All your strategies together in one account:
equities & forex swing & day hedging & investment long & short tech & pharma

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Introducing Dynamic Trading – the home of all your trading strategies

Trading often means running and maintaining several strategies at once – Trading Books just made it a lot easier to execute and manage multiple strategies all from a single account.

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Segregated strategies

Segregate multiple strategies within one account using Trading Books, so your swing trading strategy doesn’t need to get in the way of your long-term positions.

Choose your leverage

Control your risk. With customised margin you can choose the leverage ratio on your Trading Book.

Reduced costs

You won’t pay for holding costs on money you haven’t borrowed. With Dynamic Trading, you only pay interest on your net borrowings and not your full position size. Plus, avoid currency conversion fees when you add instruments of the same currency as your Trading Book.

How Trading Books work

Trading Books are designed to allow you to trade all your different strategies in one place, whether that’s short term on a single instrument, or longer term on a custom index.

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Create your new Trading Book

Create a new Trading Book, set the name, add funds and simply drag and drop one or more instrument in.

Set weighting

If you’re adding more than one instrument, use the slider to control the weighting of each instrument in your index.


Toggle the direction of your trade on each instrument and then set the value and leverage amounts.

Backtest performance COMING SOON

Backtest your Trading Book against thousands of instruments from our product library over the last 12 months.

Monitor performance

Track the performance of your Trading Book and its components in real-time separately from the rest of your portfolio.

Manage your Trading Book

Add and remove instruments, rebalance weightings or change direction with one simple click to keep ahead of the market.

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Professional leverage on over 11,500 markets

Pro traders benefit from leverage up to 500:1, meaning your investments go further across any of our 11,500 instruments. Remember, your profits and losses are based on the notional value of your positions. See our typical leverage rates below or search our range of markets for your instrument of choice.

Asset class Minimum professional margin Maximum leverage Number of instruments
Shares 3% 33:1 9,000+
FX (major) 0.2% 500:1 100

Why pro traders choose CMC Markets

Some of the reasons serious traders choose CMC Markets include our 30+ years’ experience in the industry, lightning-fast execution, awarding winning platform and FTSE listing.

Personal account manager

Your Sydney-based account manager will be available to support you with your trading when the markets are open, from routine queries to more complex matters.

Built for committed traders

Pioneering technology in our award-winning trading platform* combines institutional grade features with lightning-fast execution**.

Award winning Stockbroking and CFD provider

Our investment and focus is on delivering a superior trading platform, product and service experience for clients.

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Dynamic Trading

Which countries are supported?

Dynamic Trading and Trading Books are currently available only in the UK and Australia.

Can I use funds in my CFD account for Dynamic Trading?

No, you will need to deposit funds to each Trading Book separately. To transfer funds to or from a Trading Book, go to the funding module in the platform.

What happens if there isn’t enough money to fund my Trading Book?

Each Trading Book will be liquidated separately. You will receive liquidation notices via email and platform pop-ups.

Which currencies can I select to fund my Trading Books?

Trading Books can be created in the following currencies: AUD, HKD & USD.

Which products can I trade on with Trading Books?

You can trade on the majority of CFD instruments, except forwards, cryptocurrencies and manual trading instruments.

Is there a limit on how many instruments I can add to a Trading Book?

You can add up to 25 instruments per Trading Book.

Why are some features available on desktop and not mobile?

For initial launch, not all features will be available on both desktop and mobile. Below are the features currently available on desktop and mobile:

Feature Desktop Mobile
Create, save & edit new Trading Book Y N
Allocate & withdraw funds to Trading Book Y N
Choose Trading Book currency Y N
Add & remove instrument from Trading Book Y N
Edit target weighting Y N
Edit direction Y N
Close position Y Y
Close all positions Y Y
Confirm & place market orders Y Y


What order types are currently available?

Market orders are the only order type supported on a Trading Book. The following order types are not currently available:

  • Stop-loss orders, including trailing stop-loss orders
  • Guaranteed stop-loss orders
  • Take-profit orders
  • Limit and stop-entry orders

We are working on adding stop-loss orders for Trading Books and hope to be able to release this feature in the near future.

What is a holding cost offset?

This feature is only available to professional investors. The holding cost offset reduces, up to the full value, an overnight holding cost debit charged on a Trading Book. The holding cost offset contains two components: custom margin offset and interest on cash offset.

a) Custom margin offset: reduces overnight holding cost debit, up to the full value, for which custom margin is provided across all instruments available with Trading Books. This has the effect of charging overnight holding costs based on the borrowed value of the exposure, rather than the full value of the exposure.

b) Interest on cash offset: reduces overnight holding cost debit for which interest is received on the entire credit cash balance of the Trading Book, capped at the exposure of the Trading Book.

What is a pending order?

Where a market order is placed but can’t be executed because the relevant market is not open for trading, the order will be held as a pending market order, to be triggered on market open. A pending market order will be triggered at the first available price on market open.

A pending market order will be displayed on a Trading Book, but it will not be displayed on the orders window. Where a new price is received on market open, the pending market order will be adjusted to the correct number of units.

Can I get access to Dynamic Trading on my demo account to allow me to learn prior to the launch date?

Yes. We will enable both of your existing demo and live account for this feature.

The Information Memorandum mentions Holding Cost Offset. Where can I find the details quoted in the platform as per the Information Memorandum?

Yes, you will be able to see all your trading costs before you place your order. The Holding Cost Offset amount can be viewed in Account History at the end of each day (5pm New York time).

*Awarded 'Best Platform Features', 'Best Charting' and 'Best Research Tools', Investment Trends 2017 Australia CFD & FX Reports; 'Best Platform Reliability', 'Platform easy to use' and 'execution speed', Investment Trends 2017 FX Report. Awarded 'Best Online Trading Platform' and 'Financial Services Provider of the Year', 2016 Shares Awards. Terms & conditions apply, subject to eligibility.
**0.0045 seconds CFD median trade execution time, 2019-2020 CMC Markets financial year.