CMC Markets
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78% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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69.2% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

CMC Markets Vs. BDSwiss - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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78% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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69.2% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

CMC Markets is a global broker headquartered in the U.K that holds 6 high value financial licenses and offers CFD trading on stocks, etfs, commodities, currencies, bonds and cryptocurrencies.

BDSwiss is a global broker headquartered in Switzerland that holds multiple financial licenses and offers access to over 250 financial instruments through 4 account types according to each trader's needs.

Best For
  • Professional high volume traders looking to offset the cost of commissions through larger trades
  • Intermediate and professional traders looking for a professional custom platform with customisable layouts
  • Beginners looking to learn the basics using the "Cent" account
  • Intermediate traders looking for quality fundamental analysis
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

5

Other Licenses

0

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • NFA (United States)
  • FSC (Mauritius)
The Good
  • Comprehensive asset offering with more than 12,000+ tradable assets and the possibility to add data connections to exchanges to add more
  • Powerful professional platform with customisable layouts and integrated reuters feed
  • Excellent educational library with analysis published on the daily basis
  • Suitable for traders who are willing to invest time in learning fundamental analysis.
The Bad
  • High commissions on stocks and ETFs
  • Platform is not beginner friendly
  • Higher spreads and limited functionality for small accounts
  • Needs $1000 deposit to have access to a personal account manager, or $5,000 for the advantageous Raw account.
Status
Operational Operational
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Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day 1 Day
📋 Documents Required
  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

📍 Year Founded
1989 2012
💳 Minimum Deposit
0 $, €, £ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • iDeal
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - AUD, GBP, CAD, EUR, NZD, NOK, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD. 4 - USD, EUR, GBP, SEK
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, JP, SY, ZA, IR. BE, CD ,ER, JP, KP, LY, MU, SC, SO, SD, US
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, cryptocurrencies, commodities, indices and bonds

CFDs on stocks, commodities, currencies, cryptocurrencies and indices.

📙 Stocks
10,169 140 CFDs / 900+ on MT5 Platform
📘 Currency Pairs
330+ 50+
📗 Commodities
124 6
📕 Indices
95 10
📔 ETFs
1084 80
💸 Cryptocurrencies
18 (Not available in the U.K) 20
📒 Bonds
55 N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures

CFDs on commodities futures contracts with various expiration dates.

N/A
📝 Notes:
N/A
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share 1 share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF 1 contract
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC) 0.01 Lots
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
1 Contract 0.01 Lots
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Contract N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
1 Contract N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

After 12 months of inactivity, CMC Markets charges a £10 inactivity fee.

10% of account balance after 90 days of inactivity (minimum at €25, maximum at €49.90) 

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No

€10 flat fee for bank wire withdrawals equal to or less than €100

💰 Commissions

Yes and they vary per share exchange location. For U.S shares, there is a minimum $10 in-and-out commission. 

Yes depending on account type (Eg: Raw accounts have a $5 per lot round turn commission while other pay spreads)

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips Dynamic - From 0.3 Pips (Raw Account)
📉 SP500
From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 39 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 30 Pips Dynamic - From 27 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $3.30
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread 0.10%
📉 BTC
N/A Dynamic - From $190
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No

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