Cryptocurrencies are a highly volatile emerging class of assets which tend to fluctuate extremely between prices. The fluctuation in price can potentially lead to the depletion of the initial investment upon misuse of the platform. You should carefully consider whether you have the knowledge and ability to handle the leveraged trading of such volatile assets.
The high degree of “gearing” or “leverage” is a particular feature of derivative Financial Instruments. This stems from the margining system applicable to such trades, which generally involves a comparatively modest deposit or margin in terms of the overall contract value, sothat a relatively small movement in the underlying market can have a disproportionately dramatic effect on the Client’s trade and balance.
If the market moves against your position, you may, in a relatively short time, sustain a total loss of the funds placed by way of margin or deposit. You may be required to deposit a substantial additional sum, at short notice, to maintain your margin balances in good level. If you do not maintain your margin balances your position may be closed out at a loss and you will be liable for any resulting deficit.
Under certain market conditions it may be difficult or impossible to close out a position. This may occur, for example, where trading is suspended or restricted at times of rapid price movement.
Where permitted, placing a stop-loss order will not necessarily limit your losses to the intended amounts, for market conditions may make it impossible to execute such orders at the stipulated price.
Cryptocurrencies Instruments and Contracts for Differences can be highly volatile and deposits in them carry a substantial risk of loss.
You may sustain a loss of some or all of your invested capital, therefore, you should not speculate with capital that you cannot afford to lose.
This brief statement cannot disclose all risks of deposits in Cryptocurrencies Contracts and Contracts for Differences. They are not suitable for many members of the public and you should carefully study such deposits before you commit funds to them.
Investing in cryptocurrencies with an underlying asset listed in a currency other than your base currency entails a currency risk, due to the fact that when the cryptocurrencies Contract is settled in a currency other than your base currency, the value of your return may be affected by its conversion into the base currency.