FAQ's about CFDs

Where is my money held?

Your money is held in a segregated trust account with Nat West Bank in the name of CMC Markets Plc.


What if something happens to Global CFDs?

As your money is held in a segregated trust account with a third party institution, it will be separated from the company's accounts and protected from the firm's financial liabilities.


What is a CFD?

A CFD is a contract which mirrors the price of an underlying asset. CFD stands for Contract for Difference.


Why trade CFDs?

  • Trade on Margin
  • The ability to sell short
  • Flexible trade sizes
  • No settlement, clearing or exchange fees
  • Eligible for dividend payments (if long)
  • An excellent tool for portfolio hedging.

What does it cost?

Click here to download a pricing list.


What are the system requirements to run the trading platform on my PC?

Recommended System Requirements
Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz
1024 MB RAM
150MB of Free Hard Disk space
Windows XP or Vista
Video Resolution 1024 x 768
Broadband Internet Connection


How does it work?

Click here to see a worked example (SA CFD example).



Useful Documentation

The following documentation is available for download in a .pdf format.

Software User Guide

Trading Guide 1 - Dealing and Admin

Trading Guide 2 - Instrument Information

Charting Guide

Technical Indicators Guide


Global CFDs is an authorised Financial Services Provider, FSP License No. 36999 and Registration No. 2008/197368/23.