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Shares trading

Trade CFDs on over 10,000 shares with leverage, on our award-winning platform. With tight spreads, lightning-fast execution and customer support whenever the markets are open. 

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

Your favourites in one place

Trade CFDs on over 10,000 shares, including the most popular US stocks.

Professional research

Free access to quantitative equity analysis from Morningstar.

Minimal slippage

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

99.8% fill rate^

No partial fills or dealer intervention, regardless of your trading size.

Local customer support

Our support team is available whenever the markets are open.

No currency risk

Avoid the risk of currency fluctuations which may otherwise impact returns.

Over 10,000 shares

Get exposure to the world’s largest companies from Apple to Tesla via CFDs, with spreads from as low as 0.10 points.

Other popular instruments

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

Our share trading costs and fees

Whatever you trade on, costs matter. That’s why we’re committed to competitive pricing and transparency across all of our products, whether you trade CFDs on major indices like the AUS 200 or penny stocks.

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EXCLUSIVE TO CMC

Looking for an opportunity? We've analysed the trends driving the market and grouped shares into topical buckets like Driverless Cars or Renewable Energy, allowing you to trade CFDs across a trending theme with a single position.

The platform built for trading on shares

Fast execution, exclusive insights and accurate signals are vital to your success when you spread bet or trade CFDs on shares.

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, and overlay them on to your charts to alert you to potentially emerging trends.

Client sentiment

Our client sentiment tool shows you where traders are bullish and where they’re bearish, based on real-time trades. Identify trends based on how that sentiment changes over time across our whole client base or just our top traders.

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Industry-leading charting

WINNER2019

Best Educational Resources

2021 Global Forex Awards

WINNER2019

Best Mobile Trading Platform/App

2021 Global Forex Awards

WINNER2018

Best Technology Provider

2021 Global Forex Awards

Powerful trading when you're on the move 

Trade like you’re on a desktop, from 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 live 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 are the costs of trading on indices?

There are a number of costs to consider when CFD trading, including spread costs, holding costs (for trades held overnight which is essentially a fee for the funds you borrow to cover the leveraged portion of the trade), rollover costs for expired forward trades, and guaranteed stop-loss order charges (if you use this risk-management tool). Find out more about our costs

Is CMC Markets regulated?

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 share trading?

What is share trading?

Share trading in the underlying market is the buying and selling of company shares with the aim of making a profit. Shares represent a portion of ownership of a public company. At CMC Markets, we offer the opportunity to trade CFDs on shares, so you don’t actually own the underlying share.

What is leveraged trading?

One of the features of CFD trading 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.

How does trading CFDs on shares actually work?

When you trade CFDs on shares on our platform, you don’t buy or sell the underlying share. Instead, you’re taking a position on whether you think the company’s share price will go up or down.

With CFD trading, you buy or sell a number of units for a particular instrument. For every point or unit that the price moves in your favour, you gain multiples of your stake, and vice versa.