CMC Markets Review

1.664 • 125 REVIEWS
Updated: Feb 2, 2024

CMC Markets is a publicly traded broker (ticker: CMCX), it is well capitalized and regulated in UK, Australia, Canada, and Singapore founded in 1989. It offers over 9,800 trading instruments with its proprietary Next Generation platform. Popular MetaTrader 4 platform is also available.

CMC Markets offers traders CMC TV, paper magazine, and the OPTO trading intelligence portal. It has a team of analysts producing daily and weekly market research. 

There is no minimum deposit requirements, so you can start trading even with $1. Please read CMC Markets Reviews below and share live trading experiences with this broker.

Broker Details

Minimum Trade Size: 0.01
Maximum Leverage: 300:1
Minimum to Open Live: $1
Established: 1989
Address: 133 Houndsditch London, EC3A 7BX, United Kingdom
Contact:, +44 (0)20 7170 8200
Regional offices:
Regulators: ASIC #AFSL No. 238054, FCA #173730
Prohibited countries: Unknown
Trading platforms: MT4, WebTrader, MobileTrader (MobileApp)
Web Trading: ✅ Yes
Mobile Trading: ✅ Yes

Trading Instruments

Currencies: (330+)
Cryptocurrencies: (10+) Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum
CFD: (9470+) Gold, Silver, Other Precious Metals, Stocks, Stock Indexes, Bond Indexes, Oil, Other Commodities

Trading Conditions

EAs/Robots: ✅ Yes
News Trading: ✅ Yes

Managed Accounts & Social Trading

Deposit Methods: Bank Wire (BankTransfer/SWIFT), VISA, MasterCard
Withdrawal Methods: Bank Wire (BankTransfer/SWIFT), VISA, MasterCard
* Please check broker website for more information
1.664 • 125 REVIEWS

Recent User Reviews of CMC Markets

Quebec, Canada,
Jun 1, 2023,
Registered user

CMC Markets has liquidated all open positions with no reason.

Service use: Live Length of use: over 1 Year
CMC Markets has liquidated all my open positions with no reason. I’ve made a complaint with them and they confirmed that the liquidation was processed in error. They offered me a compensation of only 1.6% of my losses. Stay away from this broker!
Toronto, Canada,
Sep 18, 2022,
Registered user

Great broker.

Service use: Live Length of use: 6-12 Months
I don't know what all these reviews are talking about but I make money with them and so far ZERO problem. Money is in my account next day. Will update in few months. Two other brokers Kiecked me out for making money, we will see if is same. So far VERY GOOD. They even invited me to social event LOL
toronto, Canada,
Nov 23, 2020,

Total scam!

Service use: Live
They raised the WTI margin and interest rate all they want. When you try to wthdrawn the money, the app shows both call or email works. But then they wont let you. It takes days to get your money back.

Total scam!
Perth, Australia,
Nov 16, 2020,


Service use: Live Length of use: 0-3 Months
Held on to my money for a week using the most ridiculous excuses .
Avoid those scumbags at all costs
Wlwyn, United Kingdom,
Apr 29, 2020,
Registered user


Service use: Live Length of use: 0-3 Months
The fact that CMC can change the reference for its cash commodity indices (WTI Oil cash on this instance) any time at their discretion is a scam !

I had a position in the cash index - which at that time was derived (as is always the case) from the front month futures contract. When oil fell, I suspect CMC got caught very short as clients started buying.

CMC then changed the reference index to Dec ! And implied an extortionate holding cost to justify a cash price that will now remain unchanged !

I did not buy cash pegged to Dec. I bought cash derived from front month.

DO NOT TRADE WITH CMC ! You never know what you are buying!

I Have made contact with FCA and FOS. I urge others to do the same. They cannot get away with this.
6 traders have found this review helpful
CMC's CFDs are a scam
Australia, Australia,
Apr 20, 2020,

Break their own rules on Product Disclosure Statement

Service use: Live Length of use: 0-3 Months
Trust this review and every other negative review on here.
The PDS for their CFD trading account is a big red flag even without them breaking their own rules. I have requested to withdraw my funds (yes, you need to do a lengthy approval process to withdraw anything, but not to deposit) and will be closing my account for these reasons:

Spread manipulation - when trading the Aus 200 index, they had a $10 spread 4 days in a row (this changed suddenly to catch people's stops/bankrupt them) . The MAXIMUM spread listed on their PDS and every other document for this product is $4. In plain english, they charged people $6+ more per unit than they said they can in their legal documents. A price change like that is likely devastating for any trade.

Price manipulation - the last straw was when they froze their Aus 200 index mid-trading period and adjusted the price $6 down from the real price. At least spread manipulation is somewhat transparent but this was too far. Their PDS states that their prices 'may' not reflect the actual price - what they mean is they will change the price to make their clients lose money. Their PDS also states that they 'may' trade against you to manipulate the price of the underlying asset as well. Not sure if that is legal, but it's a great reason not to trade with them.

I read the reviews on this site before opening an account and was cautious, so I didn't suffer a big loss, but just avoid them. Seriously.
3 traders have found this review helpful
Lahore, Pakistan,
Mar 26, 2020,
Registered user

Avoid them

Service use: Live Length of use: 0-3 Months
I used to trade with them . hopeless execution . No orders would get executed at the price you put in ever. Throw your money on the street may benefit you more than giving to this company. Same as other brokers, they are on the other side of all trades and make sure they make money.
3 traders have found this review helpful
Dunedin, New Zealand,
Feb 19, 2020,
Registered user

The actual data is very much different to this site, its totally fake data

Service use: Live Length of use: 6-12 Months
on the 19/02/2020, 630am nz time, the nasdaq 100 from cmc, suddenly drop over 100 point for 1 second, if people don't have enough cash, they will lost everything. i compared the actual data from cnbc to CMC market, nothing like this at CNBC official website. SO IF YOU WANT LOST YOUR MONEY!!!!!! please don't trust CMC market.!!!!!!
5 traders have found this review helpful
Australia, Australia,
Aug 14, 2019,

Manipulates order timing to maximize their spreads at the cost of your fund

Service use: Live Length of use: 0-3 Months
This company arranges their trading software to ensure timing of order execution works to maximise their fees and charges while costing daytrader's opportunities, as it delays or rushes execution based on market movements. Do not use this company.
2 traders have found this review helpful
Victoria, Australia,
Jun 20, 2019,

Total failure to assist

Service use: Live Length of use: Have not used
I have tried for 4 weeks to open an account with this firm. Initially their software malfunctioned and entered my birth date incorrectly so I could not verify myself. They suggested i open a new account and again the software entered my birthdate incorrectly but i was able to correct that this time. However, there was an inordinate delay in activating my account in my name even tho i sent them a certified copy of my drivers licence. Each time i spoke to them they assured me that they "would expedite my application' but nothing happened. So i have now cancelled my application and will open a trading account on another platform. Hopeless customer/client relations!!!
2 traders have found this review helpful

Frequently Asked Questions

Is CMC Markets safe?

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What does CMC Markets stand for?

CMC Markets was originally named as Currency Management Corporation. Later the name was abbreviated to CMC and then changed to CMC Markets in September 2005.

What is CMC Australia?

CMC Australia is the Australian company of CMC Markets.

The CMC Australian branch consists of 2 companies:
  • CMC Markets Asia Pacific Pty Ltd: provides derivative product.
  • CMC Markets Stockbroking Limited: provides stockbroking services.