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Updated Dec 22 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.

Markets.com is an international broker that offers share dealing and CFD trading accounts through their own proprietary platform or MT4 and MT5.

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
  • Passive investors looking for share dealing services with the intent to hold shares over long perios of time
  • High volume CFD traders looking for exposure to several markets using their platform, MT4 or MT5
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

5

Other Licenses

0

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
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
  • Clear separation between investors and Traders by offering share dealing accounts and CFD trading accounts
  • Wide range of platforms (Proprietary, MT4, MT5)
  • Wide range of stocks and stock CFDs
The Bad
  • High commissions on stocks and ETFs
  • Platform is not beginner friendly
  • Minimum trade sizes larger than average
  • Spreads above average
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 $100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - AUD, GBP, CAD, EUR, NZD, NOK, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD. 11 - USD, EUR, GBP, PLN, SEK, DKK, NOK, ZAR, CZK, CHF, AUD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, JP, SY, ZA, IR.

US, JP, CA, BE.

📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs Hybrid
Total Asset Offering
11,885 9,646
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 7,008
📙 Stock CFDs
10,169 2,008
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
330 67
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
124 28
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
95 40
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
1,084 466
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
18 25
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
55 4
📓 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 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Variable (eg: 1 BTC) Varies by Crypto (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 by Commoditty (Eg: 1 Gold Contract)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Contract Varies by Bond (Eg: 10 GER10Y Bond contracts)
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 30
💪 Professional Leverage
500 300
✍ 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
📺 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.

$10 each month after 3 months of inactivity.

💰 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. 

No comissions on CFDs. For share dealing, the first 3 months are commission free, then the structure is:

  • EU Shares = 0.1% (min €10)
  • UK Shares = 0.1% (min £8)
  • US Shares = 2c (min $15)
  • AU Shares = 0.1% (min A$10)
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips
📉 SP500
From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 100 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 30 Pips Dynamic - From 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $1.81
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $0.31
📉 BTC
Unavailable Dynamic - From $104.10
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No Yes
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No
📡 Educational Content
Yes No
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
Yes No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
Yes No