Trade with a multi-award-winning* provider

We understand our clients’ needs and that’s evident in the number of awards we’ve won over the past few years. With awards spanning the excellence of our trading platform, mobile trading apps and dedicated education material, we’re equipped to provide you with a quality trading experience. We’re constantly striving to provide the best possible experience for our clients and we believe this is just one of the reasons we were awarded ‘Financial Services Provider of the Year 2014’ at the Shares Awards.

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Why trade shares with CMC Markets?

Since we were established over 25 years ago, we’ve been putting our clients at the heart of everything we do. Our award-winning* Next Generation web-based and mobile platforms demonstrate how we’ve continually improved based on client feedback. The platform offers a huge range of technical indicators and advanced tools to support your trading, like client sentiment, pattern recognition scanner, market calendar, Reuters, price alerts and much more besides.

Truly competitive spreads

We offer very competitive spreads right across our product range. For example, our spreads start from 0.7 points on major FX pairs; 1 point on key indices like the Germany 30 and 1.4 points on the US 30; 0.3 points on Gold and 3 points on both Brent and West Texas Crude Oil.

Our aim is to deliver tight spreads regardless of market volatility, to give you the best pricing we can. We also publish a weekly update of the typical spreads you can expect on our most popular currency pairs.

Advanced execution control

The Next Generation trading platform has been designed and developed to hand over as much execution control to the user as possible. For example, our 1-Click Trading feature comes with automatic execution and no dealer intervention, while for enhanced order management you can set boundaries to control any potential slippage in the market.

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Enhance your trading potential

Identifying opportunities to trade as they occur is an essential and difficult skill to master, but we’ve developed a range of tools and features to help. These include:

  • Client sentiment, our tool which enables you to see what and how other clients are trading
  • Chart forum, which offers the ability to share, discuss and copy technical analysis with other clients
  • Pattern recognition scanner, which can send alerts to notify you of emerging and completed technical trade set-ups
  • Insights from our global team of market analysts which you can access daily, including in-depth analysis and research on the market-moving news
  • Morningstar’s Quantitative Equity Research reports generate share value estimates which enable you to compare what a share could be worth versus its underlying price
  • Reuters newsfeed, where you read breaking news, research, earnings data and broker ratings

Manage your risks

Our extensive range of risk management features have been developed to help you manage risk efficiently, helping to secure potential profits and minimise losses. Use stop loss orders to specify a price at which your trade will be closed out if the market moves against you, or trailing stop loss orders, which are similar to stop loss orders but can lock in some profit should the market move in an unfavourable direction.

Alternatively, you can attach a guaranteed stop loss order (GSLO) to a trade for a premium cost if you want 100% certainty that you will be closed out at an exact price specified by you, regardless of market volatility or gapping. All risk management features can be amended directly from the charts on our Next Generation platform.

Upgrade to the Next Generation

Next Generation is CMC Markets’ multi award-winning* trading platform custom built with you, the trader in mind. Trade and manage positions directly from charts, access over 80 technical indicators and drawing tools, use automated pattern recognition and be part of our chart forum community.

Next Generation is web-based and you can also trade on the move without losing control, through our native iPhone, iPad and Android™ apps.

Android App available on Google Play. Available on the App Store.

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There’s no need to be alone

Connect, learn and share your technical and charting analysis with our online trading community; debate your views and invite discussion via our trading forum. Browse, rate and comment on other traders' analysis across all products and seamlessly copy their work on to your live charts with just one click.

Dedicated client services, 24 hours a day

Our dedicated Client Management team is available to give you comprehensive support around the clock. If you ever happen to experience any technical, trading or account difficulties, you can quickly and easily get in touch with one of our highly-trained team.

What happens to your funds

CMC Markets is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and complies with the FCA’s Client Assets (CASS) rules to ensure all retail client funds are segregated. Please view our client money page for further details.

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