CMC Markets upgrades its Next Generation trading platform to attract more active traders

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Client Sentiment tool gives insight into the views of profitable traders

CMC Markets, one of the leading providers of spread betting and CFD trading, announced today that it has completed one of its most comprehensive upgrades yet to its Next Generation trading platform.

CMC Markets has directly responded to the needs of its most active clients by enhancing its platform design and developing a number of interactive tools to ensure that the company continues to try and provide its clients with the best user experience and technology in the market.

Client Sentiment Tool
The new Client Sentiment tool gives traders an insight into what percentage of CMC Markets clients are long or short on a product. The tool also has a unique feature which allows users to drill into the client sentiment data to only see the views of clients who have made an overall account profit over the last three months (minus spreads and commissions). The Client Sentiment tool is available for live clients on both the web-based and mobile trading platforms.

Pattern Recognition
The Pattern Recognition Scanner continues to impress clients by flagging up various technical trading set-ups every 15 minutes. This allows traders to capitalise on short and long term trends in the markets. In January 2013 almost 5,000 clients utilised the scanner tool which yielded a performance rate on index technical set-ups of almost 75%, which indicates only 1 in 4 set-ups did not reach their price projection range.

Chart Message Boards
The Chart Message Boards were developed by CMC Markets to offer the unique opportunity for clients to talk through potential ideas with like-minded traders, and even instantly copy their technical analysis with just one click. The feature also gives clients access to the latest updates from CMC Markets analysts from around the world. Soon to be added to the Chart Message Boards will be updates from CMC Markets' in-house Premium Client Managers, who support active clients on a day-to-day basis.

Mobile upgrades
More than 62%* of CMC Markets clients access a CMC Markets mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android enabled devices. CMC Markets have been recently voted Best Mobile Trading App based on ratings given by 23,000 investors in the Investment Trends 2012 UK CFD, FX & Spread Betting Report**.

Many of the upgrades seen on the web-based platform are also reflected within their mobile devices where appropriate, with the added benefit of improved user experience and multi chart views (iPad).

Ryan O’Doherty (Co-head of Product Development) said:
“We have an international team of developers, programmers, designers and technical analysts who live and breathe the financial markets and are dedicated to providing CMC Markets clients with an exceptional trading platform. This passion, combined with our clients’ valuable feedback, helps us meet and exceed their trading needs.

He added: “The developments do not stop here, however. The next phase of our platform development has already begun for a summer release and our Premium Client Managers will soon be adding their insight to the Chart Message Boards. Our aim is to ensure that we continue to provide an exceptional, personalised service to experienced active traders”.

In July 2010 CMC Markets launched the Next Generation trading platform to replace the Marketmaker TM system. Since then CMC Markets has been continuously developing its technology to ensure its clients have the best trading experience possible. The accomplishments have been vast and client feedback has played a pivotal role in helping shape the improvements. For more information on the most recent platform upgrade, go to:

CMC Markets is a leading global provider of financial spread betting, CFD and foreign exchange (FX). Since Peter Cruddas founded CMC Markets in 1989, the company now services more than 75,000 clients worldwide, who placed approximately 33 million trades last year.

With offices in London, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Frankfurt, Sydney, Toronto, Auckland, Oslo, Stockholm and Singapore, CMC Markets represents clients in over 70 countries.

CMC Markets UK Plc and CMC Spreadbet Plc (collectively known as CMC Markets) are authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority. For further information on CMC Markets please visit
Spread betting, CFDs and FX are leveraged products and carry a high level of risk to your capital as prices may move rapidly against you. It is possible to lose more than your initial investment and you may be required to make further payments. These products may not be suitable for all clients therefore ensure you understand the risks and seek independent advice.
The Client Sentiment feature is for general information only, is historical in nature and is not intended to provide any form of trading or investment advice – it must not form the basis of your trading or investment decisions.

The material (whether or not it states any opinions) is for general information purposes only, and does not take into account your personal circumstances or objectives. Nothing in this material is (or should be considered to be) financial, investment or other advice on which reliance should be placed. No opinion given in the material constitutes a recommendation by CMC Markets or the author that any particular investment, security, transaction or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person.

  • In January there were 24,375 active clients on the Next Generation trading platform of which 15,165 had logged on with a mobile device

** Results from Investment Trends 2012 UK CFD, FX & Financial Spread Betting Report, based on ratings given by 23,000 investors. Investment Trends is the largest and most extensive study conducted on the UK leveraged trading market. They are the leading researcher in CFD, retail FX and Online Broking Markets globally.

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