International investing

We give you access to the global markets through a variety of investment vehicles so you can capitalise on opportunities from all over the world to develop a truly diversified investment portfolio.

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What is international investing?

International investing is a strategy that involves investing in international instruments such as exchange-traded funds, American Depository Receipts, mutual funds, currency exchange rates or even emerging markets and foreign equity markets.  

Why trade internationally?

Having the ability to trade internationally opens up a world of investment opportunities that may be far more diverse and abundant than those in your local market. Globalisation has opened up international markets, meaning that it's now possible to trade on instruments in regions and economies that may be outperforming local instruments due to factors like a weakening stock market or national downturn. 

International investing with CMC Markets

With a CMC Markets Stockbroking account you get access to both domestic and international markets. You can invest internationally through a variety of investment options, including:

SSX-listed securities

With the ability to trade the Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX) – previously APX – you’ll have access to investment opportunities in growth-orientated companies across Australian and Asian equity markets.

mFunds

mFunds provide access to unlisted managed funds that incorporate different asset classes and market sectors without the wrap platform costs and associated paperwork. They also provide easy access to international markets without the usual expense. Learn more

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

Access the global market and achieve diversification with exchange-traded funds (ETFs). ETFs can provide you with exposure to all the companies within a specific index in one transaction, allowing you to track companies within a certain sector or country. ETFs can be easily traded, much like shares, and are generally considered to be low-cost funds when compared to other unlisted managed funds. Learn more

Listed investment companies

Listed investment companies (LICs) are an alternative to mFundsmanaged funds and ETFs, but still provide investors with access to both Australian and international assets. Learn more

CFDs

With contracts for difference (CFDs) you can access international markets by trading on price movements of products such as shares, indices, commodities, currency exchange rates and treasuries across a range of global markets. Learn more

What’s the difference between CFD and share trading?

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Awards that stand for value and service

CMC Markets officially offers the best value in Australia* when it comes to share trading. You get the lowest brokerage available, alongside powerful trading tools, great service and a rewarding frequent trader program.

CMC Markets
  • Best Value Australia, CANSTAR Online Share Trading award 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016*
  • Outstanding Value Australia Casual Investor, CANSTAR Online Share Trading 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016*
  • 2016 ABA100 Winner for Business Innovation in The Australian Business Awards for our Pro platform
  • The highest satisfaction rating for value for money, active trader platform, brokerage and charting, Investment Trends 2016**
  • Cheapest Online Broker, Money magazine Best of the Best award 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Cheapest Online Broker, Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Award 2011, 2012 and 2013

*CANSTAR Online Share Trading Best Value Australia 2011-2016. CANSTAR Online Share Trading Outstanding Value Australia, Casual Investor 2011-2016. CANSTAR Online Share Trading Outstanding Value Australia, Active Investor 2013
** By own client satisfaction. Investment Trends 2016 First Half Online Broking Report, based on a survey of over 15,000 investors/traders.

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