CMC Markets
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78% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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67.6% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

CMC Markets Vs. Forex.com - 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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67.6% 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.

Forex.com is a global broker headquartered in the U.S and part of StoneX (publicly traded company on NASDAQ) that specialises in offering CFDs based on commodities, currencies, indices, stocks, ETFs, shares, bonds and cryptocurrencies.

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
  • Traders of all levels (beginner to advanced) looking for competitive pricing
  • Trades of all levels looking for a great platform variety
  • High volume traders looking for ECN or DMA accounts offering deep liquidity for large trades
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

5

Other Licenses

0

Provided by
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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • FINRA (United States)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
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
  • Great platform offering (Proprietary, TradingView, MetaTrader 4 & 5)
  • Excellent asset offering (more than 5,000+ instruments)
  • Competitive spreads in some of their assets
The Bad
  • High commissions on stocks and ETFs
  • Platform is not beginner friendly
  • Despite presenting a great customisable platform, it still feels messy and not intuitive to use
  • Commissions are expensive when compared to similar competitors 
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 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit
0 $100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - AUD, GBP, CAD, EUR, NZD, NOK, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD. 6 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, CHF.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes
❌ Restricted Countries
US, JP, SY, ZA, IR. None
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

CFDs on currencies, commodities, indices, bonds, shares and cryptocurrencies.

📙 Stocks
10,169 4,500+
📘 Currency Pairs
330+ 93
📗 Commodities
124 35
📕 Indices
95 24
📔 ETFs
1084 700+
💸 Cryptocurrencies
18 (Not available in the U.K) 5
📒 Bonds
55 14
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures

CFDs on commodities futures contracts with various expiration dates.

N/A
📝 Notes:
N/A

All of Forex.com’s assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share Varies per share (eg: 0.3 AMZN shares)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF Varies per ETF (eg: 5 contracts of XLK)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies per Cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
1 Contract Varies per commodity (eg: 1 contract of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Contract Varies per Bond (eg: 1 contract of Euro Bobl)
📈 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 Yes
🎓 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 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 Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

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

Yes, $15 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 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.

  • Standard account has no commissions
  • “Commission Account” and “DMA Account” have a flat $5 fee commission per lot round turn
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
From 60 Pips From 60 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 30 Pips From 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
N/A From $120
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes Yes