AgeFX - RISK DISCLOSURE AND WARNINGS NOTICE
1. Introduction
1.1 This Risk Disclosure and Warning Notice (“Notice”) is provided to you (our Client and
prospective Client) in accordance with the Investment Services and Activities and Regulated
Markets Law of 2017 (L. 87(Ι)/2017), as subsequently amended from time to time (“the Law”),
which is applicable to AgeFX (“the Company”, “we”).
1.2 All Clients and prospective Clients should read carefully the following risk disclosures and
warnings contained in this Notice, before applying to the Company for a Trading Account and
before they begin to trade with the Company. However, it is noted that this document cannot
and does not disclose or explain all of the risks and other significant aspects involved in dealing
in the Financial Instruments offered by the Company. This notice was designed to explain in
general terms the nature of the risks involved when dealing in Financial Instruments on a fair
and non-misleading basis.
1.3 The Company executes Client Orders in relation to Contracts for Differences (“CFDs”) in stocks,
commodities, indices currency pairs (FX) and Virtual Currencies (cryptocurrencies) etc. CFDs
may be referred to as the Financial Instruments in this Notice.
2. Charges and Taxes
2.1 The Provision of Services by the Company to the Client may be subject to fees, available on
the Company’s website (Click here). Before the Client begins to trade, he should read and
understand all fees, commissions, charges for which the Client may be liable. It is the Client’s
responsibility to check for any changes in the charges.
2.2 If any charges are not expressed in monetary terms (but, for example, as a percentage or
formula), the Client should ensure that he understands what such charges are likely to amount
to.
2.3 The Company may change its costs and associated charges at any time, according to the
provisions of the Client Agreement found on the Company's website at (Click here).
2.4 There is a risk that the Client’s trades in any financial instruments may be or become subject
to tax and/or any other duty for example because of changes in legislation or his personal
circumstances. The Company does not warrant that no tax and/or any other stamp duty will
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be payable. The Company does not offer tax advice and recommends that the Client seek
advice from a competent tax professional if the Client has any questions.
2.5
The Client is responsible for any taxes and/or any other duty which may accrue in respect of
his trades.
2.6
It is noted that taxes are subject to change without notice.
2.7
If required by applicable Law, the Company shall deduct at source from any payments due to
the Client such amounts as are required by the tax authorities to be deducted in accordance
with applicable Law.
2.8
It is possible that other costs, including taxes, relating to Transactions carried out on the
Trading Platform may arise for which the Client is liable and which are neither paid via us nor
imposed by the Company. lthough it is the Client’s sole and entire responsibility to account
for tax due and without derogating from this, the Client agrees that the Company may deduct
tax, as may be required by the applicable law, with respect to his trading activity on the Trading
Platform. The Client is aware that the Company has a right of set-off against any amounts in
the Client’s Trading Account with respect to such tax deductions.
2.9
It is noted that the Company’s prices in relation to CFDs trading are set/quoted in accordance
to the Company’s Best Interest and Order Execution Policy, which is available on the
Company’s website at (Click here). It is noted that Company’s prices may be different from
prices available elsewhere. The prices displayed on the Company’s Trading Platform reflects
the last known available price at the moment prior to placing any Order, however, the actual
execution price of the Order may differ, in accordance with the Company’s Best Interest and
Order Execution Policy and Client Agreement. As such, the price that the Client receives when
he opens or closes a position may not directly correspond to real time market levels at the
point in time at which the sale of the CFD occurs or reflect the prices of third party
brokers/providers.
3. Third Party Risks
3.1 It is understood that the Company will promptly place any Client money it receives into one
or more segregated account(s)
(denoted as
‘clients’ accounts’) with reliable financial
institutions (within or outside Cyprus or the EEA) such as a credit institution or a bank in a third
country. Although the Company shall exercise due skill, care and diligence in the selection of
the financial institution according to Applicable Regulations, it is understood that there are
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circumstances beyond the control of the Company and hence the Company does not accept
any liability or responsibility for any resulting losses to the Client as a result of the insolvency
or any other analogous proceedings or failure of the financial institution where Client money
will be held.
3.2
The financial institution (of paragraph 3.1.) where Client money will be held may be within or
outside Cyprus or the EEA. It is understood that the legal and regulatory regime applying to
any such financial institution outside Cyprus or the EEA will be different from that of Cyprus.
