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More than just a platform

Over 90 cash and forward commodities

Including all the favourites as well as lesser-traded instruments like Palladium

Trade out of hours

Favourites like Brent and West Texas oil trade up to 23 hours a day, so you don't have to stop when the markets do

No partial fills

Never any dealer intervention, regardless of your trading size

'Cash' markets

Tighter spreads, no rollovers and charting back as far as 1992 to help your analysis

Dedicated client service

UK based, award-winning service online 24/5, whenever you're trading

Trade the whole sector

Take a view across a whole commodity sector with a single position with our bespoke commodity indices

Our commodity trading costs

Whatever you trade, costs matter. We're committed to keeping our costs as competitive and transparent as possible, whether you trade metals, energies or agriculture.

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Increase your exposure to the commodity market

EXCLUSIVE TO CMC

Expecting big things in energy? Diversify your portfolio and spread risk with our unique commodity indices, which allow you to take a view on a commodity sector as a whole with a single position.

Commodities indices

The platform built for commodity market traders

Fast execution, exclusive insights and accurate signals are vital to your success as a commodities trader. Our award-winning trading platform was built with the successful trader in mind.

charting
order execution
Reuters news and analysis
Award-winning app
Industry-leading charting

Our charting package ranked highest for charting in the 2019 Investment Trends survey*. Choose from over 115 technical indicators and drawing tools, more than 70 patterns and 12 in-built chart types.

Advanced order execution

We offer a range of advanced order types, including trailing and guaranteed stop losses, partial closure, market orders and boundary orders on every trade, so you have the flexibility to trade your way.

Reuters news and analysis

Get free access to breaking, market-leading news and analysis from Reuters - personalise your news feed and economic calendar to only show commodity-specific content, like crop reports or metals news.

Award-winning app**

Trade whether you're on the move or in the office with the industry's best mobile app, complete with full-order ticket functionality and mobile-optimised charts and tools.

WINNER
2019

Best Platform Features

Investment trends 2013-2019 UK Leverage Trading Report

WINNER
2019

Highest Overall Customer Satisfaction

Investment trends 2013-2019 UK Leverage Trading Report

WINNER
2019

Best Mobile/Tablet App

Investment Trends 2019 UK Leverage Trading Report

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Insights

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REPORT

Tricks of the trade - 7 interviews with the world's top traders.

Includes FX expert, 50 Pips, on clean charts, the purity of price, and why failure is self-inflicted.

FAQs

New to trading?

Is it free to open an account?

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 or 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).
Find out more about our costs

Is CMC Markets 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.

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. If CMC Markets ever went into liquidation, retail clients would have their share of segregated money returned, minus the administrators' costs in handling and distributing these funds. Any shortfall of funds up to £85,000 may be compensated under the FSCS.

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.

Where do your prices come from?

Our automated pricing engine collates and checks thousands of prices per second, streamed from our liquidity providers. The most representative price is then used to create the quotes on our platform. Our pricing aims to mirror the underlying market.
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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.

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.

New to commodity trading?

What is a commodity?

A commodity is a physical good that can be bought or sold on the commodity market. Commodities can be categorised into either hard or soft varieties. Hard commodities are natural resources like oil, gold and rubber and are often mined or extracted. Soft commodities are agricultural products such as coffee, wheat or corn.
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How do you trade commodities?

The commodity markets are traded in a similar way to other types of financial markets, but there are some points to be aware of in order to avoid any shocks or surprises when dipping your toe into commodities trading.
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What is leveraged trading?

One of the advantages of spread betting and CFD trading is that you only need to deposit a percentage of the full value of your position to open a trade, known as trading on leverage. Remember, trading on leverage can also amplify losses, so it's important to manage your risk.

Why spread betting?

Spread betting allows you to trade tax-free on a wide range of financial markets 24 hours a day, from Sunday nights through to Friday nights. Trade on your phone, tablet, PC or Mac on a wide range of instruments using leverage. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and can change or may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.

What are the risks of commodities trading?

You can lose all of your capital – leveraged trading means that both profits and losses are based on the full value of the position.

Risk of account close-out – market volatility and rapid changes in price can cause the balance of your account to change quickly, and if you do not have sufficient funds in your account to cover these situations, there is a risk that your positions will be automatically closed by the platform.

Market volatility and gapping – financial markets may fluctuate rapidly, which can result in market gapping. This may mean that stop-loss orders are executed at unfavourable prices.

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