• How do I know if I am classified as a 'Private Investor' or 'Non-Private Investor' for market data purposes?

    This depends on the information you provided in your application form. You are classified as a 'Non-Private Investor' for market data purposes if you meet one of the following conditions:

    • The account has not been opened in a personal capacity, but rather in connection with a trade or business or in connection with a trust that has a professional trustee.
    • You are currently registered or qualified as a professional securities trader or investment adviser with any national or state exchange, regulatory authority, self-regulatory body, securities agency, professional association or professional body.
    • You currently act as an investment adviser.
    • You use the account for any purpose other than the management of your personal funds including (but not limited to) acting as a trader to the public or for the investment of corporate funds.

    If any of these apply to you and you subscribe to any market data price feeds for share CFDs, you will be charged the 'Non-Private Investor' rate, which may be higher than the 'Private Investor' rate.

  • What are the costs that I need to be aware of when trading with CMC Markets?

    The list of costs and charges below is not exhaustive.  Please see our CFD holdings costs page for a more comprehensive explanation of our GSLO premiums, margins, etc.

    Overnight holding costs: at the end of each trading day at 5pm (New York time), any cash positions held in your account may be subject to a charge called a 'holding cost'. The holding cost can be positive or negative depending on the direction of your position. Historical holding rates, expressed as an annual percentage rate, are visible on our platform within the overview section of each product. This annual percentage is applied to the notional value of your trade when it was opened, and divided by 365 for the one night cost. Learn how we calculate CFD holdings costs

    Commission charges: when trading CFD shares on our platform, a commission will be charged to your account upon execution of any order. See our commission rates.

    Market data feeds: in order to view share prices on our platform, you will need to activate the relevant market data feed for the region in which the products you wish to see are traded. Monthly subscriptions charges only apply to CFD account holders.

  • Where does your holding cost on FX come from?

    The holding rate used when calculating the applicable holding costs on FX comes from the tom-next rate, which is the difference between the two currencies’ interest rates, with an additional 1% CMC Markets charge added.  Learn more about holding costs.

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