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How do I know if I am classified as a 'private investor' or 'non-private investor' for market data purposes?
This depends on the information you provided in your application form. You are classified as a 'non-private investor' for market data purposes if you meet one or more of the following conditions:
If any of these apply to you and you subscribe to any market data price feeds for share CFDs, you will be charged the 'non-private investor' rate, which may be higher than the 'private investor' rate. Details of the charges can be found on the platform in the ‘market data’ section in ‘user preferences’.
Is there a dormant account inactivity charge?
Yes. A monthly inactivity charge of £10 (the amount depends on your account currency) will be deducted per dormant account where funds are available. An account shall be considered dormant if there are no open positions and there has been no other trading activity for a continuous period of one year.
The monthly inactivity charge of £10 (or its equivalent in another currency) will be deducted from a dormant account, usually within the first two (UK) working days of the month, until either:
Once the balance of a dormant account has reduced to zero, we will not deduct further monthly inactivity charges from the dormant account. A dormant account will not incur a negative balance as a result of the deduction of the monthly inactivity charge.
If you decide to reactivate your dormant account by trading again, the inactivity charge for up to three previous months (up to a maximum of £30) where this has already been deducted will be refunded to your account.
Where does your holding cost on FX come from?
The overnight holding rate used when calculating the applicable holding costs on FX comes from the tom-next rate, which is the difference between the two currencies’ interest rates, with an additional 0.0027% CMC Markets charge added. Learn more about holding costs
What are the costs that I need to be aware of when trading with CMC Markets?
The list of costs and charges below is not exhaustive. Please see our CFD holdings costs page for a more comprehensive explanation of our GSLO premiums, margins, etc.
Overnight holding costs: at the end of each trading day at 5pm (New York time), any cash positions held in your account may be subject to a charge called a 'holding cost'. The holding cost can be positive or negative depending on the direction of your position. Historical holding rates, expressed as an annual percentage rate, are visible on our platform within the overview section of each product. This annual percentage is applied to the notional value of your trade when it was opened, and divided by 365 for the one night cost. Learn how we calculate CFD holdings costs.
Commission charges: when trading CFD shares on our platform, a commission will be charged to your account upon execution of any order. See more about our trading costs.
Market data feeds: in order to view share prices on our platform, you will need to activate the relevant market data feed for the region in which the products you wish to see are traded.
Monthly subscription charges may apply depending on your market data classification and the type of account you hold, details of the charges can be found on the platform in the ‘market data’ section in ‘user preferences’.