The mobile app guide

To start trading Countdowns you will need to download the CMC Markets Apple app on your mobile. Then open the app and choose Countdowns in the product library. Unfortunately, we no longer offer Countdowns via our Android app. 

Product grid

1. Product grid

Tap 'Countdowns' to launch the product grid so you can see which products you can trade and what timeframes are available to trade over.

2. Sort products

Sort the product grid by alphabetical order, by payout, by latest up or down trend or by products with the best or worst performance.

3. Product squares

Each square shows the current level 1 mid-price, the product's performance, the payout and whether the price was up or down over the previous ten intervals.

4. Expiries

Change the expiry timeframe here. Payouts and trend data are updated automatically.

5. Trend analyser

This useful tool shows whether the product's price has been up or down and by how much over the previous ten intervals of your chosen expiry timeframe.

6. Open positions & history

Tap 'Positions' to see all your current open trades and 'History' to see the outcome of completed Countdowns.

7. Launch an order ticket

Tap a square to open an order ticket, enter your stake and execute your Countdown.

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Order ticket

1. Overview

Tap to view details of the win and draw payout percentages for each available expiry timeframe for the product. You can also view trading hours and maximum stake sizes.

2. Product chart

View the product's historical price action and the current price plotted on a chart.

3. Other open positions

Other open positions in the same product and time until expiry is shown here. The colouring indicates if the position is winning (green), losing (red) or a draw (blue).

4. Confirm your expiry

Check your expiry here. You can change it if you want to, but remember that different expiries may have different payout percentages.

5. Choose stake size

Enter your stake size here, or dial it up or down by set amounts with the +/- icons. This is the amount you are willing to risk on your trade.

6. The potential payout

This is the total return that will be paid out to you if your prediction is correct. It includes your original stake.

7. The 'Countdown price'

With Countdowns, you decide if you think the level 1 mid-price for a product will be above or below the Countdown price at the end of your chosen expiry.

8. Enter the position

Once you have decided if the price will be above or below, tap the relevant button to execute the Countdown. A confirmation pop-up will appear that you can disable.

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Open positions 

1. Positions tab

Once you have placed one or more trades you can tap here to view all of your open Countdown positions.

2. Live countdown timer

The Countdown clock shows how much time is left until expiry, and it's coloured green, red or blue, depending on whether the position is winning, losing or unchanged (a draw).

3. Settings

Tap here to disable the pre-order confirmation pop-up, have the order ticket remember previous stake sizes and to set default chart types.

4. Payout & stake

Here you can see your original stake and the payout amount.

5. Points difference

The points difference shows the distance between the current level 1 mid-price and your Countdown price.

6. Live Countdown chart

Tap any open position to see a live chart showing the progress of your Countdown. Again, coloured shading shows if you're winning or losing.

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Countdown history

1. Closed positions

Tap 'History' to view the outcome of your completed Countdown trades.

2. Countdown outcome

You can instantly see if the Countdown resulted in a win, a loss or a draw.

3. Settled position charts

Select any closed trade within the history tab to view a chart showing your Countdown entry point, the expiry point and the price action in between.

4. Payouts

The payout amount is shown in green for a win and blue for a draw. No payout is shown for losses.

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