Prior to opening a Live trading account with Alpari (UK) you should fully understand all the potential risks involved in trading margined products.
Trading Forex, spread bets and CFDs on margin carries a high level of risk and is not appropriate for many members of the public. You should carefully consider whether online trading is appropriate for you, taking into consideration your age (applicants must be over 18), trading experience, lifestyle objectives, financial resources and other relevant circumstances.
Forex, spread bets and CFDs are usually traded with a high degree of leverage which means you only provide a fraction of the actual amount you are investing whilst sustaining profit/losses as if you had invested the whole amount yourself. This can work for you as well as against you. The possibility does exist that you could sustain a loss equal to or greater than the investment into your trading account. We do have risk management systems that are designed to prevent unmanageable losses although these measures still require a responsible approach to trading.
This notice is provided to you in compliance with requirements laid down by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) because of the high risk nature of the products we offer. We cannot disclose all of the risks to you and you should ensure that Forex, spread bets, CFDs and other derivative products are suitable for your investment needs.
It is possible that you can lose all of the money you deposit, and in some circumstances you may even be required to deposit additional sums to cover your losses. By undertaking these types of high risk trades you acknowledge that you are trading with your available risk capital and any losses you may incur will not adversely affect your lifestyle.