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CFD trading

CFD traders can access exclusive benefits with Alpha, which is designed to provide the best possible service for high-volume traders.

Alpha CFD features

  • Dedicated account manager

    Dedicated account manager

    Enjoy a more personalised trading experience with support from your own dedicated account manager. Gain insights from regular market updates, experienced traders and exclusive trader education, specifically for high-volume traders.

  • Exclusive seminars and events

    Exclusive seminars and events

    As a premium trader, you'll have access to exclusive events, workshops and forums, in addition to our regular in-house and online seminars. Enjoy exclusive admittance to social trader events, tailored for high-volume traders.

  • Varied order execution

    Competitive market rebates

    If you trade in high volumes you can qualify for our competitive monthly cash rebates^. Our multi-asset class rebate structure means that the more you trade, the higher your rewards.

  • Free access to our Pro platform


    Our pricing ladder technology allows you to see live volumes available at each price level. Ensure your execution isn't compromised with our transparent pricing model, which helps you determine when to enter and exit a trade.

Alpha trading criteria

CFDs trading criteria

In order to qualify as an Alpha CFD trader you will need to meet a minimum monthly trade volume for at least one asset class ranging from forex, indices, commodities, shares and treasuries
  • Voted no. 1 for High Value Traders in Australia

CFD rebates

If you trade in high volumes on forex, indices, commodities or shares, you can qualify for market-leading monthly cash rebates^. Our rebate structure means that the more you trade, the higher your rewards. During our 2017-18 financial year, we paid out £15.7 million (roughly AUD $27.6 million) in rebates to our clients globally.


Rebate tiersMonthly notional value of FX trades (USD)Rebate provided per million notional value (USD)
Level 1 $25M - 200M*$5
Level 2200M - 300M*$7
Level 3300M* and above$10

Note: *M denotes million (USD)
All turnover limits and rebate amounts are calculated in USD and paid in your account currency.


Rebate tiersMonthly notional value of indices trades (USD)Rebate provided per million notional value (USD)
Level 140M - 100M*$2
Level 2100M - 200M*$5
Level 3200M* and above$7

Note: *M denotes million (USD)


Rebate tiersMonthly notional value of commodity trades (USD)Rebate provided per million notional value (USD)
Level 1$5M - 20M*$3
Level 220M - 30M*$5
Level 330M* and above $7

Note: *M denotes million (USD)


Rebate tiersMonthly notional value of share trades (USD)% of commission
Level 11.5M - 6M*10%
Level 26M - 10M*20%
Level 310M* and above30%

Note: *M denotes million (USD)

Meet our team

Your sales trader is a highly-skilled resource, available to provide you with dealing support, advanced trader education and in-depth data analysis.

  • Ashley Glover

    Ashley Glover

    Ash has worked in financial markets for over 20 years across both advisory and execution roles in Sydney & London. When he's not working you can catch him surfing at the beach or tearing up the ski fields on holiday.

  • Tony Kwok

    Tony Kwok

    Tony has 15 years of experience in financial services and derivatives. He managed several small businesses before turning his hand to the financial markets. Tony is fluent in both English and Chinese and is at his happiest when on the green.

  • Camilo Merino

    Camilo Merino

    With over 7 years experience in both CFDs & FX industry, Camilo has worked across a multitude of roles including business development and sales. A fitness addict, Camilo enjoys an early morning workout but is also partial to a cheeky beer in the afternoon.

*Awarded 'Best Platform Features' and 'Best Research Tools', Investment Trends 2015 Australia CFD Report; 'Best Online Trading Platform', Shares Awards 2014; 2016 ABA100 Winner for Business Innovation in The Australian Business Awards for our Pro stockbroking platform; Awarded Canstar Broker of the Year 2011-2020 and Outstanding Value of the Year 2011-2020.

^Cash rebates for high volume traders. Conditions apply, please see our website.

Investing in CMC Markets derivative products carries significant risks and is not suitable for all investors. You could lose more than your deposits. You do not own, or have any interest in, the underlying assets. We recommend that you seek independent advice and ensure you fully understand the risks involved before trading. Spreads may widen dependent on liquidity and market volatility. The information on this website is prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs. Consequently, you should consider the information in light of your objectives, financial situation and needs. CMC Markets Asia Pacific Pty Ltd ABN 11 100 058 213, AFSL No. 238054 (the derivative product issuer), CMC Markets Stockbroking Limited, Participant of the ASX Group (Australian Securities Exchange), SSX (Sydney Stock Exchange) and Chi-X (Chi-X Australia), ABN 69 081 002 851, AFSL No. 246381 (the stockbroking services provider) provides the financial products and/or services. It's important for you to consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement ('PDS') and any other relevant CMC Markets Documents before you decide whether or not to acquire any of the financial products. Our Financial Services Guide contains details of our fees and charges. All of these documents are available at or you can call us on 1300 303 888.

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