CMC Markets
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73% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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

Updated May 26 2022

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73% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% 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.

BlackBull Markets is a global broker headquartered in New Zealand founded in 2014 that specialises in providing CFDs based on shares, commodities, currencies and indices.

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
  • Experienced currency traders looking for their ECN PRIME account offer with spreads from 0.1 Pips
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

5

Other Licenses

0

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

2

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • FMA (New Zealand)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
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
  • Competitive spreads in their ECN PRIME account (From 0.1 Pips)
  • MT4 & 5 platforms offered
The Bad
  • High commissions on stocks and ETFs
  • Platform is not beginner friendly
  • Their standard asset offering is very low (over 300 instruments)
  • Share trading requires a separate platform with a different onboarding
  • Commissions are above average and share trading fees are a mystery
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
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 2014
💳 Minimum Deposit
0 From $50 to $2,000
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • FasaPay
  • China UnionPay
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - AUD, GBP, CAD, EUR, NZD, NOK, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD. 9 - EUR, USD, GBP, NZD, AUD, SGD, ZAR, JPY, CAD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, JP, SY, ZA, IR. US, CA, SY, IR.
📊 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 shares, currencies, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies.
📙 Stocks
10,169 23,000+
📘 Currency Pairs
330+ 64
📗 Commodities
124 15
📕 Indices
95 13
📔 ETFs
1084 N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
18 (Not available in the U.K) 8
📒 Bonds
55 N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures

CFDs on commodities futures contracts with various expiration dates.

N/A
📝 Notes:
N/A All of BlackBull Markets assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share N/A
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC) N/A
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
1 Contract N/A
📉 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 Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes (only for share trading)
📱 Android App
Yes Yes (only for share trading)
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes (MT4 & 5)
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes (only for share trading)
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 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.

No
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No

Yes, $5 for card withdrawals and $20 for international bank transfer withdrawals.

💰 Commissions

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

  • ECN Standard has no fees.
  • ECN PRIME has a $6 commission per lot round turn

In the case of share trading, their fees start from NZD $12 per transaction yet they’re not clearly explained anywhere on their website.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips From 0.4 Pips to 1.61 Pips
📉 SP500
From 60 Pips From 5.5 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 30 Pips From 16 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market spread
📉 BTC
N/A N/A
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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