Typical Spreads

Typical spreads reflect our pricing consistency throughout a 24 hour period, as an average over 5 days. Unlike some other providers, during normal market conditions our typical spreads are much closer to our minimums. This is why we encourage our clients to also consider the typical spread of a product.

Below you will find two tables showing CMC Markets’ most popular typical spreads over the last week.


CMC Markets - FX pairs (01/12/2016 - 31/12/2016)

Product Minimum spread* Typical spread**
AUD/USD 0.7 pts 0.7 pts
EUR/JPY 1.5 pts 1.5 pts
EUR/USD 0.7 pts 0.7 pts
GBP/USD 0.9 pts 0.9 pts
NZD/USD 2.0 pts 2.0 pts
USD/CAD 1.7 pts 1.7 pts
USD/CHF 1.5 pts 1.5 pts
USD/JPY 0.7 pts 0.7 pts

*A minimum spread is the lowest spread that will be shown on the given instrument. If the underlying market spread widens throughout the trading day, or you are trading out of hours, the platform spread may also widen. The spreads shown are for the first price available for the average market trade/bet sizes in the relevant product. The spread will widen for larger trade/bet sizes; see our trading platform for more information.

**Typical spreads are our most common spreads per instrument across all trading periods over the previous calendar month. For example, where the spread during a given period is: 0.7, 0.9, 1.5, 0.9, 2.0, and 0.9, our typical spread would be 0.9.

Please note that typical and minimum spreads may widen dependent on market volatility. This data is provided for general information only and may not be current. Please refer to the product overview area of our trading platform for real-time information on the spreads, margin rates, commission (as applicable) and trading hours of a particular product.