Hence, in the event of the insolvency or any other equivalent failure or preceding of that
person, the Client’s money may be treated differently from the treatment which would apply
if the money was held in a Segregated Account in Cyprus.
3.3
The financial institution to which the Company will pass Client money (as per paragraph 3.1.)
may hold it in an omnibus account. Hence, in the event of the insolvency or any other
analogous proceedings in relation to that financial institution, the Company may only have an
unsecured claim against the financial institution on behalf of the Client, and the Client will be
exposed to the risk that the money received by the Company from the financial institution is
insufficient to satisfy the claims of the Client.
3.4
It is understood that the Company does not execute Client Orders on an own account basis,
i.e. as principal to principal against the Client; the Company receives and then transmits and
executes Client Orders with a third party (the Liquidity Provider). This is known and straight
through process and is explained in the “Summary Best Interest and Order Execution Policy” found
at (Click here). In the event of luck of liquidity of the Liquidity Provider after a successful Order of
the Client, the Company will not be in a position to settle the transaction for the Client (i.e. pay the
Client the Difference of his successful trade).
4. Insolvency
4.1 The Company’s insolvency or default, may lead to Client Open positions being closed out
without the Client’s consent and as a result the Client may suffer losses.
5. Investor Compensation Fund
5.1 The Company participates in the Investor Compensation Fund for Clients of Investment Firms
regulated in the Republic of Cyprus. Claims of the covered Clients against the Company may
be compensated by the Investor Compensation Fund where the Company is unable, due to its
financial circumstances. Compensation shall not exceed twenty thousand Euros (EUR 20.000)
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for each entitled Client. For more details, please refer to the “Investor Compensation Fund
Notice” found on the Company’s Website at (Click here).
6. Technical Risks
6.1.
The Client and not the Company shall be responsible for the risks of financial losses
caused by failure, malfunction, interruption, disconnection or malicious actions of information,
communication, electricity, electronic or other systems, which are not the result of gross
negligence or willful default of the Company.
6.2.
If the Client undertakes transactions on an electronic system, he will be exposed to risks
associated with the system including the failure of hardware, software, servers, communication
lines and internet failure. The result of any such failure may be that his Order is either not
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executed according to his instructions or it is not executed at all. The Company does not accept
any liability in the case of such a failure, not owed to the Company’s gross negligence or willful
default. The Company strives on a best effort basis to provide the Client with a secure and smooth
online experience. However, the Client acknowledges the risk that should third parties (hackers)
launch a coordinated attack against Company systems that there may be a disruption of services
that may result in Client losses. The Company does not accept any liability resulting from such
attacks to the extent that the Company has taken all reasonable measures on a best effort basis
to fend off such malicious actions.
6.3.
The Client acknowledges that the unencrypted information transmitted by e-mail is not
protected from any unauthorized access.
6.4.
At times of excessive deal flow the Client may have some difficulties to be connected
over the phone or the Company’s Platform(s)/system(s), especially in fast Market (for example,
when key macroeconomic indicators or news are released).
6.5.
The Client acknowledges that the internet may be subject to events which may affect
his access to the Company’s Websites and/or the Company’s trading Platform(s)/system(s),
including but not limited to interruptions or transmission blackouts, software and hardware
failure, internet disconnection, public electricity network failures or hacker attacks. The Company
is not responsible for any damages or losses resulting from such events which are beyond its
reasonable control or for any other losses, costs, liabilities, or expenses (including, without
limitation, loss of profit) which may result from the Client’s inability to access the Company’s
Website and/or Trading System or delay or failure in sending orders or Transactions, not owed to
the Company’s gross negligence or willful default.
6.6.
In connection with the use of computer equipment and data and voice communication
networks, the Client bears the following risks amongst other risks in which cases the Company
has no liability of any resulting loss:
(a) Power cut of the equipment on the side of the Client or the provider, or communication
operator (including voice communication) that serves the Client.
(b) Physical damage (or destruction) of the communication channels used to link the Client
and provider (communication operator), provider, and the trading or information server
of the Client.
(c) Outage (unacceptably low quality) of communication via the channels used by the Client,
or the channels used by the provider, or communication operator (including voice
communication) that are used by the Client.
(d) Wrong or inconsistent with requirements settings of the Client Terminal. (e) Untimely
update of the Client Terminal.
