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Trade 330+ forex pairs with leverage on our award-winning CFD platform. Enjoy tight spreads, lightning-fast execution and the highest-rated customer service in the industry.

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Est. 1989
1 million clients
1 million clients globally
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More than a forex trading platform

We've got your pair

More forex pairs than any other broker*. If you want it, we've probably got it.

Precision pricing

We combine 8 feeds from tier-one banks, to get you our most accurate price.

Minimal slippage

With fully automated, lightning-fast execution in 0.0045 seconds**.

99.7% fill rate^

No dealer intervention, regardless of your trading size.

Local customer support

Our support team is available whenever the markets are open.

No partial fills

Get the trade you want – we don’t reject or partially fill trades based on size.

More FX pairs than anyone else

Get exposure to over 330 currency pairs on the world’s most liquid market. Trade on favourites like AUD, USD and EUR through to less popular currencies like the Turkish lira and Norwegian krone with spreads from as low as 0.7 pips.

Other popular pairs

Pricing is indicative. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

See our competitive forex costs

Whether you trade the majors, minors, movers or our forex indices, costs are important. That’s why we’re committed to being transparent with our pricing across the industry’s widest range of instruments – see the pricing for our most popular forex pairs below.

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Trade on forex indices

EXCLUSIVE TO CMC

Expecting big news from the White House? Our forex indices are a collection of related, strategically-selected pairs, grouped into a single basket. Trade on our 12 baskets of FX pairs, including the CMC USD Index.

Forex indices

The platform built for forex trading

Fast execution, precise charting and accurate insights are vital to your success as a forex trader. Our award-winning trading platform was built with the successful forex trader in mind.

Pattern recognition scanner

We automatically scan over 120 of our most popular instruments every 15 minutes for emerging and completed chart patterns, such as wedges, channels and head & shoulders formations.

Advanced order execution

We offer a range of advanced order types, including trailing and guaranteed stop losses, partial closure, market orders and boundary orders on every trade, so you have the flexibility to trade your way.

Award-winning app

Industry-leading charting

WINNER2020

Best White Label Provider

2020 Global Forex Awards B2B

WINNER2020

Best Retail CFDs Broker

2020 Finance Magnates Awards

WINNER2020

Best White Label Solution

2020 Finance Magnates Awards

Powerful trading wherever you are

Trade like you’re on a desktop, on your mobile. Our award-winning mobile trading app allows you to seamlessly open and close trades, track your positions, set-up notifications and analyse mobile optimised charts.

FAQs

New to trading?

Is it free to open an account?

There's no cost when opening a CFD trading account. You can also view prices and use tools such as charts, Reuters news or Morningstar quantitative equity reports, free of charge. However, you will need to deposit funds in your account to place a trade. You can find out more about the costs of placing a trade here

What is the minimum trade size for forex?

You can see the minimum trade size for all instruments on the platform, in the 'Product overview' section. 

Is CMC Markets regulated by the ASIC?

CMC Markets Asia Pacific Pty Limited is regulated by ASIC for the provision of derivative products, AFSL No. 238054. CMC Markets Stockbroking Limited is regulated by ASIC for the provision of stockbroking services, AFSL No. 246381.

How does CMC Markets protect my money?

As a CMC client, your money is held separately from CMC Markets' own funds, so that under property, trust and insolvency law, your money is protected. Therefore your money is unavailable to general creditors of the firm, if the firm fails.

How does CMC Markets make money?

Our income primarily comes from our spreads, while other fees, such as overnight holding costs, make a minor contribution to our overall revenue.

We never aim to profit from our clients' losses. Our aim is to build long-term relationships by providing the best possible trading experience through our technology and customer service.

New to forex trading?

What is forex?

FX trading, also known as foreign exchange trading, or forex trading, is the exchange of different currencies on a decentralised global market. It's one of the largest and most liquid financial markets in the world. Forex trading involves the simultaneous buying and selling of the world's currencies on this market.
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How to trade forex?

When trading forex, you speculate on whether the price of one currency will rise or fall against another. For example, if you believe that the value of the Australian dollar will rise, relative to the value of the US dollar, you would go ahead and trade the AUD/USD pair. 

Forex trade examples?

To help you understand how forex trading works, view our CFD examples, which takes you through both buying and selling scenarios.
See forex example

What is margin in forex?

Forex margin rates are usually expressed as a percentage, with forex margin requirements typically starting at around 3.3% in the UK for major foreign exchange currency pairs. Your FX broker’s margin requirement shows you the leverage you can use when trading forex with that broker. 

What is leveraged trading?

One of the advantages of trading CFDs is that you only need to deposit a percentage of the full value of your position to open a trade, known as trading on leverage. Remember, trading on leverage can also amplify losses, so it’s important to manage your risk.