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

Updated Oct 20 2022

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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.

Binance is a global cryptocurrency exchange founded in 2017 in China with the aim of providing the ultimate trading solution. Currently, they offer more than 700+ cryptocurrencies, derivatives (such as Vanilla options, futures, staking), a Launchpad platform for ICOs and many more services such as several trading platforms with different complexity levels.

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
  • Avid cryptocurrency traders and investors from intermediate to expert levels
  • Day traders looking for a high liquidity exchange with competitive fees
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

5

Other Licenses

0

Provided by
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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Unregulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

0

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • BaFin (Germany)

None

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
  • Largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world by liquidity
  • Massive cryptocurrencies selection available (700+)
  • Large amount of financial products in the form of derivatives (Vanilla options, futures, etc)
  • Advanced trading platforms with visual order books at no cost
The Bad
  • High commissions on stocks and ETFs
  • Platform is not beginner friendly
  • Interface can be complex to use for beginners
  • The wide selection of products and derivatives can also be intimidating for beginners
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 2017
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
0 0
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Bank transfers
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - AUD, GBP, CAD, EUR, NZD, NOK, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD. All supported cryptocurrencies.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes
❌ Restricted Countries

US, JP, SY, ZA, IR.

None
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No Yes
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs Hybrid
Total Asset Offering
11,885 750
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
10,169 0
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
330 0
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
124 0
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
95 0
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
1,084 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 750
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
18 0
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
55 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
10 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share Unavailable
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF Unavailable
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Variable (eg: 1 BTC) $10
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Unavailable
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 100
💪 Professional Leverage
500 Unavailable
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes No
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
No No
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

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

None
💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees
None None
💰 Commissions

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

Fixed 0.1% trade value fee for spot trades.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips Unavailable
📉 SP500
From 60 Pips Unavailable
📈 GOLD
From 30 Pips Unavailable
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Unavailable
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Unavailable
📉 BTC
Unavailable Dynamic - From $1
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes No
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes No
📡 Video Tutorials
Yes Yes
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
Yes No