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  • Trade 10,000+ instruments including forex, indices, commodities & shares 
  • Leveraged trading on rising and falling markets
  • Registered and regulated in Canada
  • Powerful charting and innovative trading tools
  • Trade on the move with our mobile and tablet apps
  • Live, award-winning† support around the clock, whenever the markets are open

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CMC Markets
CMC Markets

You are our focus

Our aim is to help you become a better CFD trader. We're passionate about online CFD trading, constantly innovating our platform and product offering so you can get the most out of the financial markets and CFD trading.

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 US30, NDAQ100 and UK 100, and 0.3 points on Gold. Our margin rates‡ start from 2.9% for FX and  3.75% for index CFDs.

CMC Markets

More opportunities

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

CMC Markets

Over 25 years' experience

Since launching in 1989, we’ve become one of the world's leading CFD trading 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.

CMC Markets

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 trading tools to enhance your CFD trading experience.

CMC Markets

Multiple award-winners

We have won over 50 awards worldwide over the last two years – 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.

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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 you only have to put down a small deposit for a much larger market exposure, and as such there is 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.

Find out more about CFD trading

Why trade CFDs with CMC Markets?

  • Access thousands of global CFD instruments
  • Practice with a free demo on our award-winning Next Generation platform and mobile apps
  • Tight spreads‡ from 0.7 points on FX and 1.0 points on major indices
  • Low margins‡ from 2.90% on our FX CFDs and 3.75% on indices CFDs
  • Build your risk management skills with our range of stop loss orders
  • Award-winning customer service†

Trade CFDs with a reputed global provider


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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, Mobile Phone/Tablet Platform & Customer Service, based on highest user satisfaction among CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2017 UK Leverage Trading Report. Financial Services Provider of the Year, UK Shares Awards 2014, 2015 & 2016.
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†Awarded Best Customer Service, based on highest user satisfaction among CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2017 UK Leverage Trading Report.
‡Spreads may widen and margins may increase in volatile markets