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.

MetaTrader 4 (MT4) demo account

Open a free MT4 demo account to trade CFDs on forex pairs, indices and commodities.​

  • Trade £10,000 of virtual cash
  • ​Use MT4’s Expert Advisors to automate your trading strategies
  • ​Competitive spreads and margins across several asset classes
  • ​Award-winning customer service* available to all MT4 clients
  • Join over 275,000 active clients globally
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How to open an MT4 demo account and start trading


Sign up

Complete our simple application form to create an MT4 demo account.



Access, download, install and log in to the MT4 admin portal



Launch the MT4 platform, log in and start exploring markets to trade and charting features.


Practise trading

Practise your trading strategies with £10,000 of virtual currency.

Practise trading on a free MT4 demo account

MetaTrader 4 platform shown across multiple devices

An MT4 demo account with CMC Markets allows you to trade across a number of asset classes in a risk-free environment. Once you open a free MetaTrader 4 demo account​​​, you will have a virtual £10,000 to practise your trading strategies. Trade on forex, indices and commodities. 

When using a MetaTrader 4 demo account, you can access our free library of MT4 add-ons and indicators​ which include pivot points, renko charts and the ability to draw freehand on charts.​

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Why open an MT4 demo account with us

  • A MetaTrader 4 demo account allows you to practise trading across key global markets
  • Utilise MT4's powerful charting and innovative trading tools
  • Get consistently low spreads from 0.7pts on key forex pairs
  • Access our library of free MT4 indicators and add-ons
  • Trade on the move with the MetaTrader 4 app
  • Use your MT4 demo account across Windows, iOS and Android devices

Why trade with CMC Markets?​​​​

Trade global markets on an MT4 demo account

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An MT4 demo account provides you with the opportunity to trade CFDs across forex, indices and commodities. You can take a position on major currency pairs, such as EUR/USD, with spreads from 0.5pts. Trade on key indices, like the UK 100 and Germany 40, with spreads starting at 1pt and 1.2pts respectively. You can also access commodity markets, such as Gold, where the minimum spread is 0.2pts. Our margin rates start from 3.3% for forex and 5% for indices and commodities.

Why trade on MT4 with CMC Markets?

No. 1 provider for customer service*​

30 years’ industry know-how

 ​ Trade on the go with the MetaTrader 4 mobile app​​

Listed on the London Stock Exchange

MetaTrader 4 demo account vs MetaTrader 4 live account

We're pleased to add the MT4 platform as an additional trading option for our clients.
Discover the key differences between an MT4 demo account and live account below:

  • The MT4 demo account provides £10,000 of virtual currency to use, whereas an MT4 live account requires you to fund the account with real money
  • An MT4 demo account provides a risk-free environment where users are encouraged to make mistakes, and learn from them. Whereas live accounts provide the opportunity for real returns, but are also accompanied by real risk
  • Demo accounts are free from emotional pressures that are present when trading with real money. You can use your virtual balance to develop confidence and deepen your understanding of the markets

*Awarded Best Telephone Customer Service & Best Email Customer Service, based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters, CFD & FX traders, Investment Trends 2019 UK Leverage Trading Report.

Ready to practise trading on MT4?

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.