78% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Getting started with MT4

Learn how to download, install and log in to the MT4 platform.

Download MT4
Funding your account
How to open a demo MT4 account
Which markets can I trade

Download MT4

Firstly, you will need to download the MT4 platform >

How to log in

Learn how to log in for the first time, and then log in on subsequent sessions.

Please note that your CMC Markets’ MT4 password is different from your CMC Markets’ Next Generation platform password. To set up your MT4 password, please follow the steps outlined in your account opening email. 

Logging in for the first time

1. ​Launch the MT4 client. The icon shortcut should be available on your desktop.

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2. Connect to the CMC server.

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3. Select ‘Login with existing account’.

4. The following details will now be required:
    a) Login = MT4 account ID
    b) Password

5. ​You should now be logged in. You can verify this by looking at the journal and the icon in the status bar at the bottom.

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Logging in after the first time

1. Launch the MT4 client. The icon shortcut should be available on your desktop. The MT4 client will open on your screen

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2. In the ‘Navigator’ section you should be able to see the account you first logged in with.

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3. Select (double-click) the account you want to access and enter the following details:
    a) Login = MT4 Account ID
    b) Password 

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4. You should now be logged in. You can verify this by looking at the ‘Journal’ and the icon in the status bar at the bottom.​

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Funding your account

Fund your MT4 account through the Next Generation platform. Once you’ve logged in, go to the ‘Payments’ menu and choose to deposit via card or bank transfer.

Note: Your MT4 platform and MT4 account within the Next Generation platform have different passwords which are not kept in sync.

How to open a demo MT4 account

  1. Apply for a demo account
  2. Create a password
  3. Follow the live account login details outlined above (search for the demo server via the IP address provided in your account opening email)

Which markets can I trade?

Choose from over 80 of the most popular global forex, indices and commodities markets. 

FXIndicesCommoditites
AUD/JPYAustralia 200 - CashSilver - Forward
AUD/USDAustralia 200 - ForwardSilver - Cash
AUD/NZDCanada 60 - CashCrude Oil West Texas -Cash
EUR/AUDCanada 60 - ForwardCrude Oil West Texas -Forward
EUR/CADChina A50 - ForwardCrude Oil Brent - Cash
EUR/CHFEuro 50 - CashCrude Oil Brent - Forward
EUR/GBPEuro 50 - ForwardGold - Forward
EUR/HUFFrance 40 - CashGold - Cash
EUR/JPYFrance 40 - ForwardCopper - Cash
EUR/NOKItaly 40 - CashCopper - Forward
EUR/NZDItaly 40 - ForwardNatural Gas - Cash
EUR/PLNNetherlands 25 - CashNatural Gas - Forward
EUR/SEKNetherlands 25 - ForwardPlatinum - Cash
EUR/USDNorway - CashPlatinum - Forward
GBP/AUDNorway - ForwardPalladium - Cash
GBP/CADPoland 20 - ForwardPalladium - Forward
GBP/CHFSpain 35 - Cash
GBP/JPYSpain 35 - Forward
GBP/NZDSweden 30 - Cash
GBP/USDSweden 30 - Forward
NZD/USDSwitzerland 20 - Cash
USD/CADSwitzerland 20 - Forward
USD/CHFUS NDAQ 100 - Cash
USD/HUFUS NDAQ 100 - Forward
USD/JPYUK 100 - Cash
USD/NOKUK 100 - Forward
USD/PLNUS 30 - Cash
USD/SEKUS 30 - Forward
USD/SGDUS SPX 500 - Cash
USD/TRYUS SPX 500 - Forward
US Dollar Index - Forward
Germany 30 - Cash


Germany 30 - Forward


Hong Kong 50 - Cash


Hong Kong 50 - Forward


Japan 225 - Cash


Japan 225 - Forward

Please note that forward instruments do not automatically rollover. Any open positions in forward instruments will be closed at the end of the month.

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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 78% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.