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CMC Markets Vs. Trading 212 - 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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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.

Trading 212 is a global broker headquartered in the U.K specialising in real stocks and ETFs investing along with CFD trading.

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 to buy stocks or ETFs with their investing account
  • Traders of all levels of experience looking to trade CFDs on shares
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

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • FCA (UK)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSC (Bulgaria)
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
  • Broad asset offering in their investing account (more than 10,000 assets)
  • Friendly, smooth and simple proprietary platforms (both web and mobile)
  • Great spreads on stocks and no commissions on investing accounts
The Bad
  • High commissions on stocks and ETFs
  • Platform is not beginner friendly
  • Despite both platforms being beautiful, they are gamified for engagement. Clicking on the buy button on mobile platform will trigger a random order without asking for confirmation
  • Asides from stocks, their asset offering lacks variety
  • Very high forex spreads (1.4 Pips on EUR/USD)
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 2004
💳 Minimum Deposit
0 1 to 10 €, £
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • iDeal
  • Apple Pay
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - AUD, GBP, CAD, EUR, NZD, NOK, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD. 9 - USD, EUR, GBP, RON, PLN, CHF, SEK, NOK, CZK.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, JP, SY, ZA, IR. US, CA.
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities and indices.
📙 Stocks
10,169 10,000+ Real stocks / 1,526 CFDs
📘 Currency Pairs
330+ 179
📗 Commodities
124 25
📕 Indices
95 35
📔 ETFs
1084 1,800 Real ETFs / 50 CFDs
💸 Cryptocurrencies
18 (Not available in the U.K) N/A
📒 Bonds
55 N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures

CFDs on commodities futures contracts with various expiration dates.

N/A
📝 Notes:
N/A

Trading 212 provides 2 different accounts: Stock investing where users can buy real stocks or ETFs and CFD accounts.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share Fractional Share trading - 0.1 Units of a share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF Fractional ETF trading - 0.1 Units of an ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC) N/A
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $500
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
1 Contract Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 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 No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes (Investing Account)
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 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.

No
💰 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. 

No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips Dynamic - From 1.4 Pips
📉 SP500
From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 166 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 30 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $0.6
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📉 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