Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 73% 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.


Our exclusive Premium Trader Network is a private community of experienced CMC Markets traders who gain access to premium services such as priority customer service, in-depth market insights, ALPHA events and more. Membership is by personal invitation only.

Member Benefits

  • Premium support

    Priority, personal customer service from our dedicated team of market experts.

  • Member-only events

    Meet other passionate traders and investors at live and online networking events and webinars.

  • First-hand expert insights

    Get expert reports and analysis from our global team of analysts, or discuss your strategy with us and the community.


Our team of Relationship Managers are here to support you in your trading needs. They are a highly experienced team, passionate about the financial markets, and are happy to discuss your trading, the latest market news and how CMC can better support you and your strategy.

Please note that as an execution-only provider, we only execute your trades. As such, we do not provide advice, individual product recommendations or investment strategies.

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Your access to
expert insights

  • Trading strategies in focus

    Talk to our experts about your trading behaviours and risk management approach, and take advantage of additional resources and learning opportunities to help you improve your trading.

  • Expert analysis

    Keep up to date with the latest trends and insights from some of the leading market commentators via regular newsletters and updates.

  • Your opinion matters

    Get early access to new trading features and technologies. Share your feedback with our platform development team and help us design the best products and tools for your trading needs.

How to become an ALPHA trader


Open a live account

Open a Spread Betting or CFD trading account with CMC Markets.


Trade with CMC Markets

Develop your trading skills.


Wait for our invitation

We will contact you directly to discuss your suitability for ALPHA.


How do I sign up for ALPHA?

CMC ALPHA is a group of selected CMC traders and is by invitation only. All you need to do is open a live account and you will be contacted by our team to discuss your eligibility.

Do I have to pay for ALPHA?

No, the ALPHA service is free of charge.

What is the difference between a CMC Standard Account and a CMC ALPHA Account?

CMC ALPHA is not a separate type of account. It is an additional service that you can use with a CMC Standard or Pro account (provided you meet the requirements for this service). As an ALPHA trader you have access to a number of additional services. Not only do you benefit from your own dedicated relationship manager, but you also get early access to new products and features, resources & events from our team of analysts and renowned traders in the industry.

What happens if I already have a trading account with CMC Markets?

We regularly review our database of existing clients to see who may be eligible for our ALPHA service. If you are currently trading with CMC Markets and would like to check your eligibility, you can request an invitation from us.

How do I know if I am now part of the ALPHA Trader Community?

Your contact person will inform you in a phone call and you will receive an email from us confirming your membership with CMC ALPHA.

Before you go…

Try a demo of our Spread Betting or CFD trading accounts on our innovative platform. Free of charge and risk-free with virtual capital starting from €10,000.