CMC Markets
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69% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

CMC Markets Vs. Saxo Bank - 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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69% 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.

Saxo Bank is a Danish investment bank operating since 1992. It is one of the most regulated brokerages in the world with an exceptional selection of financial instruments.

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
  • Professional investors looking to trade a variety of markets
  • High net worth traders or investors
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

5

Other Licenses

0

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

7

Other Licenses

0

Provided by
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • HKMA (Hong Kong)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • AFM (Netherlands)
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
  • Exceptional selection of financial instruments at one place
  • 2 highly-customizable proprietary trading platforms
  • API integration for 3rd party services like Excel or TradingView
The Bad
  • High commissions on stocks and ETFs
  • Platform is not beginner friendly
  • High minimum deposit for certain countries
  • Withdrawals via bank transfer only
  • High fees on options and futures
Status
Operational Operational
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Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 day 4 days
📋 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 1992
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
0 From $500 up to $2,000
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - AUD, GBP, CAD, EUR, NZD, NOK, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD. 26 - AED, AUD, CAD, CHF, CNH, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, ILS, JPY, LTL, MXN, MYR, NOK, NZD, PLN, RON, RUB, SEK, SGD, TRY, USD, ZAR.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, JP, SY, ZA, IR.

US, BR, ES, IN, KE, MX, NG, PK, ZA.

📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs Hybrid
Total Asset Offering
11,885 49,339
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 30,000
📙 Stock CFDs
10,169 0
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
330 182
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
124 19
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
95 29
📔 ETFs
0 5,400
📔 ETFs CFDs
1,084 5,400
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
18 9
📒 Bonds
0 5,000
📒 Bonds CFDs
55 0
📓 Options
0 3,000
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 300
📗 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) Varies by Cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 units of BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 lots)
📈 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 30
💪 Professional Leverage
500 66
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 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 Yes
👫 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.

Up to $150 after 6 months of inactivity, £25 after one quarter in the UK.

💰 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. 

$0.02/share (min $10) for US Stocks, from 0.10% (min €10) for other equity markets, €4 per futures contract.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips Dynamic - From 0.4 to 0.8 Pips
📉 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 Unavailable
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No Yes
🗓 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 Yes
📡 Webinars
Yes No