  1. This CFD trading calculator is designed for retail clients only. The calculations are based on the assumption that this is your only position in your account.
  2. This CFD trading calculator allows you to calculate the estimated potential profit or loss of a trade. It does so by multiplying the difference in price from when you opened your position to when you closed it, multiplied by your total position size. The total position size is the Units multiplied by your entry price.
  3. This calculator does not take into account:
    1. spreads and/or commissions;
    2. holding costs;
    3. the amount of capital deposited in your account, which would determine your margin close-out level. Depending on margin rates and requirements, your positions may be closed-out before the price reaches your stop-loss; or
    4. Negative balance protection which limits your actual losses to the funds in your account and is available for retail accounts.
  4. Please note that the above calculations are only provided for informational purposes and may differ from actual calculations. You should not rely upon it as being complete or up to date. Information may be subject to change at any time.
  5. The above calculation of margin rates and margin requirements only apply to retail clients. Margin rates and margin requirements for CMC Pro accounts may differ.
  6. Results are calculated exactly and then rounded to the second decimal.
  7. The information on this page is prepared without considering your objective, financial situation or needs. Consequently, you should consider the information in light of your objective, financial situation and needs. It's important for you to consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement ('PDS') or Information Memorandum (for CMC Pro accounts) and any other relevant CMC Markets documents before you decide whether or not to acquire any of the financial products. Please also refer to our Financial Services Guide and Information Memorandum (for CMC Pro accounts) containing details of our fees and charges and our Target Market Determinations for our CFD products and Exchange Traded Options which include a description of who our financial products are suitable for. Access our legal documents here.

Why trade with CMC Markets?

There are a number of benefits to trading CFDs with us.

Multiple award winners

We've been recognized for the quality of our service, as well as our dedication to innovation and technology for our clients.

Go long or short

Take a long or short position and trade on rising or falling prices.

Trade with leverage

Deposit a percentage of the full value of your position to open a trade.*

Trade 24/5

Trade some markets, such as forex, 24/5 via desktop, mobile or tablet.

Thousands of instruments

Trade on over 10,000 global instruments, including forex, indices, cryptos and commodities.

*When trading using margin any losses will reflect the full value of the position

How to start trading CFDs



Complete and submit our straightforward online application form. Apply now.



Deposit funds easily with a credit or debit card. Click here for more funding options.



Once you've funded your new account, you're ready to start trading.

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