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Improve your trading skills with our award-winning platform*

  • Practise trading across thousands of instruments, including FX, indices and commodities
  • Powerful charting and innovative trading tools
  • Practise on the move with our mobile and tablet apps
  • Award-winning support around the clock, whenever the markets are open**
  • News and insight from our team of global market analysts
CMC Markets
CMC Markets

Value for money

We offer competitive and reliable pricing, with tight spreads and low margins^. Trade CFDs on key FX pairs like EUR/USD from 0.7 points, 1 point on major indices like the UK 100, and 0.3 points on Gold. Our margin rates start from 0.20% for FX and index CFDs.

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More opportunities

CFD trading offers you the ability to diversify your portfolio, with leveraged trading on a huge range of forex, indices, commodities and treasuries.

CMC Markets

Over 25 years' experience

Since launching in 1989, we've become one of the world's leading CFD trading and spread betting providers. As one of the industry’s pioneers, you can be confident that when you're trading CFDs with us, you're trading with one of the best in the business.

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Intuitive platform

Our unique online CFD trading platform, Next Generation, has already won multiple awards and we’re consistently working on new functionality, products and tools to enhance your CFD trading experience.

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Multiple award-winners

We have won over 50 awards worldwide since 2013 – a recognition of the quality of our service, and dedication to delivering innovation and technology through our web-based trading platform and native mobile apps.

98% of calls answered in under 20 seconds

When there's a market open, we are too

What is CFD trading?

Find out more about CFD trading

What are CFDs?

A CFD is a cash-settled leveraged product that tracks the price movement of a financial market, such as indices, forex, commodities, shares and treasuries. A key feature of trading leveraged products is that as you only have to put down a small deposit for a much larger market exposure, and as such it has the potential to magnify profits as well as losses, which can exceed deposits.

When you trade CFDs, you don’t buy or sell the underlying asset or product. Instead, you speculate on whether the price of that product will rise or fall. We offer CFDs on thousands of global instruments and you can buy or sell a number of units depending on whether you think prices will go up or down. 

For every point the price moves in your favour, you gain multiples of the number of units you have bought or sold. For every point the price moves against you, you make a loss. 

Why trade CFDs with CMC Markets?

  • Access thousands of global CFD instruments
  • Practise on our award-winning Next Generation platform and mobile apps
  • Build your risk management skills with our range of stop orders including guaranteed stop-loss orders

Open a free CFD trading demo account today

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Open a free CFD trading demo account

Losses can exceed deposits on a live account

Trade CFDs with a reputed global provider


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Open a free CFD trading demo account

Losses can exceed your deposits on a live account

Winner 2016

Financial Services Provider of the Year

Shares Awards

Winner 2016

Best Online Trading Platform

Shares Awards

Winner 2016

Best Forex Trading Platform

UK Forex Awards

Winner 2016

Top Trading Platform for Charting

Canadian Society of Technical Analysts

Winner 2016

Best CFD Education Tools

ADVFN International
Financial Awards

Winner 2016

Best Mobile/Tablet Application

Online Personal Wealth Awards

Winner 2016

Mobile trading

Investment Trends 2016 UK Leveraged Trading Report

Winner 2016

Platform features

Investment Trends 2016 UK Leveraged Trading Report

Awarded Best Platform Features, based on highest user satisfaction among CFD and FX traders.

Investment Trends 2017 UK Leveraged Trading Report

*Awarded 'Best Platform Features' and 'Best Mobile Trading', based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters, CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2016 UK Leveraged Trading Report; 'Best Online Trading Platform', Shares Awards 2016; 'Best Forex Trading Platform', UK Forex Awards 2016; and 'Best Mobile/Tablet Application', Online Personal Wealth Awards 2016.

**Awarded 'Best Customer Service', based on highest user satisfaction among CFD traders, Investment Trends 2016 UK Leveraged Trading Report and 'Best Forex Customer Service', UK Forex Awards 2015.

^Spreads may widen and margins may increase in volatile markets.