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Practice trading Forex and CFDs with $25,000 of virtual funds

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Benefits of a CFD demo trading account

  • Wide ranging CFD markets

    Practise trading many of the instruments available to you with ThinkMarkets: Forex, Indices, Commodities, Cryptocurrencies, Share CFDs all from the same account.

  • Up-to-date learning tools

    Whether new to trading or an experienced trader, choose from our explainers, trading guides, articles, webinars, market news, and analysis to hone your trading skills.

  • 24/7 customer support

    Reach out to us with any questions all day, every day and a friendly team of customer service representatives, knowledgeable about trading will be happy to help you.

  • Risk-free trading

    Choose to open your demo account on ThinkTrader, our award winning, fully featured platform with over 300,000 downloads. Or choose from ThinkMarkets MetaTrader 4 (MT4) or ThinkMarkets MetaTrader 5 (MT5).

What is a CFD demo trading account?

A CFD demo account is a simulated market environment that allows users to test out the functionality of our live platform risk free. A CFD demo trading account allows our new traders to gain access to thousands of assets and increase their confidence to trade CFDs in a safe environment, without worrying about risking their own money.

A demo account isn’t just for beginners. Experienced traders can:

  • Try trading an asset class new to them

  • Try out the features of a new platform

  • Experiment with a new strategy before committing their own funds to it

Gain access to $25,000 of virtual funds to practise trading with.

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Why open a demo trading

A demo trading account allows you to practise trading various CFD assets such as:

  • Forex

  • Indices

  • Commodities

  • Cryptocurrencies

  • Share CFDs

Test drive your latest trading strategy and perfect it before committing any of your funds on a live trading account. In addition, you can try out analytics tools or new trade ideas without risk.

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  • ThinkTrader

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Demo account FAQ

Can I practise CFD trading on a ThinkMarkets demo trading account?

Yes, you will have access to most of the CFD instruments that ThinkMarkets offers including: Forex, Indices, Commodities, Cryptocurrencies and Share CFDs, to practice with from a single login.

What are the differences between a ThinkMarkets demo and a live account?

The primary difference between a ThinkMarkets demo trading account and a live trading account is that in the demo account, users can test out the functionality of the live platform in a risk-free environment whilst in the live account you have you own capital at stake.

In addition, a demo trading account does not offer the full features of the live platform. For example, the demo account may not take into consideration; slippage (both positive and negative), swaps, corporate actions, dividends, taxation, trading rebates, fees, rollover, leverage and concentration restrictions, liquidity, additional mark-ups, borrowing limitations, margin close outs or spreads.

There may be other features and trading conditions that differ between the demo and live trading environment. 


What can I do on a ThinkMarkets demo trading account?

A demo account will allow you to practice trading many of the financial instruments that ThinkMarkets offers, using a $25,000 virtual deposit. You will get used to the platform of your choice, and how all of its features work.

You will be able to open and close your positions, set your stop-losses and take profit orders just as you would on a live account. You will learn to read charts, analyze price movements and trends and watch your open positions.

What platforms can I practise trading on with ThinkMarkets?

You will get access to any of the three trading platforms ThinkMarkets offers – Our own award-winning ThinkTrader app, ThinkMarkets MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and ThinkMarkets MetaTrader 5 (MT5).

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