Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 73% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

CFD margin rates

View the margin rates across some of our popular CFD trading instruments.

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See the current margin rates for our most popular forex pairs, indices, commodities and treasuries. 


Instrument Margin rate from
EUR/USD 3.3%
GBP/USD 3.3%
USD/JPY 3.3%

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Instrument Margin rate from
UK 100 5%
US SPX 500 5%
US 30 5%
Germany 30 5%

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Our margins on shares start from 20% for UK and US shares. For more information, view our shares product details.

​Different margin rates apply for large position sizes on shares, depending on which tier the position size falls under. You can view full details of our margin rates in the product library section of our trading platform. L​earn how to calculate margins

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​​CFD trading using margin allows you to open a position by only depositing a percentage of the full value of the position. This means that your losses will be amplified and you could lose more than your deposits. Profits and losses are relative to the full value of your position. ​CFD trading using margin is not necessarily for everyone and you should ensure you understand the risks involved and if necessary seek independent professional advice before placing any trades.


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Why CMC Markets?

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  • Award-winning trading platform and native apps
  • Professional charting, powerful tools and innovative platform navigation
  • 100% automated execution without dealer intervention
  • Robust risk-management functions including guaranteed stop-loss orders

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Wide range of markets

With thousands of instruments on offer including currency pairs, indices, commodities, shares, ETFs and treasuries, you can focus on popular or lesser-known markets and build a diversified CFD portfolio.   

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