Why choose CMC Markets?

There's a lot to consider when you're choosing the right trading partner, so we've outlined our key strengths below.
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Value for money

We aim to provide tight spreads regardless of market volatility, delivering competitive and reliable pricing. We offer attractive spreads right across our product range, from 0.7 points on EUR/USD, 1 point on key indices like the UK 100 and Germany 30, and 0.3 points on Gold. Our margin rates start from 0.2% for forex and indices, 0.5% for commodities and 3% for shares.

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Forex products
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Indices
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Shares
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Commodities
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Treasuries

More trading opportunities

With over 10,000 CFD markets to trade across forex, indices, commodities, shares, ETFs and treasuries*, we give you the chance to develop a diverse portfolio, increasing your potential trading opportunities.

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Our intuitive platform

Next Generation is our unique, pioneering online trading platform. It's already won multiple awards but we're not stopping there – we consistently make improvements and add new functionality, products and tools to the platform to enhance your trading experience.

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Dynamic charting capability

Our award-winning** charts provide a host of features to support your chart analysis, including multiple chart types, over 80 technical indicators and drawing tools, a pattern recognition feature and our chart forum community.

Trade anywhere

Our mobile trading apps have been designed and built individually for iPhone, iPad and Android™ devices to give you the best trading experience possible and allow you complete control over your account and your trades, wherever you are.

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Execution control

Enter and exit trades in a flash with our cutting-edge technology. There are multiple order types available, so you can control exactly when and how your trades are executed. For example, our 1-Click Trading feature allows you to place a trade almost instantly, while for enhanced order management you can set boundaries to control any potential slippage in the market.

Order execution options

Risk management

We've developed an extensive range of risk management features to help you manage trading risk effectively, helping to secure potential profits and minimise losses. If you want 100% certainty that a trade will close at an exact price if it moves against you, we offer guaranteed stop-loss orders (GSLOs) for a small premium.

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Dedicated support, 24 hours a day

Get access to support around the clock whenever the markets are open, from our dedicated Client Management team. If you happen to experience any technical, trading or account difficulties, you can quickly and easily get in touch with a member of our knowledgeable team.

Sharpen your skills

No matter your level of trading experience, our dedicated range of education resources can help you learn more, while our step-by-step guides will help you make the most of our advanced trading platform.

Security of funds

We hold retail client finds in segregated bank accounts, which exceeds the requirements of the Financial Markets Conduct Regulations (2014) ('Regulations'). All retail client money is held in segregated client bank accounts. CMC Markets only uses its own funds for hedging. CMC Markets NZ Limited is regulated by the Financial Markets Authority ('FMA') for the provision of derivative products, FSP41187.

Protection of funds

Licensed and regulated

CMC Markets is authorised and regulated by the FMA. As a result we are required to comply with the Regulations. CMC Markets exceeds the requirements of the Regulations and clearly distinguishes retail client money from its own by holding retail client funds in segregated client bank accounts, entirely separate from CMC Markets’ own money.

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Over 25 years' experience

Since launching in 1989, we have become one of the world's leading CFD providers. Among the pioneers of the industry and with over 25 years' experience, you can be confident that when you're trading with us, you're trading with experts.

Multiple award-winners

In the last two years alone we've won almost 50 awards, recognising the quality of our service and dedication to delivering innovation and technology to our clients, through our Next Generation web-based trading platform and native mobile apps.

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Still unsure about choosing us?

We're confident that we can offer you the best all-round trading package, but why not decide for yourself?

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*Product numbers may vary and are accurate for November 2015

Awarded 'Best Platform Features' and 'Best Research Tools', Investment Trends 2015 Australia CFD Report; 'Best Online Trading Platform', Shares Awards 2014.

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As official partner of Land Rover BAR we’re backing Sir Ben Ainslie’s team to bring the America’s Cup home.

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NSW Waratahs

We’re proud to support Super XV Rugby giants the NSW Waratahs, one of Australia’s most iconic teams.

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