CMC Markets was founded in 1989 and was one of the pioneers in online trading, being one of the first to offer trading over the internet. CMC Markets' recent platform launches have accommodated the growing digital market and kept them at the forefront of online trading.
CMC Markets is also credited as one of the most risk-averse online trading platforms. One example of this is its automatic stop loss; for each trade, it automatically suggests a stop loss at the margin amount. This can be altered or removed any time while the position is still open.
From CMC Markets website:
With spread betting it is possible to invest in a wide variety of products, such as currencies, indices, commodities and companies from all over the world. You are not restricted to just your local market. You can explore the fast moving world of foreign exchange (FX) trading, invest in precious metals such as gold or silver, or you can track the broader economy with one of our indices. The options are endless.
Account holders can trade on shares from a range of countries, including: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands UK and US.
CMC Market clients can trade on an array of indices, including the following: UK 100, Australia 200, Canada 60, Euro 50, France 40, Germany 30, Germany Mid 50, Germany Tech 30, Hong Kong 43, Italy 40, Japan 225, Netherlands 25, Norway 25, Spain 35, Sweden 30, Switzerland 20, US 30, US NDAQ 100, US Small Cap 2000, US SPX 500.
The list of currencies you can bet on at CMC Markets includes the US dollar (USD), Australian dollar (AUD), Hong Kong dollar (HKD), Canadian dollar (CAD), New Zealand dollar (NZD), Japanese yen (JPY), euro (EUR), pound (GBP), Swiss franc (CHF), Czech Republic koruna (CZK), Singapore dollar (SGD), Norwegian krone (NOK), Polish zloty (PLN), Swedish krona (SEK), South African rand (ZAR).
With CMC Markets you can bet on the following commodity markets: cocoa, coffee, copper, corn, Brent crude oil, West Texas crude oil, gasoline, gold, heating oil, natural gas, silver, soybean, soybean meal, soybean oil, sugar raw, white sugar and wheat.
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