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Invest in over 35,000 domestic and international shares and ETFs from 15 global markets. Plus a wide range of domestic products including Options, mFunds, warrants and more.

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Trade CFDs

Trade contracts for difference (CFDs) on over 12,000+ products including FX Pairs, Indices, Commodities, Shares, Cryptocurrencies, and Treasuries.

Trade on MetaTrader 4, the world’s most popular trading platform

Download MT4 and sign up for an account to trade CFDs with CMC Markets, and experience tight spreads coupled with fast and transparent trade execution in 61ms* on over 200 instruments.

  • Competitive spreads on 200+ instruments including FX pairs, indices, commodities, and cryptos
  • Fast, automated execution, with tier-one market liquidity
  • Local support with over 30 years‘ trading know-how
  • MT4 trading with CMC Markets
    MT4 Android App  MT4 Apple App

    Also available on Windows and Mac.

    *MetaTrader 4 CFD median trade execution time, March 2022. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results, your execution time may differ.

    MetaTrader WebTraderAccess your MT4 trading account from any web browser in the world using CMC Markets MetaTrader WebTrader.

    *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.**Commission charged at 0.0025% per transaction, MT4 charged upfront on opening and closing trades.

    Why trade on MT4 with us?

    More trading opportunities

    Trade 200+ instruments with leverage including 175+ FX pairs, plus all key indices, commodities, and cryptocurrencies with rapid execution speeds.

    No scalping restrictions

    We've set up our MT4 platform with the active trader in mind. Competitive prices and fast and transparent 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 at no cost.

    Fund your account with ease

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

    MT4 tools for sophisticated trading

    Enhance your trading experience on the MetaTrader 4 platform with key insights from a large range of free indicators and add-ons. Download and install our MT4 indicators and add-ons below, and follow the installer instructions.

    Download MT4 add-onsWatch video tutorials

    Trade terminal

    Control every detail of your trades, including advanced order types like breakouts and reversions, and set up alerts based on your account activity.

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    MT4 Advanced functionality

    Mini Terminal

    Use trendlines to calculate your stop-loss and take-profit orders, and automatically calculate stop-losses as a percentage of account value.

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    MT4 Advanced functionality

    Correlation matrix

    Identify symbols with strong or weak correlation over a configurable timeframe and number of bars, for example the last 100 H1 bars.

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    MT4 Advanced functionality

    Alert manager

    Create alerts for various scenarios, such as technical indicator overlaps.

    MT4 Advanced functionality

    Correlation trader

    Track the real-time correlation between two instruments, to minimise the correlation between your open positions and avoid trading the same price action twice over.

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    MT4 Advanced functionality

    Tick chart trader

    Place ultra-fast trades with one click, using the speed-optimised order ticket and keyboard shortcuts for entry and exit.

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    MT4 Advanced functionality


    Autochartist's pattern recognition software continuously scans the market.

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    MT4 Advanced functionality

    Stealth orders

    Ensures that your trades are anonymous and cannot be assigned to a specific strategy.

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    MT4 Advanced functionality

    Beeks VPS

    Access ultra-low latency and minimise system downtime with our virtual private server, which enables traders to run EAs and automated algorithmic strategies on a virtual machine, 24/7.

    MT4 Advanced functionality

    Session map

    View your current local time in relation to live trading sessions, showing the core trading hours when institutional dealers are most active in Sydney, Tokyo, London and New York.

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    MT4 Advanced functionality

    CMC Connect

    Fund your trading account directly from the MT4 terminal, and access a dashboard with access to high-impact economic news releases.

    MT4 Advanced functionality

    Sentiment trader

    Identify buy and sell sentiment from traders across a range of brokers.

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    MT4 AcademyEnhance your trading experience with MT4 with our collection of education and information articles.Read All Articles

    Create your MT4 account



    Complete our simple online application form.


    Set up

    Log in to the MT4 admin portal to set up your account.



    Deposit funds from a debit card or bank transfer. No minimum deposit required.



    Log in to the MT4 platform and connect to the CMC server to start trading.

    Over 30 years' experience

    Hassle-free application

    Start trading in no time with a straightforward application process.

