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  • Receive a $250 CAD referral bonus when you open a live trading account using the account opening buttons below
  • Award-winning platform with powerful charting and innovative trading tools*
  • 14 years in Canada as a registered broker
  • Trade on thousands of instruments including forex, indices, commodities & shares
  • Trilingual support, education and risk management tools

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Take a position on thousands of instruments the way you want using either our desktop platform, mobile or tablet apps.

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What are CFDs?

A contract for difference (CFD) is a popular form of derivative trading which allows you to trade on the price movements of thousands of global instruments. You can trade on forex, indices, commodities, shares and treasuries.
When you trade CFDs you take a position on whether you think the price of an instrument will rise or fall. You make a profit or loss based on whether or not your prediction was correct. Remember, profits and losses are relative to the full value of your position.

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Is CFD trading for me?

  • Speculate on falling markets
  • Trade using margin
  • Efficient use of capital
  • Easy access to the global markets
  • Diversify your existing portfolio

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How to trade CFDs

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Open a demo or live account
Create a demo or live account via our website or mobile app. If you’re opening a live account, remember to deposit funds.

Choose the instrument you wish to trade
You can trade CFDs on thousands of instruments, including the US 30, EUR/USD, Gold and numerous company shares.

Decide whether you want to buy or sell
Go long (buy) or short (sell) depending on whether you expect prices to rise or fall.

Choose your trade size
Your profit or loss depends on the number of points the trade moves for or against you, multiplied by your stake size.

Place and monitor your trade
Consider placing a stop-loss order before confirming your trade. Monitor your position and close out whenever you want.

What can you trade?

Take a position on thousands of CFD instruments.

  • Forex – choose from over 300 currency pairs, including EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/JPY
  • Indices – speculate on indices including the UK 100, US 30 and Germany 30
  • Commodities – trade on commodities such as Gold, Silver and Brent Crude Oil
  • Shares – choose from over 9,000 shares including Barclays, Apple, Amazon and Facebook
  • Treasuries – trade on treasuries such as Euribor, UK Gilt and US T-Bond

Find out more about what you can trade >

Why CMC?

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Our focus is you

We’re always looking for ways to improve your trading experience

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Intuitive platform

Trade on a user-friendly platform, updated regularly with new functionality

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Value for money

Competitive spreads and low margins

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Multiple award-winners

We’ve won over 50 accolades in the last two years

*Awarded the 2016 Top Trading Platform for Charting by the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts; Best Customer Service, Best Overall Satisfaction, Best Platform Features, Best Mobile Phone/Tablet App and Best Education Materials/Programmes, based on highest user satisfaction among CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2018 UK Leverage Trading Report.