CMC Markets
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78% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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

Updated Oct 20 2022

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78% 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.

Exness is a Cypriot broker founded in 2008 that specialises on currencies trading via MT4 & 5 along with their proprietary Exness Trader platform.

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
  • Low volume traders looking to take advantage of their low sized account offerings
  • Off-shore traders looking for high leverage factors
  • High volume traders looking for their professional accounts (assuming they are satisfied with their available assets)
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

6

Provided by
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
  • CBCS (Curaçao)
  • FSC (British Virgin Islands)
  • FSC (Mauritius)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
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 depending on the account type
  • Low entry barrier for new traders
  • No minimum deposit on standard accounts
The Bad
  • High commissions on stocks and ETFs
  • Platform is not beginner friendly
  • Most Exness' the financial licenses are from off-shore locations
  • Very low asset offering with less than 200 instruments
  • Despite using TradingView charts, multi-charts layout or fullscreen are not possible
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 2008
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
0 From 0 to $3,000
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • USDT (Tether)
  • Bank Transfer
  • BTC (Bitcoin)
  • Perfect Money
  • SticPay
  • USDC (USD Coin)
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - AUD, GBP, CAD, EUR, NZD, NOK, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD. 1 - USD
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, JP, SY, ZA, IR.

US, CA, SY, IR.

📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs CFDs
Total Asset Offering
11,885 243
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
10,169 100
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
330 100
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
124 7
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
95 10
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
1,084 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
18 26
📒 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 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF Unavailable
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Variable (eg: 1 BTC) 0.01 Lots ($1,000)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) 0.01 Lots ($1,000)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
1 Contract 0.01 Lots ($1,000)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 30
💪 Professional Leverage
500 2000
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes No
👬 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. 

Commissions vary as follows:

  • No comissions on Standard account
  • No comissions on Standard Cent account
  • $3.5 per lot side on Raw Spread account
  • $0.2 per lot side on Zero account
  • No commission on Pro account
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips 1 Pip
📉 SP500
From 60 Pips From 200 pips
📈 GOLD
From 30 Pips From 20 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread From $0.10
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Unavailable
📉 BTC
Unavailable From $20
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No
📡 Educational Content
Yes No
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
Yes No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
Yes No