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CMC Markets fees explained

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Overview of CMC Markets fees and charges

When trading or investing at an online broker, fees can have a big impact on your results, so it's good to know what kind of charges you'll be facing and how these compare to fees at other brokers.

If fees are your top concern, CMC Markets is a good choice, as it has low fees in general. Check our toplist for cheaper brokers.

I found CMC Markets's trading fees fairly low
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I've personally tested dozens of global brokers, carefully looking at their fees not just on their website but also in the course of live trading. Here's how CMC Markets fared:

  • CMC Markets charges low FX fees and average CFD fees.
  • There is an inactivity fee if you don't trade for an extended period of time.
  • The basic withdrawal fee is $0, but some transactions may cost more.
  • Read our full review of CMC Markets for info on safety, trading platforms and funding.
CMC Markets fees at a glance
Assets Fee level Fee terms
S&P 500 CFD Average The fees are built into the spread, 0.6 points is the average spread cost during peak trading hours.
Europe 50 CFD Low The fees are built into the spread, 1.6 points is the average spread cost during peak trading hours.
EURUSD Low The fees are built into the spread, 0.7 pips is the average spread cost during peak trading hours.
Inactivity fee Low £10 monthly fee after 12 months of inactivity

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CMC Markets is one of the most transparent brokers in the market, which helps to easily calculate your trading costs. For example, we really liked that you can check historical financing costs.

Low FX fees

CMC Markets forex fees
IG
XTB
EURUSD spread
0.7 0.6 0.8
GBPUSD spread
0.9 0.9 1.6
AUDUSD spread
0.7 0.9 1.5
EURCHF spread
2.5 2.0 1.8
EURGBP spread
1.1 0.9 1.3
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Average CFD fees

Spread and commission for a $2,000 CFD trade
IG
XTB
S&P 500 index CFD fee
$3.5 $3.2 $1.4
Euro Stoxx 50 index CFD fee
$3.4 $3.1 $4.2
Apple CFD fee
$23.4 $33.2 $9.4
Vodafone CFD fee
$26.8 $29.1 $11.5
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Low inactivity fee, no withdrawal fee

CMC Markets charges no account, deposit, or withdrawal fees. However, there is a £10 monthly fee after 12 months of inactivity, unless you hold no funds in your account.

Broker
Inactivity fee
Withdrawal fee
CMC Markets
$0
IG
$0
XTB
$0
CMC Markets inactivity, withdrawal and other fees
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