There's a lot to consider when you're choosing the right trading
partner, so we've outlined our key strengths below.
Discover why you should choose us.
You're at the heart of all we do
Our goal is to provide you with the ultimate trading experience. We're passionate about online trading, constantly innovating and looking to improve the way our clients invest in financial markets.
Value for money
We aim to provide competitive and reliable pricing. Our CFD accounts offer attractive spreads right across our product range, from 0.7 points on EUR/USD, 1 point on key indices like the UK 100 and Germany 30, and 0.3 points on Gold. Our margin rates start from 0.2% for forex and indices, 0.5% for commodities and 3% for shares. Our stockbroking accounts offer Australia’s lowest online rate from just $9.90 or 0.075% and officially Australia’s best value.^
More trading opportunities
With over 10,000 CFD markets to trade across forex, indices, commodities, shares, ETFs and treasuries*, as well as a wide range of stockbroking investment products, we give you the chance to develop a diverse portfolio, increasing your potential trading opportunities.
Our intuitive platform
Our Next Generation CFD platform, standard and Pro stockbroking platforms are our unique, pioneering online trading platforms. We have already won multiple awards across these platforms but we're not stopping there – we consistently make improvements and add new functionality, products and tools to the platforms to enhance your trading experience.
Dynamic charting capability
Our award-winning ** charts provide a host of features to support your chart analysis, including multiple chart types, over 80 technical indicators and drawing tools, a pattern recognition feature and our chart forum community.
Enter and exit trades in a flash with our cutting-edge technology. There are multiple order types available, so you can control exactly when and how your trades are executed. For example, our 1-Click CFD Trading feature allows you to place a trade almost instantly, while for enhanced order management you can set boundaries to control any potential slippage in the market.
We've developed an extensive range of risk management features to help you manage trading risk effectively, helping to secure potential profits and minimise losses. If you want 100% certainty that a CFD trade will close at an exact price if it moves against you, we offer guaranteed stop-loss orders (GSLOs) for a premium. The premium is refunded in full if the GSLO is not triggered. Alternatively our stockbroking platform offers unlimited linked and conditional orders to ensure that you’re better able to manage your exit and entry points.
As a high-volume trader, we know you take your trading seriously and require the best from your provider. Our premium traders have access to exclusive client events, workshops and forms as well as a more personalised trading experience with direct access to a dedicated member of our sales trading team. Market-leading rebates are also available for high-volume traders.
Sharpen your skills
No matter your level of trading experience, our dedicated range of education resources can help you learn more, while our step-by-step guides will help you make the most of our advanced trading platform.
Security of funds
All retail client money is held in trust or segregated client bank accounts. CMC Markets only uses its own funds for hedging which exceeds the requirements of the Australian Client Money Rules.
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
Licensed and regulated
As an ASIC-regulated broker we adhere to the Australian Client Money Rules and the regulations. By holding retail client funds in trust or segregated client bank accounts, entirely separate from CMC Markets' own money, we meet and exceed the requirements of the Australian Client Money Rules and regulations.
Over 27 years' experience
Since launching in 1989, we have become one of the world's leading CFD and stockbroking providers. Among the pioneers of the industry and with over 27 years' experience, you can be confident that when you're trading with us, you're trading with experts.
In the last two years alone we've won over 50 awards, recognising the quality of our service and dedication to delivering innovation and technology to our clients, through our Next Generation web-based trading platform and native mobile apps.
Additionally our stockbroking platforms have continued to provide outstanding value and satisfaction having won Australia’s Best Value Broker for ten years in a row by Canstar and most recently our Pro platform being awarded the 2016 ABA100 Winner for Business Innovation in The Australian Business Awards.^
Best feature-packed Non-Bank Online Broker
Best of the Best 2021
Best feature-packed Non-Bank Online Broker
Best of the Best 2020
Broker of the Year
Product numbers may vary and are accurate for November 2015
**Awarded 'Customer Service Team of the Year - small team', CSIA Australian Customer service awards 2018. Awarded ‘Overall satisfaction,’ ‘Value for money’ and ‘Customer service’, Investment Trends 2017 Australia CFD Report; ‘Risk management’, ‘Education materials/programs’ and ‘Trading ideas/strategies’, Investment Trends 2017 Australia Reports CFD & FX. Awarded ‘Best CFD Broker’ Finance Magnates 2017. Awarded ‘Best Online Trading Platform’ and ‘Financial Services Provider of the Year’, 2016 Shares Awards.
^CANSTAR Online Share Trading Best Value Australia 2011-2020. CANSTAR Online Share Trading Outstanding Value Australia, casual investor 2011-2020. No. 1 for Platform Functionality and Value for Money in 2016 by Investment Trends,by own client satisfaction. Investment Trends 2016 First Half Online Broking Report, based on a survey of over 15,000 investors/traders.