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Trade CFDs with no
hidden fees

Trade with leverage on forex, indices, commodities,
shares and more. Choose from nearly 12,000 instruments on our trading platform.

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Est. 1989
1 million clients
1 million clients globally
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Why committed traders choose CMC

We’ve been dedicated to creating the best in-class trading platform for committed CFD traders for more than 30 years, with competitive spreads, advanced trade functionality and no dealer intervention, regardless of your trade size.

No hidden fees

Trade with tight spreads on nearly 12,000 instruments

Client support

Our support team are available 24/5, Monday to Friday

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Trade CFDs on nearly 12,000 instruments

With 330+ forex pairs, plus a huge range of indices, commodities, shares, ETFs, rates and bonds and fast execution speeds, you can find all your favourites in one place.

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Pricing is indicative. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Year refers to 2023 to date.

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Use the search box below to find your favourite instruments from nearly 12,000 instruments

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Platform charting
Platform order execution
Platform pattern recognition
Platform app

The platform built for CFD traders

Fast execution, precise charting and accurate insights are vital to your success as a trader.


Choose from over 115 technical indicators and drawing tools, more than 70 patterns and 13 in-built chart types.

Advanced order execution

We offer a range of advanced order types, including trailing and guaranteed stop-losses, partial closure, market orders and boundary orders on every trade, so you have the flexibility to trade your way.

Pattern recognition scanner

Mobile app


Best White Label Provider

2020 Global Forex Awards B2B


Best Retail CFDs Broker

2020 Finance Magnates Awards


Best White Label Solution

2020 Finance Magnates Awards


New to CMC Markets?

Is it free to open an account?

There’s no cost when opening a live CFD account. You can also view prices and use tools such as charts, Reuters news or Morningstar quantitative equity reports, free of charge. However, you will need to deposit funds in your account to place a trade. You can find out more about the costs of placing a trade here

Is CMC Markets regulated in Canada?

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. acting as principal.

How does CMC Markets protect my money?

As a CMC client, your money is held separately from CMC Markets’ own money and is held on trust in segregated bank accounts with a Canadian bank. This account is opened and maintained in the name of CMC Markets Canada Inc. We do not use client money to hedge our positions or to meet the trading obligations of other customers. This offers you financial security and you can rest assured that your money with us is protected.

How does CMC Markets make money?

Our income primarily comes from our spreads, while other fees, such as overnight holding costs, make a minor contribution to our overall revenue.

We never aim to profit from our clients' losses. Our aim is to build long-term relationships by providing the best possible trading experience through our technology and customer service.

What can I trade on with CMC?

You can trade on nearly 12,000 instruments with CMC Markets. You can see a list of all our popular markets and instruments here

New to trading CFDs?

What are CFDs?

Contracts for difference (CFDs) are derivative products which enable you to trade on the price movement of underlying financial assets (such as forex, indices, commodities, shares and treasuries).

A CFD is an agreement to exchange the difference in the value of an asset from the time the contract is opened until the time at which it's closed. With a CFD you never actually own the asset or instrument you have chosen to trade, but you can still benefit if the market moves in your favour, or make a loss should the market move against you.

What’s the difference between trading CFDs and share trading?

The main difference between CFD trading and share trading is that you don't own the underlying share when you trade on a share CFD. With CFDs, you never actually buy or sell the underlying asset that you’ve chosen to trade, but you can still benefit if the market moves in your favour, or make a loss if it moves against you. However, with traditional share trading you enter a contract to exchange the legal ownership of the shares for money, and you own this equity.

Why trade CFDs?

When trading CFDs, it’s important to understand the risks associated with financial trading in general, as well as the risks that are specific to trading CFDs. The main risks associated with trading CFDs relate to trading with leverage, account close-out, market volatility and market gapping.
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Where can I learn more about trading CFDs?

Our learn section offers a comprehensive introduction to trading CFDs. From understanding leverage to trading CFDs examples, risk-management tips, developing an effective trading CFDs strategy and more.
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Where can I find market news and insight?

Stay on top of breaking economic news events and discover what's moving the financial markets with commentary, video and webinars from our global market analysts.
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The number of products available in each market may vary but are correct at the time of publication.
Join 275,000 global traders with CMC – we’re committed to your success †310,363 active clients, CMC Markets financial year 2021-2022. Active clients represent those individual clients who have traded with or held CFD or spread bet positions, or who traded on the stockbroking platform, on at least one occasion during the financial year.