IMPORTANT DERIVATIVE PRODUCT TRADING NOTES
The information on this website is not investment advice, it is provided solely to enable you to make your own decisions in relation to trading in derivative products. Unless we tell you otherwise, we won’t make any assessment of whether any derivative products you trade or trading strategies you choose are suitable for you, so you won’t have the protection of us telling you if they’re not.
The information made available in our Resource Centre gives you useful information about trading in derivatives, terminology used in derivatives trading and derivatives trading strategies but it doesn’t include any personal advice or recommendations to enter into any derivative product or derivatives trading strategy.
Trading in derivative products isn’t right for everyone and requires an understanding of the nature of the products you are entering into and the extent of your exposure to risk. In particular, you should be aware that:
- Derivative products are complex instruments and considerably higher risk than more conventional investments and are not, therefore, suitable or appropriate for everyone;
- The potential for loss of capital when trading in derivatives products may be in excess of the capital originally invested and small movements in the price of securities, commodities or other instruments underlying a derivative product may result in a derivative product transaction incurring much larger profits or losses. There is no guarantee that trading derivative products will result in profits or not result in losses and past performance is no indication of future performance; and
- Trading derivative products with any level of leverage comes with a high risk of losing money rapidly. Before trading in derivative products, you should consider whether you understand how these products work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
- If you are unsure of the suitability of any trading activity, you should contact an independent financial adviser.