Risk Disclosure

 

This notice provides you with information about the risks associated with Trendline Signals investment products, which you may invest in through services provided to you by IronFX. 

If you decide to continue and open an account with us, you are confirming that you are aware of and understand the risks involved with your investment decision.

Strategies may be inherently risky

Trendline Signals strategies may use leverage, short-selling, and exotic instruments. This exposes the investor to additional risk. Investors must familiarise themselves with the risks associated with products provided on this website and/or obtain professional financial advice before investing.

Leverage

Leverage can be utilized in various ways within certain strategies; however, it essentially means that money is borrowed for certain trading activities and repaid at a later date while accruing interest. This increases volatility leading to potential returns and losses being amplified.

At all times during which you have open positions, it is your responsibility to ensure that your account meets the respective broker’s margin requirements, which may change from time to time.

 

Therefore, if the price moves against you or if the margin requirements have changed, you may need to deposit additional funds to meet your margin requirement, at short notice, to maintain your open positions. If you do not do this, we will be entitled to close one or more of your positions and you alone will be responsible for any losses incurred as a result.

Minimum equity is required in your account to allow for trading on margin. As some strategies use leverage, the minimum is required to be maintained at all times for trades to be made according to the strategy selected. If the account equity falls below the minimum, the account will not be able to trade, positions may be closed without notice, and trading based on selected strategy may cease until sufficient equity is available.

Products displayed on this website may trade in derivatives. Derivatives are not designed for all investors and carry leverage risk as well as volatility that may be different from the underlying. Derivatives can amplify gains as well as losses. Trading in derivatives may lead to interest being charged on the leveraged amount as per the rates stipulated by the stockbroker.

Short-selling

Short-selling is employed in some of our strategies with the hope that the underlying price decreases. If the price of the underlying instrument increases, the investor may be exposed to significant losses.

Liquidity

Given the nature of the instruments that can be used within the Trendline Signals strategies, some positions may be illiquid in nature. This can cause disinvestment to take more time than expected which may result in unfavorable prices achieved which can increase losses.

Copy Trading

The Trendline Signals products make available auto trading features and manual following features. In making a decision to copy a specific trader/strategy either on auto-trader or manually, you must consider your entire financial situation including financial commitments and you must understand that copying a trader/strategy is speculative and that you could sustain significant losses exceeding the amount used to copy a trader or traders.

You should not make any investment decisions without first conducting your own research. You are solely and exclusively responsible for determining whether any investment product/strategy is appropriate and suitable for you based on your investment objectives and financial situation, and not merely based on the strategy or trader available on this website.

If you place additional trades in your account or you modify or cancel an order generated by the auto trade feature, you may achieve a materially different result than the strategy that you copied. Additional deposits and withdrawals made by the copied trader may also generate a materially different result than the strategy that you copied as it may affect the proportions of trades and money-weighted returns.

  • Any past performance of our users, risk score, statistics, and any other information with respect to users and strategies appearing on our websites and applications are not indicative of future results and should be considered as hypothetical. It is important to understand that risk scores, statistical information, and historical performance are not a guarantee of future performance. No representation or guarantee is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those indicated. When reviewing the Content, portfolio, financial performance information, opinions, or advice of another registered user or strategy, you should not assume that the user or strategy is unbiased, independent, or qualified to provide financial information or opinions. Trendline Signals does not guarantee any order including the placing of stop orders. Trendline Signals does not guarantee that the trade will be filled at the order price/stop-loss percentage and you may lose more than the original amount used to copy such trader/strategy.

  • Past performance and/or risk scores should be considered as hypothetical performance results. Hypothetical performance results have many inherent limitations. No representation or guarantee is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to the past performance or risk score showed. The actual percentage gains/losses experienced by investors will vary depending on many factors, including but not limited to: starting account balances (deposits and withdrawals), market behavior, timing, the investor’s account settings, and the actual performance of the copied strategy.

  • Accordingly, there are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical/past performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved by any particular trading strategy. One of the limitations of hypothetical performance results is that they are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk, and no hypothetical trading record can completely account for the impact of financial risk in actual trading. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading strategy which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all of which can adversely affect actual trading results.

  • No aspect of the information made available on our websites is intended to provide or should be construed as providing, any investment, tax, or other financial related advice of any kind. You should not consider any such content to be a substitute for professional financial and/or investment advice. If you choose to engage in transactions based on content on the website and/or elect to copy specific strategies and/or trades, then such decisions and transactions and any consequences flowing therefrom are your sole responsibility.

Automated Trading & Internet Risks

While enjoying any of our products through our website and/or applications, system errors might occur. You should be aware of the risks that may result from any system failure which could mean that your order may be delayed or fail.

You must be aware that automated trading will open and close trading positions without your manual intervention and you must be aware of the risk this may pose to you personally.

You acknowledge that there are risks associated with utilizing an Internet-based trading system including, but not limited to, the failure of hardware, software, and Internet connections, the risk of malicious software introduction, the risk that third parties may obtain unauthorized access to information, and/or assets, cyber-attack, computer viruses, communication failures, disruptions, errors, distortions or delays you may experience when trading via the Services, howsoever caused, spyware, scareware, Trojan horses, worms or other malware that may affect your computer or other equipment, or any phishing, spoofing or other attacks. You should also be aware that SMS and email services are vulnerable to spoofing and phishing attacks and should use care in reviewing messages purporting to originate from Trendline Signals and/or any of its affiliates.

Fees and Costs

Please be aware of all costs and charges that apply to you, because such costs and charges will affect your profitability.

Information

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. Trendline Signals and its affiliates shall not be responsible for any loss arising from any investment based on any recommendation, forecast, or other information provided.

Past Performance

Past performance is not an indication of future performance. The value of investments can go down as well as up.

Volatility

Movements in the price of underlying markets can be volatile and unpredictable. This will have a direct impact on your profits and losses. Knowing the volatility of an underlying market will help guide you as to where any stops should be placed.

INVESTMENTS DENOMINATED IN A CURRENCY OTHER THAN THE BASE CURRENCY OF YOUR ACCOUNT

Transactions may be entered into on your behalf in an investment denominated in a currency other than the agreed base currency of your Account (which is the currency in which your Trading Account is valued).

A movement in exchange rates may have a separate effect, unfavorable as well as favorable, on the gain or loss otherwise experienced on the investment concerned. In addition, if you deposit collateral denominated in one currency, you may be subject to margin calls in circumstances where the obligations secured by such collateral are denominated in another currency (in addition to the risk of margin calls for fluctuations in relative values). Some currencies are not freely convertible and restrictions may be placed on the conversion and/or repatriation of your funds including any profits or dividends.

If you trade in a market other than your base currency market, currency exchange fluctuations will impact your profits and losses.