Trading leveraged products such as Forex and CFDs may not be suitable for all investors as they carry a high degree of risk to your investment. Before deciding to trade any such leveraged products you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite, and if necessary, seek independent advice to fully understand the risk involved.
The products offered by Balfour Capital Group include but are not limited to Foreign Exchange, Stock, Index and Commodity CFDs, Options and other derivative products. These products may not be suitable for all investors, as trading derivative products carries a high level of risk to your capital. It is possible to lose more than your deposits so before deciding to trade you should ensure you understand the risks involved and seek independent advice if necessary.
When trading in derivative products, the amount of initial margin required to open a position may be small, relative to the value of the derivative contract, this in effect will mean that you are trading using “leverage” or “gearing”. The effect of using leverage or gearing will mean that a relatively small market movement may have a proportionately larger impact on the funds you have deposited or will have to deposit in order to continue to maintain your position(s). This may work against you as well as for you and you may sustain a total loss of any funds used to cover any initial margin requirement as well as any additional funds deposited to maintain your position(s). If the market moves against your position and/or margin requirements are increased, you may be called upon to deposit additional funds on short notice to maintain your position. It is important to note that it is your responsibility to ensure that you continuously monitor your account at all times, as the failure to maintain sufficient funds or collateral on your account may result in Balfour Capital Group closing all your open margined position(s) and you will be liable for any resulting loss or deficit on the account.
There are risks associated with trading on an electronic internet-based deal execution trading system. If you undertake transactions electronically over the internet you will be exposed to risks associated with internet trading including, but not limited to, the failure of hardware, software and internet connection. The result of any system failure may mean that your order is either not executed according to your instructions, is not executed at all and also a lack of capability by us to keep you continuously informed about your positions and any fulfilment of the margin requirements.
This information is intended for investors outside the United States who are not US/Japanese citizens and residents. This website is intended for informational purposes only. This website is not directed at any jurisdiction and is not intended for any use that would be contrary to local law or regulation. The products described on this are not offered and may not be sold in the United States/Japan or to US/Japanese citizens and residents.