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Choose from thousands of products to trade as CFDs including shares, indices, FX, commodities and treasuries with an award‑winning* provider
Access over 10'000 instruments
Trade anywhere with our native iPhone, iPad and Android™ apps
Earn cash rebates when you trade**
Margins starting from just 0.20%
Automated execution; no dealer intervention
Share CFD commissions as low as 0.10% and 2 cents on US & Canada shares
CFD trading offers a flexible alternative to speculating on the price movements of financial markets.
When you trade CFDs, you don’t buy or sell the underlying asset (e.g. a physical share); instead you take a position on whether the price of a product will go up or down in value. This means you’re able to take advantage of falling as well as rising markets.
CFDs are traded on margin, meaning that you can take a position on an instrument without having to pay for the full value of the position, only a percentage is required as deposit. However, when trading on margin any losses incurred are based on the full value of the position, which means you could lose more than any capital deposited. At CMC Markets, our margins start from just 0.20%. Additionally, CFDs are free from stamp duty^.
We understand our clients’ needs and that’s evident in the number of awards we’ve won over the past few years. With awards spanning the excellence of our trading platform, mobile trading apps and dedicated education material, we’re equipped to provide you with a quality trading experience. We’re constantly striving to provide the best possible experience for our clients and we believe this is just one of the reasons we were awarded ‘Financial Services Provider of the Year 2014’ at the Shares Awards.
CFD trading with us gives you the opportunity to speculate on over 10,000 financial markets, with the flexibility to go long or short on currency pairs, stock indices, shares, commodities and treasuries. We offer very competitive spreads, including from 0.7 points on EUR/USD and from 1 point on the UK 100.
Since we were established over 25 years ago, we’ve been putting our clients at the heart of everything we do. Our award-winning* Next Generation web-based and mobile platforms demonstrate how we’ve continually improved based on client feedback. The platform offers a huge range of technical indicators and advanced tools to support your trading, like client sentiment, pattern recognition scanner, market calendar, Reuters, price alerts and much more besides.
We offer very competitive spreads right across our product range. For example, our spreads start from 0.7 points on major FX pairs; 1 point on key indices like the Germany 30 and 1.4 points on the US 30; 0.4 points on Gold and 3.5 points on both Brent and West Texas Crude Oil.
Our aim is to deliver tight spreads regardless of market volatility, to give you the best pricing we can. We also publish a weekly update of the typical spreads you can expect on our most popular currency pairs.
The Next Generation trading platform has been designed and developed to hand over as much execution control to the user as possible. For example, our 1-Click Trading feature comes with automatic execution and no dealer intervention, while for enhanced order management you can set boundaries to control any potential slippage in the market.
Identifying opportunities to trade as they occur is an essential and difficult skill to master, but we’ve developed a range of tools and features to help. These include:
Our extensive range of risk management features have been developed to help you manage risk efficiently, helping to secure potential profits and minimise losses. Use stop loss orders to specify a price at which your trade will be closed out if the market moves against you, or trailing stop loss orders, which are similar to stop loss orders but can lock in some profit should the market move in an unfavourable direction.
Alternatively, you can attach a guaranteed stop loss order (GSLO) to a trade for a premium cost if you want 100% certainty that you will be closed out at an exact price specified by you, regardless of market volatility or gapping. All risk management features can be amended directly from the charts on our Next Generation platform.
Next Generation is CMC Markets’ multi award-winning* trading platform custom built with you, the trader in mind. Trade and manage positions directly from charts, access over 80 technical indicators and drawing tools, use automated pattern recognition and be part of our chart forum community.
Next Generation is web-based and you can also trade on the move without losing control, through our native iPhone, iPad and Android™ apps.
Connect, learn and share your technical and charting analysis with our online trading community; debate your views and invite discussion via our trading forum. Browse, rate and comment on other traders' analysis across all products and seamlessly copy their work on to your live charts with just one click.
Our dedicated Client Management team is available to give you comprehensive support around the clock. If you ever happen to experience any technical, trading or account difficulties, you can quickly and easily get in touch with one of our highly-trained team.
We aim to offer you the complete package, so as well as an award-winning* platform, competitive spreads and dedicated support, we will also reward you for trading with us.
Clients who trade in high volumes and meet our monthly notional value requirements for an asset class will automatically qualify for monthly rebates.
CMC Markets is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and complies with the FCA’s Client Assets (CASS) rules to ensure all retail client funds are segregated. Please view our client money page for further details.