78% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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Trade thousands of CFD and spread betting instruments, with competitive spreads and margins on forex, indices, cryptocurrencies, commodities, shares and treasuries.

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Our FX pairs are available to spread bet and trade as CFDs. We offer prices on over 330 cash and forward currency pairs, covering all the major and minor pairs including EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/JPY.

View the minimum and typical spreads for our most popularly traded FX pairs in the table.

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ProductMinimum spread*Typical spread1

1CMC Markets typical spreads, 1-31 August 2018.


Take a CFD or spread betting position on the price movements of major global indices. Choose from over 90 cash and forward indices products, including the UK 100, US 30 and Germany 30.

The table on the left shows some of the competitive spreads and margin rates we offer on indices trading.

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InstrumentMinimum spread*Margin rate fromTrading hours
UK 100 – Cash15%Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (break 21:15-21:30 / 22:00-23:00)
US 30 – Cash1.45%Sun 23:00-Fri 22:00 (break 21:15-21:30 / 22:00-23:00)
Germany 30 – Cash15%Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (break 21:15-21:30 / 22:00-23:00)
US SPX 500 – Cash55%Sun 23:00-Fri 22:00 (break 21:15-21:30 / 22:00-23:00)
Australia 200 – Cash15%Sun 22:50-Fri 20:00 (break 05:30-06:10)


Trade on the price of bitcoin and ethereum via a spread betting or CFD trading account to avoid the hassle of buying and selling the cryptocurrency itself, or needing a wallet or exchange account.

The table shows minimum spreads, margin rates and trading hours for our cryptocurrency instruments.

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ProductMinimum spread*Margin rate fromTrading hours
Bitcoin/USD6050%11pm Sun - 9pm Fri
Ethereum/USD650%11pm Sun - 9pm Fri


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Speculate on over 100 cash and forward commodity products including Brent and West Texas crude oil, Gold, Silver and Natural Gas, with competitive spreads.

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ProductMinimum spread*Margin rate fromTrading hours
Crude Oil Brent – Cash310%Sun 23:00-Fri 22:00 (closed 23:00-01:00 Mon-Thu)
Crude Oil West Texas – Cash310%Sun 23:00 to Fri 22:00 (daily break  22:00-23:00 Mon-Thu)
Gold – Cash0.35%Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 22:00- 23:00 Mon-Thu)
Silver – Cash2.510%Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 22:00-23:00 Mon-Thu)
Natural Gas – Cash0.310%Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 22:00-23:00 Mon-Thu)


Spread bet or trade CFDs on over 9,000 shares from 23 countries, including Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Apple and Facebook. We offer competitive commissions on share CFDs while our margin rates start from 20%.​​

Our minimum commission charge to trade share CFDs and additional spread for spread betting is 0.10% for UK shares and 2 cents for US- and Canada-listed shares. 

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CountryNumber of sharesCMC additional spreadMargin rate fromTrading hours
UK700+0.10%20%Daily 08:00-16:30
US3,800+2 cents20%Daily 14:30-21:00
Germany200+0.10%20%Daily 08:00-16:30
Spain80+0.10%20%Daily 08:00-16:30
France200+0.10%20%Daily 08:00-16:30


We offer spread betting and CFD trading on a range of treasuries, including gilts, bonds, bunds and treasury notes. You can trade on over 40 treasury instruments, with margins from 20%. Our spreads start from 1 point on Euribor, Schatz and Short Sterling.

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ProductMinimum spread*Margin rate fromTrading hours
Euro Bobl – Cash220%Daily 07:00-21:00
Euro Bund – Cash220%Daily 07:00-21:00
Euro Buxl - Cash420%Daily 07:00-21:00
UK Gilt - Cash220%Daily 08:00-18:00
US T-Bond – Cash320%Sun 23:00 to Fri 21:00
(daily break between 22:00 and 23:00 Mon to Thu)

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*A minimum spread is the lowest spread that will be shown on the given product. If the underlying market spread widens throughout the trading day, or you are trading out of hours, the platform spread may also widen. The spreads shown are for the first price available for the average market trade/bet sizes in the relevant product. The spread will widen for larger trade/bet sizes, see our platform for more information. 

1Typical spreads are our most common spreads per instrument across all trading periods over the previous calendar month. For example, where the spread during a given period is: 0.7, 0.9, 1.5, 0.9, 2.0, and 0.9, our typical spread would be 0.9. 

This data is provided for general information only and may not be current. Please refer to the product overview area of our trading platform for real-time information on the spreads, margin rates, commission (as applicable) and trading hours of a particular product.

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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 78% 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.