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Spread betting account

  • Spread bet on over 9500 forex, indices, commodities, shares and treasuries markets
  • Profits from spread betting are tax-free in the UK*
  • Competitive spreads and margins rates
  • Automated execution with no dealer intervention
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* Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and can change or may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK



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CFD account

  • Trade over 10,000 shares, FX pairs, commodities, indices & treasuries
  • No stamp duty to pay on CFDs*
  • Low spreads and margin rates
  • Automated execution with no dealer intervention
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Range of markets

Trade over 10,000 CFD and 9500 spread betting products, with competitive spreads and margins across FX, indices, commodities, shares and treasuries.

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Forex

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
AUD/USD0.7pts0.9pts
EUR/GBP0.9pts1.4pts
EUR/USD0.7pts0.9pts
GBP/USD0.9pts1.4pts
USD/JPY0.7pts1.1pts

1CMC Markets typical spreads, 1-31 January 2016.

Indices

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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ProductMinimum spread*Margin rate fromTrading hours
UK 100 – Cash1.00.20%Mon 01:00-Fri 21:00 (break 21:15-21:30 / 22:00-23:00)
US 30 – Cash1.40.20%Daily 23:00-21:15 / 21:30-22:00
Germany 30 – Cash1.00.20%Daily 07:00-21:00
US SPX 500 – Cash5.00.20%Daily 23:00-21:15 / 21:30-22:00
Australia 200 – Cash1.00.20%22:50-05:30 / 06:10-20:00

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Commodities

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 – Cash3.50.75%Sun 23:00-Fri 22:00 (closed 23:00-01:00 Mon-Thu)
Crude Oil West Texas – Cash3.50.75%Sun 23:00 to Fri 22:00 (daily break  22:00-23:00 Mon-Thu)
Gold – Cash0.40.50%Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 22:00- 23:00 Mon-Thu)
Silver – Cash2.51%Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 22:00-23:00 Mon-Thu)
Natural Gas – Cash0.33%Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 22:00-23:00 Mon-Thu)

Shares

Spread bet or trade CFDs on over 9400 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 just 3%.​​

Our minimum commission charge to trade share CFDs and our additional spread for spread bet 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
UK8940.10%3%Daily 08:00-16:30
US43262 cents5%Daily 14:30-21:00
Germany2170.10%3%Daily 08:00-16:30
Spain860.10%5%Daily 08:00-16:30
France2900.10%3%Daily 08:00-16:30

Treasuries

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 treasuries products, with margins from 0.25%. Our spreads start from 1 point on Euribor, Schatz and Short Sterling.

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ProductMinimum spread*Margin rate fromTrading hours
Euro Bobl – Cash2.00.25%Daily 07:00-21:00
Euro Bund – Cash2.00.25%Daily 07:00-21:00
Euro Buxl - Cash4.00.50%Daily 07:00-21:00
UK Gilt - Cash2.00.25%Daily 08:00-18:00
US T-Bond – Cash3.00.50%Sun 23:00 to Fri 21:00
(daily break between 22:00 and 23:00 Mon to Thu)
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Countdowns

With your spread betting or CFD account you can also trade Countdowns on 27 of our most popular indices, FX and commodities products. Countdowns offer fast-paced, limited-risk trading with payouts of up to 90%.

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  • Robust risk management functions including guaranteed stop-loss orders
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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.

Awarded 'Best Trading Platform Features', Investment Trends 2014 & 2015 UK Leveraged Trading Report, based on highest user satisfaction among spread bettors and FX traders; 'Best Mobile Platform', Investment Trends 2015 UK Leveraged Trading Report, based on highest user satisfaction among spread bettors, CFD traders and FX traders; 'Best Online Trading Platform', Shares Awards 2013 & 2014; 'Best Mobile/Tablet Trading Application', Shares Awards 2015; 'Best Mobile/Tablet Application', Online Personal Wealth Awards 2015.

^We offer competitive monthly cash rebates for clients who trade in high volumes and if you meet our monthly notional value requirements for one asset class, you automatically qualify for monthly rebates for all asset classes; ​conditions apply.

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