Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% 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.

Trade on MetaTrader 4, the world's most popular trading platform

Download MT4 and sign up for an account to trade CFDs with CMC Markets, and experience reliably tight spreads coupled with lightning-fast execution* on over 200 instruments.

  • Competitive spreads on 175+ FX pairs, plus indices and commodities
  • Fast, 100% automated execution, with tier-one market liquidity
  • Listed on the LSE, we've built on over 30 years' trading know-how
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FCA regulated

Protected up to £85,000**

FTSE 250 listed

MetaTrader 4 markets and costs

Trade CFDs on over 170 forex pairs, plus all the key indices, and commodities.

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Why trade on MT4 with us?

Spreads from 0.0 pips

Ultra-tight spreads, including from 0.0 pips on six major forex pairs with our FX Active account​, plus low commission at $2.50 per $100,000.

London-based server

Our London-located server and industry reputation helps us provide a tier-one liquidity solution, so we can consistently deliver lightning-fast execution speeds.

No scalping restrictions

We don’t have any scalping restrictions, or penalise clients who practise scalping trading strategies with us.

Unrestricted trading

There are no restrictions on minimum stop-loss or take-profit distances, or stop-loss and take-profit limits, especially useful for high-volume traders.

Hedge your positions

We give clients the ability to go long and short at the same time on a specific instrument, which means there’s no interruption for traders using Expert Advisors (EAs).

Free premium indicators and EAs

Hone your technical analysis and tap into our suite of additional premium MT4 indicators and EAs, included at no cost.

Straightforward deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdraw funds easily, and whenever you want to, with no charge.

Over 30 years' experience

Regulated in the UK

We're FCA-regulated and hold your funds in segregated accounts protected by the FSCS.​

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Hassle-free application

With a straightforward application process, you can be up and trading in no time.

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FTSE 250 listed

We're listed on the London Stock Exchange and governed by GDPR, with all personal data encrypted.

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No hidden costs

We're committed to industry-leading spreads and transparent pricing, and we'll never charge to withdraw your money.

Superior execution and reliability

Our pioneering technology and UK-based customer service, alongside the world renowned MT4 platform, provides the ideal combination for serious traders.

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Automated execution

You can be sure your trades will be filled without any manual dealer intervention.

98.8%

Fill rate^

We fulfil your order without off-quotes, and wherever possible at the price you see.

99.95%+

Platform stability^

We consistently achieve almost 100% core platform uptime, so you can focus on your trading.

Discover advanced
MT4 functionality

Price+ platform
  • Access one-cancels-other order types, and turn trendlines into stop-loss or take-profit orders, with mini terminal

  • Automatically calculate your stop-loss amount as a percentage of your account value, also with mini terminal

  • Hide your entry and exit levels from the market with stealth orders

  • Connect real-time MT4 data into Excel with our Excel RTD plugin

  • Set multiple stop-loss and take-profit orders, for more advanced money management strategies

  • Receive email alerts when key indicator levels are breached

  • Auto-generate tweets from the MT4 platform when key market levels are breached

MT4 tools for sophisticated trading

Get free access to Autochartist and choose from 12 add-ons and 15 indicators including our mini terminal, sentiment trader and renko charts. 

Mini terminal

Use trendlines to calculate your stop-loss and take-profit orders, and automatically calculate stop-losses as a percentage of account value. More on mini terminal

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Trade terminal

Control every detail of your trades, including advanced order types like breakouts and reversions, and set up alerts based on your account activity.

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Alert manager

Create alerts for various scenarios, such as technical indicator overlaps.

Correlation matrix

Identify symbols with strong or weak correlation over a configurable timeframe and number of bars, for example the last 100 H1 bars.

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Stealth orders

Ensures that your trades are anonymous and cannot be assigned to a specific strategy.

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Tick chart trader

Place ultra-fast trades with one click, using the speed-optimised order ticket and keyboard shortcuts for entry and exit.

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Autochartist

Autochartist's pattern recognition software continuously scans the market, highlighting thousands of trade ideas each month.

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Correlation trader

Track the real-time correlation between two instruments, to minimise the correlation between your open positions and avoid trading the same price action twice over.

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Sentiment trader

Identify buy and sell sentiment from traders across a range of brokers.

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Session map

View your current local time in relation to live trading sessions, showing the core trading hours when institutional dealers are most active in Sydney, Tokyo, London and New York.

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CMC connect

Fund your trading account directly from the MT4 terminal, and access a dashboard with access to high-impact economic news releases.

30+ years. 300,000+ global clients

We have the technical expertise allied to decades of industry experience. That’s why more than 300,000 clients across the globe place their confidence in us.

