Disclosures and Risk Warning
Pillar 3 Disclosures
Pillar 3 Disclosures are required by the European Union’s Capital Requirements Directive and the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK. The disclosures provide market participants key information on the firm’s capital, risk assessment and controls.
Please note that FOREX.com is the trading name for Gain Capital UK Ltd and so this pillar 3 document has been prepared under the registered company name.
Please see Gain Capital UK Ltd. Financial Statements for further details and country-by-country reporting.
Risk Warning Notice
Foreign Exchange and CFD trading are high risk and not suitable for everyone. You should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience and risk appetite before making a decision to trade with us. Most importantly, do not invest money you cannot afford to lose.
There is considerable exposure to risk in any off-exchange transaction, including, but not limited to, leverage, creditworthiness, limited regulatory protection and market volatility that may substantially affect the price, or liquidity of the markets that you are trading.
Margin and leverage
To open a leveraged CFD or forex trade you will need to deposit money with us as margin. Margin is typically a relatively small proportion of the overall contract value. For example a contract trading on leverage of 100:1 will require margin of just 1% of the contract value. This means that a small price movement in the underlying will result in large movement in the value of your trade – this can work in your favour, or result in substantial losses.
Your may lose your initial deposit and be required to deposit additional margin in order to maintain your position. If you fail to meet any margin requirement your position will be liquidated and you will be responsible for any resulting losses.
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.
Last Updated: March 20th, 2017