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(f) The use of communication channels, hardware and software, generate the risk of non-
reception of a message (including text messages) by the Client from the Company.
(g) Malfunction or non-operability of the Trading Platform, which also includes the Client
Terminal.
6.7. The Client may suffer financial losses caused by the materialization of the above risks, the
Company accepts no responsibility or liability in the case of such a risk materializing and the Client
shall be responsible for all related losses he may suffer, to the extent that these are not owed to
the Company’s gross negligence or willful default
7. Trading Platform
7.1. The Client is warned that when trading in an electronic Trading Platform he assumes risk of
financial loss which may be a consequence of amongst other things:
Failure of Client’s devices, software and poor quality of connection.
The Company’s or Client’s hardware or software failure, malfunction or misuse.
Improper work of Client’s equipment.
Wrong setting of Client’s Terminal.
Delayed updates of Client’s Terminal.
7.2. The Client acknowledges that only one Instruction is allowed to be in the queue at one time.
Once the Client has sent an Instruction, any further Instructions sent by the Client are ignored
and the “orders is locked” message appears until the first Instruction is executed.
7.3. It is understood that the connection between the Client Terminal and the Company’s Server
may be disrupted at some point and some of the Quotes may not reach the Client Terminal.
7.4. The Client acknowledges that when the Client closes the order placing/ deleting window or
the position opening/closing window, the Instruction, which has been sent to the Server, shall
not be cancelled.
7.5. Orders may be executed one at a time while being in the queue. Multiple orders from the
same Trading Account in the same time may not be executed.
7.6. The Client acknowledges that when the Client closes the Order, it shall not be cancelled.
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7.7. In case the Client has not received the result of Force Majeure Events the execution of the
previously sent Order but decides to repeat the Order, the Client shall accept the risk of
making two Transactions instead of one.
7.8. The Client acknowledges that if a Pending Order in a CFD has already been executed but the
Client sends an instruction to modify its level, the only instruction, which will be executed, is
the instruction to modify Stop Loss and/or Take Profit levels on the position opened when the Pending
Order triggered.
8. Force Majeure Events
8.1. In case of a Force Majeure Event the Company may not be in a position to arrange for the
execution of Client Orders or fulfil its obligations under the Client Agreement with the Client
found at (Click here). As a result, the Client may suffer financial loss.
8.2. According to the Client Agreement, the Company will not be liable or have any responsibility
for any type of loss or damage arising out of any failure, interruption, or delay in performing
its obligations under the Client Agreement where such failure, interruption or delay is due to
a Force Majeure Event.
9. Communication between the Client and the Company
9.1. The Client shall accept the risk of any financial losses caused by the fact that the Client has
received with delay or has not received at all any notice from the Company.
9.2. The Client acknowledges that the unencrypted information transmitted by e-mail is not
protected from any unauthorized access.
9.3. The Company has no responsibility if unauthorized third persons have access to information,
including electronic addresses, electronic communication and personal data, access data
when the above are transmitted between the Company and the Client or when using the
internet or other network communication facilities, telephone, or any other electronic
means.
9.4. The Client is fully responsible for the risks in respect of undelivered Company Online Trading
System internal mail messages sent to the Client by the Company as they are automatically
deleted within 3 (three) calendar days.
10. Abnormal Market Conditions
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10.1.
The Client acknowledges that under Abnormal Market Conditions the period during
which the Orders are executed may be extended or it may be impossible for Orders to be
executed at declared prices or may not be executed at all.
10.1. Abnormal Market Conditions include but not limited to times of rapid price fluctuations of
the price, rises or falls in one trading session to such an extent that, under the rules of the relevant
exchange, trading is suspended or restricted, or there is lack of liquidity, or this may occur at the
opening of trading sessions.
11. Foreign Currency
11.1.
When a Financial Instrument is traded in a currency other than the currency of the
Client’s country of residence and/or Trading Account, any changes in the exchange rates may
have a negative effect on its value, price and performance and may lead to losses for the
Client.
12. Conflicts of Interest
12.1.
When the Company deals with the Client, the Company, an associate, a relevant person
or some other person connected with the Company may have an interest, relationship or
arrangement that is material in relation to the Transaction/Order concerned or that it
conflicts with the Client’s interest.
12.2.