FCA regulated

Protected up to £85,000

FTSE 250 listed

2022 No.1 Web-based platform

2021 No.1 Platform Technology

2021 Best In-house Analysts

FAQs

New to MetaTrading 4?

What is MetaTrader 4?

MetaTrader 4 (MT4), developed by MetaQuotes, is one of the world's most popular forex trading platforms. You can trade CFDs on a range of popular forex pairs, indices and commodities when you trade using MT4 with us.
MT4 allows you to use automated programs called Expert Advisors (EAs), which monitor the markets and can be set to trade on your behalf. You can build your own program or use an existing EA.

What is the MetaTrader 4 platform?

MetaTrader 4 or MT4, developed by MetaQuotes, is an online trading platform used to speculate on the price movements of forex, indices and commodities. It's one of the most popular forex trading platforms available online, and can currently be downloaded on Windows and Android. MT4 has the advantage of allowing you to use Expert Advisors (EA) to automate trading.​ What is MT4 and how do you use it?

What is a MetaTrader 4 demo account?

MetaTrader 4’s demo account with CMC Markets will allow you to experience all of the MT4 platform features in a risk-free environment. A demo user can practise using the platform and try out trading strategies and techniques with £10,000 of virtual currency. Our MT4 demo account also allows users to become familiar with trading bot automations by using Expert Advisors (EAs).​

Does my MT4 demo account expire?

MT4 demo accounts remain active as long as you log in to your MT4 trading platform at least once every 30 days. If you don't log in within that timeframe, your account will automatically be closed. You can set up a new demo account again at any time in the future.​

Does MT4 offer spread betting?

Spread betting isn't available on the MT4 platform, but you can trade CFDs on over 200 instruments, including forex, indices and commodities. Learn more about spread betting​.​

How do I download MetaTrader 4?

Find out how to download, install and log in to MT4 on your PC or Mac by visiting our getting started with MT4 guide​. Our MetaTrader 4 guide also covers demo accounts, how to fund your MT4 account and general queries.​

What are MT4 indicators?

MetaTrader 4 indicators are powerful tools that play a key role in your technical analysis. Technical indicators analyse previous chart data to forecast future price movements, providing market entry and exit trade signals. You can also download MT4 indicators to get access to 15 technical indicators such as pivot points and renko charts. View our MT4 indicators.​​

What are MT4 add ons?

MT4 add-ons help to create an agile trading platform that adapts to your trading style. Each add-on serves a specific purpose, and can be used alongside technical indicators as part of your trading strategy. We offer 12 MetaTrader 4 add-ons, including mini terminal and sentiment trader. View our MT4 add-ons​.​

What is auto trading on MT4?

Automated trading or algorithmic trading is one of the most powerful features available on the MT4 platform. It’s a highly-innovative feature, which allows you to test and apply Expert Advisors (EAs) and technical indicators that you’ve built or acquired. Why not practise trading on an MT4 demo account first?

New to CMC?

Is it free to open an account?

There's no cost when opening a demo or live CFD trading account on MT4. You can also view prices and use tools such as charts, free of charge. You’ll need to deposit funds in your account to place a trade.​

What are the costs of CFD trading?

CFD trading costs include spreads, and holding costs for trades held overnight, which is essentially a fee for the funds you borrow to cover the leveraged portion of the trade.

Is CMC Markets UK plc 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 Compensation Scheme​​ (FSCS), the UK's deposit guarantee scheme.

How does CMC Markets segregate client money?

Under the FCA’s Client Money​ rules, we are required to segregate client money (unless you agree with us otherwise) from CMC’s own funds. The funds held in segregated bank accounts do not belong to CMC and will be held in a way that enables it to be identified as client money.​

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 our 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.

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*0.0061 seconds MT4 CFD median trade execution time, March 2022.
**FSCS is an independent body that offers protection to customers of financial services firms that have failed. The compensation amount may be up to £85,000 per eligible person, per firm. Eligibility conditions apply. Please contact the FSCS for more information.
^98.8% of market open orders were filled at quote, 1-31 March 2022; 99.5%+ MT4 core platform uptime, 1-31 May 2022.
310,363 active clients, CMC Markets financial year 2021-2022. Active clients represent those individual clients who have traded with or held CFD or spread bet positions, or who traded on the stockbroking platform, on at least one occasion during the financial year.
Awarded No.1 Platform Technology, ForexBrokers.com Awards 2022; No.1 Web-Based Platform, ForexBrokers.com Awards 2021; Best In-House Analysts; Professional Trader Awards 2021.

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