Introducing Countdowns

A straightforward, fast and exciting way to trade with limited risk on the short-term price movements of financial markets.

Countdowns are fixed-odds trades based on whether the settlement price of a product will be above or below the current Countdown price at the end of a range of short-term timeframes. Please remember, your capital is at risk.

  • Timeframes from just 30 seconds
  • Competitive payouts of up to 90%
  • Intuitive platform experience

How to trade Countdowns

  • 1Choose your product

    Select the product (eg EUR/USD) and timeframe (30 seconds to one hour) over which you want to trade

  • 2Choose your stake size

    Enter the amount you are willing to risk on your Countdown trade, starting at $20

  • 3Above or below?

    Decide whether you think the price will be higher or lower at the end of your chosen timeframe

  • 4Place your trade

    Select 'Above' or 'Below' to open your Countdown position

How to trade Countdowns: AUD/USD

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Open a CFD account to trade Countdowns, or log in if you’re an existing CMC Markets client.

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About CMC Markets

Established over 25 years ago and fully-regulated by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), CMC Markets is one of the world's leading online trading providers with offices in 14 countries.

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Trade Countdowns on our award-winning, native apps.

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