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Invest in over 35,000 domestic and international shares and ETFs from 15 global markets. Plus a wide range of domestic products including Options, mFunds, warrants and more.Open a Share Investing account
Trade contracts for difference (CFDs) on over 12,000+ products including FX Pairs, Indices, Commodities, Shares, Cryptocurrencies, and Treasuries.
Download MT4 and sign up for an account to trade CFDs with CMC Markets, and experience tight spreads coupled with fast and transparent trade execution in 61ms* on over 200 instruments.
*MetaTrader 4 CFD median trade execution time, March 2022. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results, your execution time may differ.
MetaTrader 4 markets and costs
Trade with an FX Active account and enjoy spreads from 0.0 pips on six major FX pairs, with a low commission of $2.50 per 1 lot** ($5 round turn). Plus, get a 25% spread discount on 170 other fx pairs on the MT4 platform, versus our standard account.Discover FX Active
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*A minimum spread is the lowest spread that will be shown on the given product. Minimum spread will vary subject to after-hours trading. If the underlying market spread widens throughout the trading day, or you are trading out of hours, the platform spread may also widen. The spreads shown are for the first price available for the average market trade sizes in the relevant product. The spread will widen for larger trade sizes, see our platform for more information. **Commission charged at 0.0025% per transaction, MT4 charged upfront on opening and closing trades.
More trading opportunities
Trade 200+ instruments with leverage including 175+ FX pairs, plus all key indices, commodities, and cryptocurrencies with rapid execution speeds.
No scalping restrictions
We've set up our MT4 platform with the active trader in mind. Competitive prices and fast and transparent execution make it especially appealing for short-term traders.
There are no minimum stop-loss or take-profit restrictions - a key requirement for high-volume traders.
Hedge your positions
You can open an opposite, related, or alternative trade, with no interruption for traders using Expert Advisors (EAs).
Free premium indicators and EA’s
Hone your technical analysis and tap into our suite of additional premium MT4 indicators and EAs at no cost.
Fund your account with ease
Deposit funds real-time into your trading account via a number of convenient payment methods.
MT4 tools for sophisticated trading
Enhance your trading experience on the MetaTrader 4 platform with key insights from a large range of free indicators and add-ons. Download and install our MT4 indicators and add-ons below, and follow the installer instructions.Download MT4 add-onsWatch video tutorials
Control every detail of your trades, including advanced order types like breakouts and reversions, and set up alerts based on your account activity.
Use trendlines to calculate your stop-loss and take-profit orders, and automatically calculate stop-losses as a percentage of account value.
Identify symbols with strong or weak correlation over a configurable timeframe and number of bars, for example the last 100 H1 bars.
Create alerts for various scenarios, such as technical indicator overlaps.
Track the real-time correlation between two instruments, to minimise the correlation between your open positions and avoid trading the same price action twice over.
Tick chart trader
Place ultra-fast trades with one click, using the speed-optimised order ticket and keyboard shortcuts for entry and exit.
Autochartist's pattern recognition software continuously scans the market.
Ensures that your trades are anonymous and cannot be assigned to a specific strategy.
Access ultra-low latency and minimise system downtime with our virtual private server, which enables traders to run EAs and automated algorithmic strategies on a virtual machine, 24/7.
View your current local time in relation to live trading sessions, showing the core trading hours when institutional dealers are most active in Sydney, Tokyo, London and New York.
Fund your trading account directly from the MT4 terminal, and access a dashboard with access to high-impact economic news releases.
Identify buy and sell sentiment from traders across a range of brokers.
Create your MT4 account
Start trading in no time with a straightforward application process.
We're listed on the London Stock Exchange and regulated locally, with all personal data encrypted.
No hidden costs
We're committed to industry-leading spreads and transparent pricing.
Superior execution & reliability
Our pioneering technology and local customer service alongside the world renowned MT4 platform is the ideal combination for serious traders.
