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    Full access to 13,500+ markets

    Real-time pricing on thousands of markets including shares and indices.

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    Trial advanced features and tools including TradingView charts, Trading Central analysis and more.
Demo Account Features
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Technical analysis
Learn to analyse the markets to become a better trader
Fundamental analysis
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Fundamental Analysis
Learn how to determine an asset's underlying value
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Financial markets
Learn more about the markets you can trade with City Index
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Demo trading support
We provide detailed information about every aspect of our service with ongoing account support for every client.
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Tips for trading

Discover the techniques used by successful traders, from planning entries to running profits.

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News and analysis
Get the same access as live account holders to our in-depth market analysis, where our in-house experts provide real-time market commentary.
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Live account upgrade
We provide guidance when you are ready to trade with a live account, including real-time trade ideas and support.

Demo account FAQ

What's the difference between a demo account and a live account?

The key difference between a demo account and a live account is that a demo comes with zero risk – it’s a trading simulator that enables you to buy and sell real markets with virtual funds. With a live account, on the other hand, you’re risking your own capital.

Many traders use a demo to see how the markets work – or test drive our platform – before they upgrade to a live account that earns real profits and losses.

There are some other differences between demo and live accounts. For example, you won’t be able to access features such as Performance Analytics or SMART Signals with a demo.

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How long should I use a demo account to trade?

We’d recommend using a demo account until you feel comfortable trading with real capital. Ideally, you’ll have a comprehensive plan and strategy in place too, so you know exactly what to do once you’ve added some funds.

City Index demo accounts expire in twelve weeks, but you can open another one if you wish to continue practising for longer.

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Can I open multiple demos?

Yes, you can open as many City Index demo accounts as you like – although you’ll need a different email address for each one. You can also apply for another demo account once your current one has expired, if you want to trade risk free for a longer period.

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