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MetaTrader 4 (MT4) demo account

Open a free MT4 demo account to trade CFDs on a wide range of forex pairs, indices, commodities and cryptos.

Trade $10,000 of virtual cash

Competitive spreads and margins across several asset classes

Test strategies and use MT4’s Expert Advisors to automate your trades

Trade forex from 0.0 pips on six major fx pairs with our new FX Active account

Est. 1989

1 million clients globally

Listed on the London Stock Exchange

How to open an MT4 demo account and start trading


Sign up

Just enter your email address and a password, then we’ll send you a verification message.



Download, install and log in to MT4.



Discover a wide range of markets to trade, and try out the platform’s features.

Practise trading on a free MT4 demo account

An MT4 demo account with CMC Markets allows you to trade across a number of asset classes in a risk-free environment.

Trade on currencies, indices and commodities.

Access our free library of MT4 add-ons and indicators, including pivot points and renko charts.

Draw freehand on charts.

Develop, test and apply your own algorithms. No coding needed.

Why open an MT4 demo account with us?

A MetaTrader 4 demo account allows you to practise trading across key global markets. Get to know the platform and practise your trading strategies risk-free.

In-depth charting

Utilise MT4's powerful charting and innovative trading tools

Low spreads

Get consistently low spreads from 0.5 pts on key currency pairs with our standard trading account OR choose an MT4 FX Active account for transparent pricing from 0.0 pips on 6 major fx pairs plus a low commission at $5 per lot round turn*.

*0.0025% per transaction, MT4 commission charged upfront

Customise your experience

Access our library of free MT4 indicators and add-ons

MetaTrader 4 demo account vs MetaTrader 4 live account

Discover the key differences between an MT4 demo account and live account below:

MT4 demo accountMT4 live account
CurrencyProvides $10,000 of virtual currency to useRequires you to fund the account with real money
RiskProvides a risk-free environment where users are encouraged to make mistakes and learn from themProvide the opportunity for real returns, but are also accompanied by real risk

Free from emotional pressures that are present when trading with real money. With a demo account you can use your virtual balance to develop confidence and deepen your understanding of the markets.

Why trade on MT4 with CMC Markets?

Hassle-free application

Over 30 years' industry experience

How to switch from an MT4 demo to a live account



Complete our simple online form.



Download, install and log in to MT4.



Discover a wide range of markets to trade, and try out the platform’s features.


Can I access trading signals and custom indicators with a MT4 demo account?

A demo account with CMC Markets will allow you to experience all of the MT4 platform features in a risk-free environment. Visit our MT4 indicators and add-ons page to see the range of tools you can use with your MT4 demo account.

Can I use an expert adviser to automate my demo trading?

Our MT4 demo account allows users to become familiar with trading bot automations by using Expert Advisors (EAs). Feel free to add any EAs that you think will enhance your algorithmic trading strategy.