Discover advanced MT4 functionality
30+ years and 1 million+ global traders & investors
CMC Markets globally has decades of technical expertise and industry experience. That's why more than 1 million traders and investors across the globe place their confidence in us.
What is MetaTrader 4?
MetaTrader 4 (MT4), developed by MetaQuotes, is one of the world's most popular forex trading platforms. You can trade CFDs on a range of popular forex pairs, indices and commodities when you trade using MT4 with us.
MT4 allows you to use automated programs called Expert Advisors (EAs), which monitor the markets and can be set to trade on your behalf. You can build your own program or use an existing EA.
What is the MetaTrader 4 platform?
MetaTrader 4 or MT4, developed by MetaQuotes, is an online trading platform used to speculate on the price movements of forex, indices and commodities. It’s one of the most popular forex trading platforms available online and can be downloaded on Windows and Android. Find out how to download MT4. MT4 has the advantage of allowing you to use Expert Advisors (EA) to automate trading.
What is a MetaTrader 4 demo account?
MetaTrader 4’s demo account with CMC Markets will allow you to experience all MT4 platform features in a risk-free environment. A demo user can practise using the platform and try out trading strategies and techniques with $10,000 of virtual currency. Our MT4 demo account also allows users to become familiar with trading bot automations by using Expert Advisors (EAs).
Does my MT4 demo account expire?
MT4 demo accounts remain active as long as you log in to your MT4 trading platform at least once every 30 days. If you don't log in within that timeframe, your account will automatically be closed. You can set up a new demo account again at any time in the future.
How do I download MetaTrader 4?
Find out how to download, install and log in to MT4 on your PC or Mac by visiting our getting started with MT4 guide. Our MetaTrader 4 guide also covers demo accounts, how to fund your MT4 account and general queries.
Is MT4 available on IOS?
Yes the MT4 app has been reinstated and is now available again to download from the Apple App Store. MetaQuotes applications are fully compliant with Apple's requirements.
What are MT4 indicators?
MetaTrader 4 indicators are powerful tools that play a key role in your technical analysis. Technical indicators analyse previous chart data to forecast future price movements, providing market entry and exit trade signals. You can also download MT4 indicators to get access to 15 technical indicators such as pivot points and renko charts. View our MT4 indicators.
What are MT4 add-ons?
MT4 add-ons help create an agile trading platform that adapts to your trading style. Each add-on serves a specific purpose, and can be used alongside technical indicators as part of your trading strategy. We offer 12 MetaTrader 4 add-ons, including mini terminal and sentiment trader. View our MT4 add-ons above.
What is auto trading on MT4?
Automated trading or algorithmic trading is one of the most powerful features available on the MT4 platform. It’s a highly-innovative feature, which allows you to test and apply Expert Advisors (EAs) and technical indicators that you’ve built or acquired. Why not practise trading on an MT4 demo account first?
Is it free to open an account?
There's no cost when opening a demo or live CFD trading account on MT4. You can also view prices and use tools such as charts, free of charge. You’ll need to deposit funds in your account to place a trade.
What are the costs of CFD trading?
CFD trading costs include spreads, and holding costs for trades held overnight, which is essentially a fee for the funds you borrow to cover the leveraged portion of the trade. Learn more.
Is CMC Markets regulated by ASIC?
Yes, CMC Markets Asia Pacific Pty Limited is regulated by ASIC for the provision of derivative products, AFSL No. 238054.
How does CMC Markets protect my money?
As a CMC client, your money is held separately from CMC Markets' own funds, so that under property, trust and insolvency law, your money is protected. Therefore your money is unavailable to general creditors of the firm, if the firm fails.
How does CMC Markets make money?
Our income primarily comes from our spreads, while other fees, such as
overnight holding costs, make a minor contribution to overall revenue.
Our aim is to build long-term relationships by providing the best possible trading experience through our technology and customer service.
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