    No hidden costs

    We're committed to industry-leading spreads and transparent pricing.

    Superior execution & reliability

    Our pioneering technology and local customer service alongside the world renowned MT4 platform is the ideal combination for serious traders.


    You can be sure your trades will be filled with no dealer intervention.

    fill rate

    We fulfil your order without off-quotes, and wherever possible at the price you see.


    We consistently achieve almost 100% core platform uptime, so you can focus on your trading.

    Discover advanced MT4 functionality

    MT4 Advanced functionality
    • Access one-cancels-other order types, and turn trendlines into stop-loss or take-profit orders, with mini terminal
    • Automatically calculate your stop-loss amount as a percentage of your account value, also with mini terminal
    • Hide your entry and exit levels from the market with stealth orders
    • Connect real-time MT4 data into Excel with our Excel RTD plugin
    • Set multiple stop-loss and take-profit orders, for more advanced money management strategies
    • Receive email alerts when key indicator levels are breached
    • Tweet from your MT4 platform for better community connection

    30+ years and 300,000+ clients worldwide

    CMC Markets globally has decades of technical expertise and industry experience​. That’s why more than 300,000 traders across the globe place their confidence in us.

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    New to MetaTrader 4?

    What is MetaTrader 4?

    MetaTrader 4 (MT4), developed by MetaQuotes, is one of the world's most popular forex trading platforms. You can trade CFDs on a range of popular forex pairs, indices and commodities when you trade using MT4 with us.

    MT4 allows you to use automated programs called Expert Advisors (EAs), which monitor the markets and can be set to trade on your behalf. You can build your own program or use an existing EA.

    Learn how to use MetaTrader 4.

    What is the MetaTrader 4 platform?

    MetaTrader 4 or MT4, developed by MetaQuotes, is an online trading platform used to speculate on the price movements of forex, indices and commodities. It’s one of the most popular forex trading platforms available online and can be downloaded on Mac OS, Windows and Android. Find out how to download MT4. MT4 has the advantage of allowing you to use Expert Advisors (EA) to automate trading.

    What is a MetaTrader 4 demo account?

    MetaTrader 4’s demo account with CMC Markets will allow you to experience all MT4 platform features in a risk-free environment. A demo user can practise using the platform and try out trading strategies and techniques with $10,000 of virtual currency. Our MT4 demo account also allows users to become familiar with trading bot automations by using Expert Advisors (EAs).

    Does my MT4 demo account expire?

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

    How do I download MetaTrader 4?

    Find out how to download, install and log in to MT4 on your PC or Mac by visiting our getting started with MT4 guide. Our MetaTrader 4 guide also covers demo accounts, how to fund your MT4 account and general queries.

    Is MT4 available on IOS?

    Yes the MT4 app has been reinstated and is now available again to download from the Apple App Store. MetaQuotes applications are fully compliant with Apple's requirements.

    What are MT4 indicators?

    MetaTrader 4 indicators are powerful tools that play a key role in your technical analysis. Technical indicators analyse previous chart data to forecast future price movements, providing market entry and exit trade signals. You can also download MT4 indicators to get access to 15 technical indicators such as pivot points and renko charts. View our MT4 indicators.

    What are MT4 add-ons?

    MT4 add-ons help create an agile trading platform that adapts to your trading style. Each add-on serves a specific purpose, and can be used alongside technical indicators as part of your trading strategy. We offer 12 MetaTrader 4 add-ons, including mini terminal and sentiment trader. View our MT4 add-ons above.

    What is auto trading on MT4?

    Automated trading or algorithmic trading is one of the most powerful features available on the MT4 platform. It’s a highly-innovative feature, which allows you to test and apply Expert Advisors (EAs) and technical indicators that you’ve built or acquired. Why not practise trading on an MT4 demo account first?

    New to CMC?

    Is it free to open an account?

    There's no cost when opening a demo or live CFD trading account on MT4. 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. 

    What are the costs of CFD trading?

    CFD trading costs include spreads, and holding costs for trades held overnight, which is essentially a fee for the funds you borrow to cover the leveraged portion of the trade. Learn more.

    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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