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.

Charting features

Our industry-leading charts* provide a host of features to support your chart analysis, including multiple chart types, over 115 technical indicators and drawing tools, pattern recognition and a chart forum community.

Technical analysis

Our fully-integrated technical analysis suite has been developed in-house and incorporated into our award-winning charting package, to deliver all the tools you need to analyse the financial markets.  

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Range of chart types

Our charting package includes 12 different chart types, including the popular line, OHLC and candlestick charts, plus more advanced charts such as kagi, line break and renko charts.

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Over 35 drawing tools

All charts come with a range of drawing tools that can be used to draw support and resistance levels, make notes on charts and highlight key price moves and patterns.

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Technical indicators

Identify trend reversals, significant price levels and trading opportunities. Choose from more than 30 overlays and 50 studies including Bollinger Bands®, SMAs, ichimoku clouds, MACD, RSI and many more.

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Extensive price history

Charts for our major products cover as much as 20 years' worth of price history, allowing you to analyse price performance over the long term, as well as the short.

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Numerous chart intervals

You can quickly switch between chart intervals, which range from one second through to one month.

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Customisable charts

Our layouts, charts and technical indicators are all customisable, offering you the ability to set up your charts and technical analysis exactly as you like. 

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Compare price action

Identify correlated products by dragging and dropping one or more products on to another product's open chart to compare their performance over the same timeframe. 

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Save default chart layouts

Once you've customised a chart, save the setup as default so each time you load a new chart the same preferences are applied to it. Save up to five charts per instrument.

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Trade from charts

Open trades directly from charts as opportunities emerge – just click on a live streaming price to open an order ticket and place a trade. You can also modify or close any pending orders.

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Volume on charting

Identify price momentum and confirm the existence or continuation of a trend by examining the volume-traded levels in parallel with price movements in real time. You can also look back at historical volume levels to identify historical trends and patterns. View our FAQs at the bottom of the page for more details.

Price projection

Available on every chart when logged in to your live account, our pattern recognition tool allows you to search for common technical chart and candle patterns, providing a price projection.  

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Pattern recognition

Let our pattern recognition tool scan for common technical patterns, such as head and shoulders, triangles and wedges, on any open chart across various time intervals, and view the price projection target area on the chart.

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Module linking

This feature allows you to group charts together, so that when you change the product shown in one chart, all of the other charts in the group will automatically update to show the new product. This lets you examine the price action for the same product over multiple intervals and timeframes at the same time, so you can compare long-term analysis with short. Drawing tools, technicals, chart types, patterns and presets are all automatically applied to all charts in the group.

Demo account

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Live account

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Chart forum community

The chart forum lets you discuss and share chart analysis, trade set-ups and commentary from our analysts and other CMC Markets traders from within the charts**. 

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View expert chart analysis

Our global team of market analysts frequently post insightful technical analysis and comments on popular products. 

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Copy technical analysis

Instantly copy our analysts' and other traders' technical analysis directly on to your own live charts to do further research. 

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Comment on posts

Comment on other traders' posts and use the directional arrows to indicate whether you think the market is going to go up or down.

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Save your analysis

Use the chart forum to take a snapshot of your analysis so you can look back at your historical posts to see if your trading ideas went as expected.

Mobile charting

Our mobile charts, available on our iPhone, iPad and Android™ apps, include over 25 of the most popular technical indicators and 15 drawing tools, plus you can place trades on live streaming prices and edit open orders directly from charts.

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Five chart types

Our award-winning mobile apps* come with five different chart types: line, bar, spread, heiken-ashi and candlestick charts.

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iPad multi-chart view

The multi-chart view, available with our custom-built iPad app, takes full advantage of the larger screen size, allowing you to scan up to four charts at a time. Compare price action and identify significant market movements across multiple products.

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Trade from charts

Just tap any live streaming price to open an order ticket and place a trade, then edit open orders directly from charts.

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Auto-save analysis

Any analysis conducted on a chart opened through a watchlist is automatically saved when you close that chart, so you can easily access that analysis later.


What are the most common chart types when trading?

The most common charts for traders include line charts, bar charts and candlestick charts. A line chart is a very basic chart that is useful for showing simple trend movements. On the contrary, bar charts and candlestick charts display complex data that defines the opening price, closing price, highest price and lowest price in a specified period. Find out more about chart types by reading our trading chart patterns guide.

How many chart types does CMC Markets offer?

The CMC Markets Next Generation platform offers 12 chart types to help you personalise your trading experience. They include popular charts such as candlestick charts, bar charts and line charts, and you can also access more advanced charts such as heikin ashi charts, renko charts and kagi charts. See a full overview of our platform’s charting features.

What are technical indicators?

A technical indicator is a mathematical calculation used as part of technical analysis. Technical indicators analyse an asset’s price history and volume statistics, to help traders predict future price movements. Visit our ‘technical indicators’ page to discover how to apply technical indicators to your trading efforts. 

What are the various types of technical indicators?

Technical indicators can be split into ‘overlays’ and ‘studies’, depending on how the information is displayed. ‘Overlays’ display the information on, and use the main price chart, as part of the indicator; popular examples include moving averages and Bollinger Bands®. ‘Studies’ generate a separate chart based on the data below the main chart; popular studies include RSI, MACD and average true range. 

Does volume data on charting display traded volume from the underlying market or is it CMC Markets’ client volume?

The traded volume displayed is based on data from 17 underlying global exchanges, not the volume from our clients.

Is volume from multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) included?

No, we’re currently only displaying volume from 17 underlying global exchanges.

How can volume on charting help my trading and can I use this volume indicator as a buy/sell signal?

Volume can help you identify the momentum of an instrument. The price movement and volume are often closely related – when the price increases, volume is likely to increase as well. Traders often watch price and volume movement in parallel to confirm the existence, or continuation of a trend. Volume can also be used to identify when trading activity is declining, indicating when a trader might consider taking profit on their open positions.

Volume chart data refers to the trade volumes of the underlying asset, not CMC Markets’ trade volumes. Volume charts are provided by CMC Markets for general information purposes. They are not intended to provide trading or investment advice and must not form the basis of your trading or investment decisions.

CMC Markets will not be responsible for any loss incurred arising from any investments made based on volume charts.

The volume chart information refers to the past. Any information relating to past performance of an investment is not a reliable indicator of future results.

What is the minimum time period for displaying volume data?

We offer live volume data directly from the exchanges. However, in quiet periods for illiquid instruments, there might be limited or no volume updates for a short time.

What colour will the volume bar be if the underlying price doesn't change?

The volume bar will be green if the underlying price is unchanged.

What exactly are the hours we're collecting volume for?

We collect volume data during the underlying exchange opening hours only:

UK and EU: 8am-4.30pm

US: 2.30pm-9pm

(UK times)

Can you use volume on charting with all instruments?

Currently, volume on charting is available when trading on indices and shares.

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**The chart forum is not intended to issue financial promotions, provide investment advice or encourage users to engage in investment activity. Any content posted by us will not have taken your circumstances into account. We are not liable for any course of action you may take or refrain from taking, or any loss or damage suffered by you, as a result of relying on any information provided on the chart forum.

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