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Trade forex from 0.0 pips with FX Active

Get fully transparent execution and pure price action, including spreads from 0.0 pips on six major pairs, and low commission is charged at a fixed rate of 0.0025% per transaction, with our new FX Active account, available on our enhanced MetaTrader 4 and our Next Generation platform.

*A minimum spread is the lowest spread that will be shown on the given product. Minimum spread will vary subject to after-hours trading. The underlying market spreads may widen throughout the day, or if you trade outside of business trading hours, and the platform spreads may also widen. The spreads shown are for the first price available for the average market trade sizes in the relevant product. The spread will widen for larger trade sizes, see our platform for more information. ​

How to sign up to FX Active


Choose your platform - CMC Next Generation or MT4.


Select the FX Active account option.


Complete our online application form.

Why trade FX Active on MT4 with us?

Spreads from 0.0 pips

Ultra-tight spreads from 0.0 pips on six major forex pairs, plus save with a 25% spread discount on all other FX pairs, and commission at just US$2.50 per US$100,000.

No scalping restrictions

We’ve set up our MT4 platform with the active trader in mind. Competitive prices and lightning-fast execution make it especially appealing for short-term traders.

Unrestricted trading

There are no minimum stop-loss or take-profit restrictions – a key requirement for high-volume traders.

Hedge your positions

Protect your position by opening an opposite, related, or alternative trade, with no interruption for traders using external *Expert Advisors (EAs).

Free premium indicators and EA’s

Hone your technical analysis and tap into our suite of additional premium MT4 indicators and EAs, included at no cost.

Straightforward deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdraw funds easily, and whenever you want with no charge.

Why FX Active?

Trade raw spreads from 0.0 pips on six major FX pairs including USD/CAD, EUR/USD, AUD/USD, NZD/USD and USD/JPY

Benefit from low commissions at US$2.50 per US$100,000 worth of currency transaction

Trading on pure price action ensures wholly transparent order execution

Trade on as many as 330 FX instruments on Next Generation, or 175+ pairs on MT4

*Expert Advisors (“EAs”) are third party vendors, which are not associated with CMC Markets. You are responsible for any problems or trading issues that you may experience when using EAs.​


What is FX Active?

FX Active is an account designed for high-volume traders, who want to get even more from their forex trading. It features tighter spreads and fixed commissions, enabling pure price transparency. As well as trading on over 330 FX pairs though CMC’s Next Generation platform, or 170+ through the MT4 platform, all other non-FX instruments are also available to trade in the same way as with a standard CFD account.

Which currency pairs are available with an FX Active account?

On our Next Generation trading platform, there are more than 330 forex instruments to trade, while on MT4 with us, you can trade on over 170 FX pairs.

Which markets can I trade on with an FX Active account?

With an FX Active account, you can trade on all the markets and instruments available on our standard CFD account. So as well as FX on our Next Generation platform, you can trade on indices, commodities, shares, ETFs, plus treasuries. Through MT4 platform, you can also trade on indices, and commodities. Note that only FX has spreads from 0.0 pips.

What are the costs with an FX Active account?

FX Active has fully transparent commissions across all forex pairs at 0.0025% per transaction, as well as minimum spreads from 0.0 pips on six major FX pairs, and a 25% spread reduction compared with our standard CFD account on all the other currency pairs we offer.

There is also a holding cost for trades held overnight, which is essentially a fee for the funds you borrow to cover the leveraged portion of the trade.

How does Commission work with FX Active?

Commission is charged at a fixed rate of 0.0025% per transaction. This works out at US$2.50 per US$100,000 worth of currency trade so US$5 to open and close a trade at this volume.

Do you have a demo account?

Yes, you can practise trading with our FX Active demo account.

What is an FX Active demo account?

A demo account allows you to experience the platform’s wide range of innovative features and tools in a risk-free environment. You can practise trading on your favourite instruments and try out trading strategies and techniques with $10,000 of virtual currency. Our MT4 demo account also allows users to become familiar with algorithmic trading by using Expert Advisors.

Do demo accounts expire?

Our Next Generation platform demo account remains open once created. MT4 demo accounts remain active provided you log in to the platform at least once every 30 days. If you don't log in within that timeframe, your MT4 demo account will automatically be closed. You can set up a new account again at any time in the future.

Is it free to open an account?

There's no cost for opening a demo or live FX Active account on either our Next Generation or MT4 platform. You can also view prices and use tools such as charts, free of charge. You’ll need to deposit funds in your account to place a trade.

Is CMC Markets regulated in Canada?

Yes, CMC Markets is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). As an IIROC regulated broker we adhere to strict regulatory requirements. This dictates the way we conduct our business and includes a commitment to treating customers fairly, so you always know exactly where you stand.

How does CMC Markets protect my money?

As a CMC client, your money is held separately from CMC Markets' own funds, so that under property, trust and insolvency law, your money is protected. Therefore your money is unavailable to general creditors of the firm, if the firm fails. CMC Markets Canada Inc. is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF). CIPF provides limited protection for property held by a member firm on behalf of an eligible client up to $1,000,000.

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 overall revenue.

Our aim is to build long-term relationships by providing the best possible trading experience through our technology and customer service.