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CFD trading

CFD traders can access exclusive benefits with ALPHA, which is designed to provide priority service for high-volume traders.

Alpha CFD features

  • Dedicated account manager

    Dedicated account manager

    Enjoy a more personalised trading experience with support from your own dedicated account manager. Gain insights from regular market updates, experienced traders and exclusive trader education.

  • Exclusive seminars and events

    Exclusive seminars and events

    As a premium trader, you'll have access to exclusive events, workshops and forums, in addition to our regular in-house and online seminars. Enjoy exclusive admittance to social trader events, tailored for high-volume traders.

  • Varied order execution

    Competitive market rebates

    If you trade in high volumes you can qualify for our competitive monthly cash rebates^. Our multi-asset class rebate structure means that the more you trade, the higher your rewards.

  • Free access to our Pro platform


    Our pricing ladder technology allows you to see live volumes available at each price level. Ensure your execution isn't compromised with our transparent pricing model, which helps you determine when to enter and exit a trade.

Alpha trading criteria

CFDs trading criteria

In order to qualify as an Alpha CFD trader you will need to meet a minimum monthly trade volume for at least one asset class ranging forex, indices, commodities, shares and treasuries

CFD rebates

If you trade in high volumes on forex, indices, commodities or shares, you can qualify for market-leading monthly cash rebates^. Our rebate structure means that the more you trade, the higher your rewards. During our 2017-18 financial year, we paid out £15.7 million (roughly CAD $27.6 million) in rebates to our clients globally.


Rebate tiersMonthly notional value of FX trades (CAD)Rebate provided per million notional value (CAD)
Level 1$12.5M - $199.99M*$5
Level 2$200M - $299.99M*$7
Level 3$300M* and above$10

Note: *M denotes million (CAD)


Rebate tiersMonthly notional value of indices trades (CAD)Rebate provided per million notional value (CAD)
Level 1$20M - $99.99M*$2
Level 2$100M - $199.99M*$5
Level 3$200M* and above$7

Note: *M denotes million (CAD)


Rebate tiersMonthly notional value of commodity trades (CAD)Rebate provided per million notional value (CAD)
Level 1$2.5 - $19.99M*$3
Level 2$20M - $29.99M*$5
Level 3$30M* and above$7

Note: *M denotes million (CAD)


Rebate tiersMonthly notional value of share trades (CAD)% of commission
Level 1$0.75M - $5.99M*10%
Level 2$6M - $9.99M*20%
Level 3$10M* and above30%

Note: *M denotes million (CAD)

Meet our team

Your sales trader is a highly-skilled resource, available to provide you with dealing support, advanced trader education and in-depth data analysis.

  • Eric Chang

    Eric Chang

  • Felix Wong

    Felix Wong

Brought to you by CMC Markets

With almost 30 years' experience, we already provide an award-winning trading platform and customer service* to 80,000+ clients globally. Our ALPHA offering is designed to give our high-volume CFD traders dedicated priority service.

* †Awarded the “2016 Top Trading Platform for Charting” by the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts; Awarded 'Best Trading Platform Features', based on highest user satisfaction among CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2017 UK Leveraged Trading Report; 'Best Online Trading Platform', Shares Awards 2017; and 'Best Forex Trading Platform', UK Forex Awards 2017.

^ We offer competitive monthly cash rebates for clients who trade in high volumes and if you meet our monthly notional value requirements for one asset class, you automatically qualify for monthly rebates for all asset classes; conditions apply.

CMC Markets Canada Inc. is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. CFDs are distributed in Canada by CMC Markets Canada Inc. dealer and agent of CMC Markets UK plc. Trading CFDs involve a high degree of risk and investors should be prepared for the risk of losing their entire investment and losing further amounts. CFD trading is available in jurisdictions in which CMC Markets is registered or exempt from registration, and, in the province of Alberta is available to Accredited Investors only. CMC Markets is an execution only dealer and does not provide investment advice or recommendations regarding the purchase or sale of any CFD. For full details of our fees please refer to our rates schedule. CMC Markets is remunerated through the spread which is the difference between the bid and ask price. Commission and holding costs may also apply.

CMC Markets Canada Inc. est membre de l'Organisme canadien de réglementation du commerce des valeurs mobilières et membre Fonds canadien de protection des épargnants. Les CFD sont distribués au Canada par CMC Markets Canada Inc. marchand et agent de CMC Markets UK plc. Les négociations de CFD comportent un degré élevé de risque et les investisseurs doivent être prêts pour le risque de perdre la totalité de leur investissement et de perdre des montants supplémentaires. Les CFD sont disponible dans les juridictions dans lesquelles CMC Markets est enregistrement ou a une exemption d'enregistrement, et, dans la province de l'Alberta est à la disposition des investisseurs qualifiés seulement. CMC Markets est un courtier d'exécution des ordres uniquement. CMC Markets ne fournit pas de conseils d'investissement ou recommandations concernant l'achat ou la vente de CFD. Pour tous les détails de nos honoraires veuillez-vous référer à notre grille tarifaire. CMC Markets est rémunéré par l’écart, qui est la différence entre le cours acheteur et vendeur. Commission et les coûts de possession peuvent également appliquer.

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