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  • Trade CFDs on over 330 major, minor and exotic FX pairs
  • Powerful charting and innovative trading tools
  • Trade on the move with our mobile and tablet apps
  • Dedicated support around the clock, whenever the markets are open

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Cash rebates^

  • We reward high-volume traders with cash rebates
  • Earn rebates on forex, index & commodity trades
  • We paid $17.8m to our clients globally 2015-16
CMC Markets
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You are our focus

Our goal is to offer you a superior forex trading experience. We're passionate about online forex trading, constantly innovating and aiming to improve how our clients invest in the financial markets.

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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 and GBP/USD from 0.9 points. Forex margin rates start from 2%.

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Advanced charting 

Powerful charting offers a host of features to support your forex trading, including multiple chart types, over 80 technical indicators and drawing tools, pattern recognition and a chart forum community.

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Over 25 years' experience

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

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Intuitive platform

Our unique online trading platform, Next Generation, has consistently won multiple awards over the last few years, while our dedicated team are constantly working on new functionality, products and tools to enhance your forex trading experience.

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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 is forex?

Foreign exchange trading, also known as FX or forex, is the simultaneous buying of one currency and selling of another. The forex market is not based in a central location or exchange, so it's open 24 hours a day from Sunday night through to Friday night. 

Forex is always traded in pairs. When trading forex, you always speculate on whether the price of the base currency will rise or fall against the counter currency. So with GBP/USD if you think GBP (the base currency) will rise against USD, you go long (buy) the currency pair. Alternatively, if you think GBP will fall against USD (or that USD will rise against GBP), you go short (sell) the currency pair.

If you were right (that is if you went long GBP/USD and GBP went up in value against USD), you would make a profit. If the trade went against you, however, you would make a loss. ​

Forex is available to trade as a CFD and is traded using leverage, which means your potential profits are magnified as well as your losses.

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Why trade FX with CMC Markets?

  • Huge choice of forex pairs tradable around the clock
  • Trade on our Next Generation platform and mobile apps
  • Build your risk-management skills with our range of stop orders including guaranteed stop-loss orders 
  • 24-hour customer service

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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 FX with a reputable global provider


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Winner 2017

Financial Services Provider of the Year

Shares Awards

Winner 2017

Best Customer Service

Investment Trends Singapore
CFD and FX Report 2015-2017

Winner 2017

Best Overall Client Satisfaction

Investment Trends Singapore
CFD and FX Report 2015-2017

Winner 2017

Best Forex Trading Support

UK Forex Awards

Winner 2017

Mobile Phone/Tablet Platform

Investment Trends 2017 UK Leverage Trading Report

Winner 2016

Best Mobile Application

Investment Trends Singapore
CFD and FX Report 2015-2016

Winner 2015

CFD Broker of the Year

Brokerwahl - Germany

Winner 2015

Service Excellence

The Australian Business Awards 2015

Awarded 'Best Overall Client Satisfaction', 'Best Platform Features', 'Best Client Services', 'Best Value for Money'

Investment Trends 2017 Singapore Report

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*'Best Value for Money', 'Best Education Materials', 'Best Customer Service', 'Best Mobile Trading' and 'Best Research Tools',  Investment Trends 2016 Singapore CFD & FX report, 'Financial Services Provider of the Year', Shares Awards 2013, 2014 & 2015; 'Best Trading Platform Features', Investment Trends 2014 & 2015 UK Leveraged Trading Report, based on highest user satisfaction among spread bettors and FX traders; 'Best Mobile/Tablet App', Investment Trends 2014 & 2015 UK Leveraged Trading Report, based on highest user satisfaction among spread bettors, CFD traders and FX traders'; Best CFD Provider' & 'Best Mobile/Tablet Trading Application', Shares Awards 2015; 'Best Mobile/Tablet Application', Online Personal Wealth Awards 2015; 'Best Forex Customer Service', UK Forex Awards 2015; Best 'Best Investor Education', Shares Awards 2014 ; 'Best Online Trading Platform', Shares Awards 2013 & 2014.
**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.