Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 77% 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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MT4 trading with CMC Markets

MetaTrader 4 markets and costs

Forex
Indices
Commodities
Cryptocurrencies

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

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Why trade on MT4 with us?

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 EU

We're BaFin regulated and hold your funds in segregated, protected accounts.

Hassle-free application

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

FTSE 250 listed

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

Experienced customer service

Our local customer service team is available 24/5 to support you with your trading needs.

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



CMC- Markets MT4 Trading Platform - Terminal Screen
  • 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

  1. 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. More on Trade Terminal

  2. Mini Terminal

    Verwenden Sie Trendlinien, um Ihre Stop-Loss- und Take-Profit-Aufträge zu berechnen. Berechnen Sie außerdem Stop-Loss-Aufträge automatisch als Prozentsatz des Kontowertes. More on Mini Terminal

  3. Correlation matrix

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

  4. Alert manager

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

  1. 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. More on Correlation Trader

  2. Tick chart trader

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

  3. Autochartist

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

  4. Stealth orders

    Ensures that your trades are anonymous and cannot be assigned to a specific strategy. More on Stealth Orders

  1. Beeks VPS

    Access ultra-low latency and minimise system downtime with our virtual private server, which enables traders to run EAs and automated algorithmic strategies on a virtual machine, 24/7. Available to Alpha clients only.

  2. 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. More on Session Map

  3. Sentiment trader

    Identify buy and sell sentiment from traders across a range of brokers. More on Sentiment Trader

  4. Connect

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

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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.

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Ready to find your flow?

New to MetaTrader 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.

Learn how to use MetaTrader 4.

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 be downloaded on Windows, Android and IOS. Find out how to download MT4. MT4 has the advantage of allowing you to use Expert Advisors (EA) to automate trading.

What is a MetaTrader 4 demo account?

MetaTrader 4’s demo account with CMC Markets will allow you to experience all 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.

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 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 above.

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. Learn more.

Is CMC Markets regulated by the MAS?

Yes, CMC Markets Singapore Pte. Ltd. (Reg. No./UEN 200605050E.) is regulated by the MAS and holds a capital markets services license for dealing in capital market products that include over-the-counter derivatives and leveraged foreign exchange, and is an exempt financial advisor.  

How does CMC Markets protect my money?

As a CMC client, your money is held separately from CMC Markets' own funds, so that under property, trust and insolvency law, your money is protected. Therefore your money is unavailable to general creditors of the firm, if the firm fails

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 overall revenue.
Our aim is to build long-term relationships by providing the best possible trading experience through our technology and customer service.

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.

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