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Start trading CFDs on our cutting-edge trading platform

  • Thousands of instruments including forex, shares, indices & commodities
  • Powerful charting and innovative trading tools
  • Trade on the move with our mobile and tablet apps
  • Live support around the clock, whenever the markets are open
CMC Markets
CMC Markets

You are our focus

Our aim is to help you become a better CFD trader. We're passionate about online CFD trading, constantly innovating our platform and product offering so you can get the most out of the financial markets and CFD trading.

CMC Markets

Value for money

We offer competitive and reliable pricing, with tight spreads and low margins. Trade CFDs on key FX pairs like EUR/USD from 0.7 points, 1 point on major indices like the UK 100, and 0.3 points on Gold. Our margin rates start from 2% for FX and 5% for indices CFDs.

CMC Markets

More opportunities

CFD trading offers you the ability to diversify your portfolio with leveraged trading on a huge range of forex, indices, commodities, shares and treasuries.

CMC Markets

Over 25 years' experience

Since launching in 1989, we’ve become one of the world's leading CFD trading  providers. As one of the industry's pioneers, you can be confident that when you're trading CFDs with us, you're trading with one of the best in the business.

CMC Markets

Intuitive platform

Our unique online CFD trading platform, Next Generation, has already won multiple awards and we’re consistently working on new functionality, products and trading tools to enhance your CFD trading experience.

CMC Markets

Multiple-award winners

We have won over 50 awards worldwide over the last two years – a recognition of the quality of our service, and dedication to delivering innovation and technology through our web-based trading platform and native mobile apps.

98% of calls answered in under 20 seconds

When there's a market open, we are too

What are CFDs?

A CFD is a cash-settled leveraged product that tracks the price movement of a financial market, such as indices, forex, commodities, shares or treasuries. A key feature of trading leveraged products is that you only have to put down a small deposit for a much larger market exposure, and as such there is the potential to magnify profits, as well as losses, which can exceed deposits.

When you trade CFDs, you don’t buy or sell the underlying asset or product. Instead, you speculate on whether the price of that product will rise or fall. We offer CFDs on thousands of global instruments, and you can buy or sell a number of units depending on whether you think prices will go up or down.

For every point the price moves in your favour, you gain multiples of the number of units you have bought or sold. For every point the price moves against you, you make a loss.
Find out more about CFD trading

Why trade CFDs with CMC Markets?

  • Access thousands of global CFD instruments
  • Trade on our cutting-edge platform and mobile apps
  • Manage your risk with our range of stop orders, including guaranteed stop-loss orders
  • Tight spreads from 0.7 points on FX and 1 point on major indices
  • Low margins from 2% on FX and 5% on indices CFDs
  • 24-hour customer service

Earn cash rebates as you trade^

  • Trade high-volumes and earn cash rewards^
  • Earn rebates on forex, index & commodity trades
  • We paid $17.8m globally to our clients in 2015-16

Trade CFDs with a reputable global provider

57,000

active clients worldwide across all account types

66.8M

trades per annum across all products

14

global offices

Winner 2015

Best CFD Provider

Shares Awards

Winner 2015

Best Mobile/Tablet Trading Application

Shares Awards

Winner 2015

Financial Services Provider of the Year

Shares Awards

Winner 2015

Best Customer Service

UK Forex Awards 2015

Winner 2015

Best Education Material

Investment Trends Singapore
CFD and FX Report 2015

Winner 2015

Best Mobile/Tablet Application

Online Personal Wealth Awards

Winner 2015

CFD Broker of the Year

Brokerwahl - Germany

Winner 2015

Service Excellence

The Australian Business Awards 2015

Awarded 'Best Education Materials', based on highest user satisfaction among Singapore CFD and FX traders.

Investment Trends 2015 Singapore Report

^Terms and conditions apply.

*'Best Trading Platform Features', Investment Trends 2014 & 2015 UK Leveraged Trading Report, based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters and FX traders; 'Best Mobile Platform/Best Education Materials' and, Investment Trends 2014 and 2015 for UK/Singapore CFD traders and FX traders; 'Best Online Trading Platform', Shares Awards 2013 & 2014; 'Best Mobile/Tablet Trading Application', Shares Awards 2015; 'Best Mobile/Tablet Application', Online Personal Wealth Awards 2015.
**Awarded 'Best Customer Service', Investment Trends 2015 UK Leveraged Trading Report, based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters; 'Best Forex Customer Service', UK Forex Awards 2015.

‡Spreads may widen and margins may increase in volatile markets

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CFD trading can result in losses that exceed your deposits. Ensure you understand the risks.