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Trade forex from 0.0 pips with FX Active

Get fully transparent execution and pure price action, including FX spreads from 0.0 pips on six major pairs, and low commission is charged at a fixed rate of 0.0025% per transaction, with our new FX Active account, available on our enhanced MetaTrader 4 and Next Generation platforms.

*A minimum spread is the lowest spread that will be shown on the given product. Minimum spread will vary subject to after-hours trading. If the underlying market spread widens throughout the trading day, or you are trading out of hours, the platform spread may also widen. The spreads shown are for the first price available for the average market trade sizes in the relevant product. The spread will widen for larger trade sizes, see our platform for more information.

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How to sign up to FX Active


Choose your platform - CMC Next Generation or MT4.


Select the FX Active account option.


Complete our online application form.

Why trade FX Active on MT4 with us?

FX Spreads from 0.0 pips

Ultra-tight FX spreads from 0.0 pips on six major forex pairs, plus save with a 25% spread discount (when compared to our standard pricing) on all other FX pairs, and commission at a fixed rate of 0.0025% per transaction, charged upfront on opening and closing trades.

No scalping restrictions

We’ve set up our MT4 platform with the active trader in mind. Competitive prices and fast execution make it especially appealing for short-term traders.

Unrestricted trading

There are no minimum stop-loss or take-profit restrictions – a key requirement for high-volume traders.

Hedge your positions

You can open an opposite, related, or alternative trade, with no interruption for traders using Expert Advisors (EAs).

Free premium indicators and EA’s

Hone your technical analysis and tap into our suite of additional premium MT4 indicators and EAs, included at no cost.

Fund your account with ease

Deposit funds real-time into your trading account via a number of convenient payment methods.

Why FX Active?

Trade raw spreads from 0.0 pips on six major FX pairs including AUD/USD, NZD/USD and USD/JPY

Benefit from low commissions at a fixed rate of 0.0025% per transaction^

Trading on pure price action ensures wholly transparent order execution

Trade on as many as 300+ FX instruments on Next Generation, or 175+ FX pairs on MT4

^MT4 commissions are charged upfront for opening and closing trades.


What is FX Active?

FX Active is an account designed for high-volume traders, who want to get even more from their forex trading. It features tighter spreads and a fixed rate commission, enabling pure price transparency. As well as trading on over 300+ FX pairs though CMC’s Next Generation platform, or 175+ FX pairs through the MT4 platform, all other non-FX instruments are also available to trade in the same way as with a standard CFD account.

Which currency pairs are available with an FX Active account?

On our Next Generation trading platform, there are more than 330 forex instruments to trade, while on MT4 with us, you can trade on over 175 FX pairs.

Which markets can I trade on with an FX Active account?

With an FX Active account, you can trade on all the markets and instruments available on our standard CFD platform. So as well as FX on our Next Generation platform, you can trade on indices, commodities, shares, ETFs, share baskets, forex indices, cryptocurrencies, plus rates and bonds. Through MT4 platform, you can also trade on indices, commodities, and cryptocurrencies. Note that only AUD/USD, EUR/USD, GBP/USD, NZD/USD, USD/CAD, and USD/JPY have spreads from 0.0 pips.

What are the costs with an FX Active account?

FX Active has fully transparent commissions across all forex pairs at 0.0025% per transaction, as well as minimum spreads from 0.0 pips on six major FX pairs, and a 25% spread reduction compared with our standard CFD account on all the other currency pairs we offer. MT4 commissions are charged upfront for opening and closing trades.

There is also a holding cost for trades held overnight, which is essentially a fee for the funds you borrow to cover the leveraged portion of the trade.

How does Commission work with FX Active?

Commission is charged at a fixed rate of 0.0025% per transaction. This works out at US$2.50 per US$100,000 worth of currency trade so US$5 to open and close a trade at this volume. MT4 commissions are charged upfront for opening and closing trades.

Do you have a demo account?

Yes, you can practise trading with our FX Active demo account.

What is an FX Active demo account?

A demo account allows you to experience the platform’s wide range of innovative features and tools in a risk-free environment. You can practise trading on your favourite instruments and try out trading strategies and techniques with $10,000 of virtual currency. Our MT4 demo account also allows users to become familiar with algorithmic trading by using Expert Advisors.

Do demo accounts expire?

Our Next Generation platform demo account remains open once created. MT4 demo accounts remain active provided you log in to the platform at least once every 30 days. If you don't log in within that timeframe, your MT4 demo account will automatically be closed. You can set up a new account again at any time in the future.

Is it free to open an account?

There's no cost for opening a demo or live FX Active account on either our Next Generation or MT4 platform. You can also view prices and use tools such as charts, free of charge. You’ll need to deposit funds in your account to place a trade.

Is CMC Markets regulated by ASIC?

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

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 overall revenue.

Our aim is to build long-term relationships by providing the best possible trading experience through our technology and customer service.

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