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ThinkMarkets Demo trading account

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 all the instruments available to you with ThinkMarkets: Forex, shares, indices, commodities, cryptocurrencies, 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 demo account is a simulated market environment that mimics the experience of trading financial instruments and allows new traders to gain access to thousands of assets. Individuals can increase their confidence in a safe environment, without risking losing 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
account?

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

  • Shares

  • Indices

  • Forex

  • Commodities

  • Cryptocurrencies

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.

Our Platforms

  • ThinkTrader

    Trade the world with a fully-featured, multi-asset trading platform

  • ThinkMarkets MetaTrader 4

    Forex and CFD trading platform

  • ThinkMarkets MetaTrader 5

    Latest platform by Metaquotes

Ready to trade? Sign up now, it’s quick and easy!

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Demo account FAQ

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

Yes, you will have access to all the CFD instruments that ThinkMarkets offers Shares, Indices, Forex, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies to practice with from a single login.

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

The main difference between a demo account and a live trading account is that the former provides you with a risk-free market environment and on the letter you have you own capital at stake.

Other differences include that on a demo account trades might be rejected if you have insufficient virtual funds but unlike on a live account they won’t be rejected for size or price.

Your demo account positions won’t be subject to slippage, the difference between the price you expect and the price the trade is eventually executed in a live account environment.

Your positions won’t be closed if you have insufficient funds to cover a loss on that positions on a demo account, but they would be closed out on a live account.

What can I do on a ThinkMarkets demo trading account?

A demo account will allow you to practice trading all 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, or ThinkMarkets MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and ThinkMarkets MetaTrader 5 (MT5).

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