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There's a lot to consider when you're choosing the right trading partner, so we've outlined our key strengths below.
Discover why you should choose us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 premium. This premium is refunded in full if the GSLO is not triggered.
As a high-volume trader, we know you take your trading seriously and require the best from your provider. Our premium traders have access to exclusive client events, workshops and forms as well as a more personalised trading experience with direct access to a dedicated member of our sales trading team. Market-leading rebates are also available for high-volume traders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
*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.