Discover the world of FX trading
The Foreign Exchange market is the largest and most liquid of the world’s financial markets, making it an ideal part of any trader’s portfolio. This is also known as the Forex, FX or currency markets.
Trade over 300 FX pairs with CMC Markets
We offer 300+ currency pairs, 100% automated execution and no dealer intervention. Trade the world's major currency pairs with spreads that are usually only accessible to large Forex traders.
Our low FX trading costs
We are committed in driving down the costs of FX trading. Spreads on FX pairs starting from 0.7 pts with margins from 0.25%. No matter how volatile the markets our typical FX spreads remain tight.
As a Forex broker that's client focused, we’ve built our Next Generation trading platform from the bottom up to make forex trading easier and give you more control. Our trading platform has all the features you’d expect from a professional fx broker and in addition we recently added our Pattern Recognition Scanner that scans over 120 of our most popular products and alerts you to potential technical trading opportunities across multiple time intervals.
Our Forex CFD trading platform is also available on iPhone, iPad and Android so you access your account, place trades, amend positions and keep up to date with the markets.
Over 300 Forex pairs
CMC Markets is a long-time specialist in FX. We offer over 300 forex currency pairs online – including all of the most popular markets and a selection of emerging market currencies too. Our five most popular currency pairs are
- GBP/USD (Sterling vs US Dollar)
- EUR/USD (Euro vs US Dollar)
- USD/JPY (US Dollar vs Japanese Yen)
- USD/CHF (US Dollar vs Swiss Franc)
- USD/CAD (US Dollar vs Canadian Dollar)
About Forex trading
Forex trading is short for Foreign Exchange trading. Foreign Exchange is the exchanging (the simultaneous buying of one currency and selling of another) of different currencies among institutions and businesses. When one currency increases in value, it strengthens against the other, decreasing its value. As a trader using our spreadbet or CFD trading accounts, you can trade on changes in the relative prices of hundreds of global currencies.
Unlike other financial markets, the FX market has no physical location and no central exchange. It operates through a global network of banks, corporations and individuals trading one currency for another. The FX market is the world’s largest financial market, trading 24 hours a day with enormous amounts of money traded on a daily basis. Investors can respond to currency fluctuations caused by economic, political and social events at the time they occur with forex spread betting, without having to wait for the markets to open.