Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 69% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Pricing is indicative. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Log in to see latest market data.
Client sentiment is provided by CMC Markets for general information only, is historical in nature and is not intended to provide any form of trading or investment advice - it must not form the basis of your trading or investment decisions.
There's no cost when opening a live spread betting or CFD trading 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.
What are the costs of spread betting and CFD trading?
There are a number of costs to consider when spread betting, including spread costs, holding costs (for trades held overnight which is
essentially a fee for the funds you borrow to cover the leveraged portion of the trade), rollover costs on expiring forward trades, and
guaranteed stop-loss order charges (if you use this risk-management tool).
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Is CMC Markets UK plc regulated by the FCA?
Yes, CMC Markets UK plc (registration number 173730) and CMC Spreadbet plc (registration number 170627) are fully authorised and
regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK. Retail client money is held in segregated client bank accounts and money
held on behalf of clients is distributed across a range of major banks, which are regularly assessed against our risk criteria.
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Is CMC Markets covered by the FSCS?
Yes, your eligible deposits with CMC Markets are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensations Scheme
(FSCS), the UK's deposit guarantee scheme. More information about FSCS is available
How does CMC Markets segregate client money?
Under the FCA's Client Money rules, we are required to segregate client money (unless you agree with us otherwise) from CMC's own funds.
The funds held in segregated bank accounts do not belong to CMC and will be held in a way that enables it to be identified as client
Learn more about client money regulations
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
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.
*CFD median trade execution time, CMC Markets financial year 2020-21.**Core platform uptime, CMC Markets financial year 2020-21.^Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and can change or may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK†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.
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