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Who is CM Trading?

From a local South African broker to an international, multi lingual establishment, CM Trading has grown a lot over the years. CMTrading is ranked amongst the fastest growing entities in the financial industry. It specialized in many trading activities, such as Forex, CFDs, Indices trading, Commodities trading, and Metals.

CMTrading's main focus today is indices trading, which is considered to be the best option for beginner traders as it's fairly easy to learn.

Our key values are to continue providing a fair, transparent and professional service to all of our clients and business partners. We believe that successful trading starts with excellent platforms, professional trading specialists and top trading conditions. We value integrity, innovation, and success as the most important parts of who we are as a brokerage. All these combined is what makes us different from other companies on the market.

Why Trade Indices with Us?

The reason why so many traders choose to trade indices is simple - our excellent service and support. We guide our traders hand in hand with various webinars, ebooks, trading specialist 1x1 lessons and much more.

Trading indices allow you to divers your investment tools and invest in the world's major financial centers. We provide our traders with leverage of up to 100:1, tight spreads and around the clock trading. With CMTrading you can trade the world's leading indices (bourses) including stock trading, Dow Jones, FTSE, DAX, JSE and much more. With all this combined, CM Trading is your one-stop- shop for the ultimate trading experience.

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Trading Conditions

Below is a table of trading conditions for popular indices.

Instrument Spreads
(as low as)**
Leverage (up to)* Trading Hours (GMT)
S&P 500 1 (USD) 100:1 23:01 - 21:15
DJ 30 3 (USD) 100:1 23:01 - 21:10
NASDAQ 100 1.50 (USD) 100:1 23:01 - 21:15
CAC 40 2 (EUR) 50:1 07:01 - 20:59
DAX 30 2 (EUR) 50:1 07:01 - 20:59
FTSE 100 2 (GBP) 50:1 08:01 - 20:59
NIKKEI 225 (Japan) 15 (JPY) 50:1 23:01 - 21:14
Hang Seng (Hong Kong) 10 (HKD) 50:1 01:15 - 04:00 / 05:02 - 08:15
S&P / ASX 200 (Australia) 4 (AUD) 50:1 22:52 - 05:30 / 06:15 - 21:00
DJ EURO STOXX50 2 (EUR) 50:1 07:01 - 20:59
FTSE / MIB (Italy) 16 (EUR) 50:1 08:01 - 16:40
S&P/IBEX (Spain) 7 (EUR) 50:1 08:05 - 18:55
AEX (Netherlands) 0.25 (EUR) 50:1 07:02 - 20:59
MSCI (Taiwan) 0.20 (USD) 50:1 00:50-05:40, 06:50-14:50
JSE 40 (ZAR) 50:1 06:35-15:25
USDX (US Dollar Index) 0.05 (USD) 100:1 01:05 - 21:55

* Leverage is estimated and depends on the real-time value of the instrument.

** Once you open and/or close a trading position, we take our commission through the spread, which is the difference between the current Buy and Sell price. Due to market fluctuations the spread might vary, see here. CM Trading does not receive commission, incentives, fee reductions or rebates from any clearing firm. Leverage is estimated and depends on the real-time value of the instrument