Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange, you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. There is a possibility that you may sustain a loss of some or all of your investment and, therefore, you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any doubts.
Risks of investing in CFDs
CFDs, especially when highly leveraged (the higher the leverage of the CFD, the riskier it becomes), carry a very high level of risk. They are not standardized products. Different CFD providers have their own terms, conditions, and costs. Therefore, generally, they are not suitable for most retail investors.
Liquidity risk affects your ability to trade. It is the risk that your CFD or asset cannot be traded at the time you want to trade (to prevent a loss, or to make a profit).
Execution risk is associated with the fact that trades may not take place immediately. For example, there might be a time lag between the moment you place your order and the moment it is executed.
Internet Trading Risks
There are risks associated with utilizing an Internet-based deal execution trading system including, but not limited to, the failure of hardware, software, and Internet connection. Since Orbex does not control signal power, its reception or routing via the Internet, the configuration of your equipment, or the reliability of its connection, we cannot be responsible for communication failures, distortions, or delays when trading via the Internet.
The client acknowledges and declares that he has read, understood, and thus accepts without any reservation the following:
- The value of the Financial Instrument (including currency pair, CFDs, or any other derivative product) may decrease and the client may receive less money than originally invested or the value of the Financial Instruments may present high fluctuations.
- Information on the past performance of a Financial Instrument does not guarantee the present and/or future performance. The use of historic data does not constitute a binding or safe forecast as to the corresponding future return of the Financial Instruments to which such data refer.
- Some Financial Instruments may not become immediately liquid due to various reasons such as reduced demand, and the Company may not be in a position to sell them or easily obtain information on the value of such Financial Instruments or the extent of any related or inherent risk concerning such Financial Instruments.
- When a Financial Instrument is negotiated in a currency other than the currency of the client’s country of residence, any changes in an exchange rate may have a negative effect on the Financial Instruments' value, price, and performance.
- A Financial Instrument in foreign markets may entail risks different than the usual risks in the markets in the client’s country of residence. The prospect of profit or loss from transactions in foreign markets is also influenced by the exchange rate fluctuations.