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Share risers and fallers

Make the most of ever-changing market sentiment by trading on our top share risers of the day, according to the biggest upward intraday price gains. View our competitive spreads and prices for shares from UK, US and international stock markets. Sign up to access real-time data and start spread betting or trading CFDs on our share risers.

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Within the financial markets, the price of an instrument can rise or fall at any point throughout the day, as there are often large changes in price action. Some short-term traders prefer to speculate on recent price action rather than looking at overall fundamentals in order to potentially capture a profit between small price movements. With this in mind, our Next Generation trading platform​ offers built-in categories in the product library for ‘Biggest Risers’ and ‘Biggest Fallers’, which show the biggest market movers of the day. Read on to discover how to access this tool and how to apply it to your trading strategy.

What are risers and fallers?

Risers and fallers describe financial instruments that have seen the largest increases or decreases in price within one given trading day. The risers and fallers category tends to refer to the stock market. For example, many traders choose to monitor LSE share risers and fallers or similar securities on the London Stock Exchange in order to find potential trades.

Our watchlists for Biggest Risers and Fallers are updated in real time and contain the top four products in each asset class with the largest daily percentage price rise or fall. This is not the same as volatility, as the assets are usually in a consistent uptrend or downtrend, rather than fluctuating back and forth between the two.

If you’re looking to trade more volatile instruments, you could instead monitor our ‘Price Movers’ watchlist, which can be found within the same section of the Product Library. This watchlist instead monitors products that have had unusual moves up or down, which are more than two standard deviations outside of their average daily price move.



Biggest risers

Instruments that have seen a large upsurge in price are known as the risers of the market. These securities may have experienced a sudden uptrend, which may or may not continue. As you can see in the image, the Biggest Risers watchlist measures the intraday change in both percentage and actual price figures. This is the difference between the lows and highs of the day.

Traders that are monitoring rising assets may potentially be looking to buy and hold a position for a longer period of time, as this suggests potential profits if the asset were to continue to rise steadily. However, the uptrend of an asset’s price could change at any time.

Biggest fallers

Instruments that have seen a large drop in price are known as the fallers of the market. These securities may have experienced a sudden downtrend, which may or may not continue.

Traders that are monitoring falling assets may be looking to employ a shorter-term strategy and potentially short selling. This way, they can sell the stock at a higher price and then wait for the price to drop before placing a buy order again, locking in the profit from the price fall. This can be a risky strategy, so it’s worth learning more about shorting stocks in the UK if you are considering employing this strategy.

How to trade on share risers

  1. Register for an account. You will be granted automatic access to a free demo account, where you can practise trading with virtual funds. When ready, deposit funds into your account to trade the live markets.

  2. Make use of our news and insight tools to decide which asset is right for you. such as our Reuters news feed, market calendar and Morningstar equity research reports.

  3. Decide if you want to buy or sell. This could depend on whether you are looking at Risers or Fallers, and what type of strategy you want to carry out.

  4. Be sure to follow risk-management guidelines. Stop-loss orders can help to minimise risk and close out trades when there are sudden or unanticipated price moves that are not in favour of your position’s direction.

  5. Be vigilant of your positions. Any move within the market can have an effect on your trades.

Choose your account type

Our derivative products allow you to speculate on the price movements of share risers without taking ownership.

Spread betting

Spread betting offers a tax-free trading method in the UK and Ireland^, and is also exempt from commission fees on shares. Other charges may apply.

CFD trading

When trading CFDs, you may be subject to capital gains tax, but you won't have to pay stamp duty fees. CFD trading is available globally.

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Why trade with CMC Markets?

One-click trading: Set your default position size and enter with a single click.

99.9% fill rate with 0.0045s execution*: Wherever possible, we fill your trade and always at the price you see.

99.95% platform stability**: We consistently achieve core platform uptime, allowing you to focus on trading. In 2019 our trading platform was down less than 0.01% of the time.​

Precise pricing: We crunch 225m prices every day, from up to 14 feeds from tier one liquidity providers.

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What are the costs with CMC Markets?

See our compeitive spreads, holding costs and margin rates on the shares market. If you're trading share CFDs, you may also be subject to commission fees.

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Receive alerts for top risers and fallers

Our trading alerts feature allows you to be notified of price moves within the financial markets via email, SMS or push notifications on our mobile app. Aside from price alerts, you can also choose to receive execution alerts, calendar alerts, and breaking news announcements.

*0.0045 seconds. CFD median trade execution time, 2019-2020 CMC Markets financial year.
**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.

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