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Index trading

Trade on over 80 cash and forward global indices based on the FTSE 100 and more, with leverage, on our CFD platform.

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Est. 1989
1 million clients
1 million clients globally
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LSE listed

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More than an index trading platform

Your favourites in one place

Trade on more than 80 cash and forward indices based on FTSE 100 and dozens of other global markets.

No partial fills

And never any dealer intervention, regardless of your trading size.

Precision pricing

We combine multiple feeds from tier-one banks, to get you the most accurate bid/ask price.

Local customer support

Our support team are available 24/5, Monday to Saturday.

Exclusive products

Get broader access to the market in a single position with our exclusive share baskets.

Trade on over 80 indices

Trade on more than 80 cash and forward indices based on the FTSE 100 as well as regional indices including Australia, Asia-Pacific, US and Europe.

Other popular instruments

Pricing is indicative. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

See our index costs

Whatever you trade, costs matter. We’re committed to keeping our costs as competitive and transparent as possible, whether you trade on UK, US, European or Asian indices.

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EXCLUSIVE TO CMC

Looking for an opportunity? We’ve analysed the trends driving the market and grouped shares into topical buckets like Driverless Cars or Renewable Energy, to allow you to trade across a trending theme with a single position.

The platform built for index trading

Fast execution, exclusive insights and accurate signals are vital to your success as a CFD trader.

Pattern recognition scanner

We automatically scan over 120 of our most popular instruments every 15 minutes for emerging and completed chart patterns, such as wedges, channels and head & shoulders formations, and overlay them on to your charts to alert you to potential emerging trends.

Advanced order execution

We offer a range of advanced order types, including trailing and guaranteed stop losses, partial closure, market orders and boundary orders on every trade, so you have the flexibility to trade your way.

Reuters news and analysis

Industry-leading charting

WINNER2020

Best White Label Provider

2020 Global Forex Awards B2B

WINNER2020

Best Retail CFDs Broker

2020 Finance Magnates Awards

WINNER2020

Best White Label Solution

2020 Finance Magnates Awards

Powerful trading wherever you are

Trade like you’re on a desktop, on your mobile. Our mobile trading app allows you to seamlessly open and close trades, track your positions, set up notifications and analyse mobile-optimised charts.

FAQs

New to trading?

Is it free to open an account?

There's no cost when opening a live CFD trading account. You can also view prices and use tools such as charts, Reuters news or Morningstar quantitative equity reports, free of charge. However, you will need to deposit funds in your account to place a trade. Learn about the costs involved in CFD trading

What are the costs of trading on indices?

There are a number of costs to consider when CFD trading, including spread costs, holding costs (for trades held overnight which is essentially a fee for the funds you borrow to cover the leveraged portion of the trade), rollover costs for expired forward trades, and guaranteed stop-loss order charges (if you use this risk-management tool). Find out more about our costs

Is CMC Markets regulated in New Zealand?

Yes, CMC Markets NZ Limited is regulated by the Financial Markets Authority (‘FMA’) for the provision of derivative products, FSP41187.

How does CMC Markets protect my money?

As a CMC client, your money is held separately from CMC Markets’ own money and is held on trust in a segregated client bank account with a registered bank in New Zealand in accordance with the Financial Markets Conduct Regulations. We do not use client money to hedge our positions or to meet the trading obligations of other customers. The holding and disbursing of client money is in accordance with applicable law; as such, your money is protected with us.

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.

New to index trading?

What are indices?

Indices are a measure of a section of shares in the stock market, created by combining the value of several stocks to create one aggregate value.

How to trade on indices?

You can start trading on indices now by opening a live account. If you would like to practise your index trading strategy first, open a demo account to trade with virtual funds.

What is leveraged trading?

One of the advantages of CFD trading is that you only need to deposit a percentage of the full value of your position to open a trade, known as trading on leverage. Remember, trading on leverage can also amplify losses, so it’s important to manage your risk.

How does trading CFDs on indices actually work?

When you trade CFDs on indices on our platform, you don’t buy or sell the underlying index. Instead, you’re taking a position on whether you think the index will go up or down.

With CFD trading, you buy or sell a number of units for a particular instrument. For every point or unit that the price moves in your favour, you gain multiples of your stake, and vice versa.

While you can trade on leverage, your profits and losses are based on the full value of the trade. As a retail client, you will never lose more than the amount in your account.