Before deciding to participate in the Forex market, you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience and risk appetite. Most importantly, do not invest money you cannot afford to lose.
There is considerable exposure to risk in any off-exchange foreign exchange transaction, including, but not limited to, leverage, creditworthiness, limited regulatory protection and market volatility that may substantially affect the price, or liquidity of a currency or currency pair.
Moreover, the leveraged nature of forex trading means that any market movement will have an equally proportional effect on your deposited funds. This may work against you as well as for you. The possibility exists that you could sustain a total loss of initial margin funds and be required to deposit additional funds to maintain your position. If you fail to meet any margin requirement, your position may be liquidated and you will be responsible for any resulting losses.
There are risks associated with utilizing an Internet-based trading system including, but not limited to, the failure of hardware, software, and Internet connection. FOREX.com is not responsible for communication failures or delays when trading via the Internet. FOREX.com employs backup systems and contingency plans to minimize the possibility of system failure, and trading via telephone is always available.
Any opinions, news, research, analyses, prices, or other information contained on this website are provided as general market commentary, and do not constitute investment advice. FOREX.com is not liable for any loss or damage, including without limitation, any loss of profit, which may arise directly or indirectly from use of or reliance on such information. FOREX.com has taken reasonable measures to ensure the accuracy of the information on the website. The content on this website is subject to change at any time without notice.
Conflicts of interest exist in all businesses and in all financial services organisations. We live in a complicated world and this is reflected everywhere, nevertheless, we recognise that our business is above all based on a bond of trust between us and our clients and we are duty bound to identify and manage those conflicts.
Accordingly we have put in place a number of policies, procedures and processes designed to identify, evaluate and manage these conflicts of interest. The purpose of this disclosure statement is to identify in a summary form those conflicts which we experience as an organisation and to describe how we address the challenges such conflicts impose on us.Conflicts of Duty and Interest
We recognise that, in certain circumstances, conflicts can arise between GAIN Capital – FOREX.com Canada Limited, its directors and employees and other related group companies and associates. To prevent and minimise the risk of such conflicts giving rise to a risk of damage to the interests of our clients we have adopted a number of internal systems, procedures and controls, as follows:
Personal account dealing restrictions for all employees and associates
Internal disclosure requirements which cover the giving and accepting of gifts or other inducements relating to our business for all employees and associates
Internal segregation of functions where their performance by the same person would increase the risk of conflict
The maintenance of a Policy of Independence requiring our directors and employees to act in the best interests of our clients and disregard any conflicts arising
Restrictions of access to data stored electronically or in hard-copy form
Our directors, officers and employees are required to maintain confidentiality of all information entrusted to them, except where disclosure is required by law. Further, employees are not permitted to use such information for their personal gain.
Where we do not consider that these arrangements will be sufficient to prevent the risk of damage to a clients as a result of a particular conflict, then we will make a general disclosure to allow the client to consider their position, and to decide whether to continue with the service. In particular, we will do so where:
We provide investment advice or recommendations to a client who also receives dealing services through a related group company or associate
We arrange transactions or make arrangements for the provision of dealing services by a third party where we or an associate receive a fee or commission for making such arrangements
This type of general disclosure may be made verbally or in writing before or at the time of dealing. Specific disclosure regarding any other conflicts we identify which give rise to a risk of damage will be made verbally or in writing when we become aware of them.Status of this Policy
This policy does not form part of our Customer Agreement, is not intended to be contractually binding or impose or seek to impose any obligations on us which we would not otherwise have whether under our Customer Agreement or the IIROC Rules had this policy not been disclosed to you.