The following includes the major circumstances which constitute or may give rise to a
conflict of interest entailing a material risk of damage to the interests of one or more Clients,
as a result of providing investment services:
the Company’s bonus scheme may award its employees based on the trading volume etc.;
the Company may execute Clients Orders with entities belonging to the Company’s Group of
Companies where the revenues of those entities is largely generated from Client’s trading
losses;
the Company may receive or pay inducements to or from third parties due to the referral of
new Clients or Clients’ trading;
12.3. For more information about the conflicts of interest and the procedures and controls that
the Company follows to manage the identified conflicts of interest, please refer to the Company’s
Summary of Conflicts of Interest Policy found on the Company's website at (click here).
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13. Appropriateness
13.1. The Company requires the Client to pass through an appropriateness test during the
application process and warns the Client if trading in CFDs is not appropriate for him,
based on the information provided. In this context the Company has designed,
implemented and maintains a scoring mechanism capable of identifying whether the
product is appropriate for clients or not. The Company automatically rejects (potential)
clients that obtain a very low score. For all other (potential) clients, any decision whether
or not to open a Trading Account, and or whether or not they understand the risks lies
with them.
14. INFORMATION ON RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH COMPLEX FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS (CFDS)
14.1. INTRODUCTION
Trading CFDs can put Client’s capital at risk, especially if used in a speculative manner. CFDs are
categorized as high risk complex Financial Instruments and Clients may lose their entire balance.
Trading CFDs is not appropriate for all retail traders.
The investment decisions made by the Clients are subject to various markets, currency, economic,
political, business risks etc., and may lead to losses.
The Client acknowledges and without any reservation accepts that, notwithstanding any general
information which may have been given by the Company, the value of any investment in
Financial Instruments may fluctuate either upwards or downwards. The Client acknowledges
and without any reservation accepts the existence of a substantial risk of incurring losses and
damages as a result of buying or selling any Financial Instrument and acknowledges his
willingness to take such risk.
Set out below is an outline of the major risks and other significant aspects of CFDs trading:
i.
Trading in CFDs is VERY SPECULATIVE AND HIGHLY RISKY and is not suitable for all
members of the general public but only for those investors who:
a) understand and are willing to assume the economic, legal and other risks involved.
b) taking into account their personal financial circumstances, financial resources, life style
and obligations are financially able to assume the loss of their entire balance.
c) have the knowledge to understand CFDs trading and the Underlying assets and Markets.
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d) have the necessary knowledge and expertise in CFDs trading on virtual currencies and are
able to understand the specific characteristics and risks related to these products
ii.
The Company will not provide the Client with any advice relating to CFDs, the Underlying
Assets
and Markets or make investment recommendations including occasions where the Client shall
request such advice and/or recommendation. However, the Company may provide the Client with
information and tools produced by third parties on an “as is” basis (i.e. the Company does not
approve, or endorse, or affect the said information and or tools), which may be indicative of trading
trends or trading opportunities. The Client accepts and understands that taking any actions based
on the information and/or tools provided by third parties may result in losses and or general
reduction of value of the Client’s assets. The Company does not accept liability for any such losses
resulting from actions taken by the Client on the basis of information and or tools produced by
third parties.
iii.
CFDs are derivative financial instruments deriving their value from the prices of the
underlying assets/markets in which they refer to (for example currency, equity indices,
stocks, metals, indices futures, forwards etc.). It is important therefore that the Client
understands the risks associated with trading in the relevant underlying asset/ market
because fluctuations in the price of the underlying asset/ market will affect the profitability
of his trade. For more information regarding the Company’s pricing policy, please refer to
the Company’s Best Interest and Order Execution Policy found at (Click here).
iv.
Information of the previous performance of CFDs, the Underlying Assets and Markets does
not guarantee its current and/or future performance. The use of historical data does not
constitute a binding or safe forecast as to the corresponding future performance of the
CFDs to which the said information refers.
v.
Volatility:
Some Financial Instruments trade within wide intraday ranges with volatile price movements.
Therefore, the Client must carefully consider that there is a high risk of losses. The price of a
Financial Instrument is derived from the price of the Underlying Asset in which the Financial
Instruments refers to. Financial Instruments and related Underlying Markets can be highly
volatile. The prices of Financial Instruments and the Underlying Asset may fluctuate rapidly
and over wide ranges and may reflect unforeseeable events or changes in conditions, none
of which can be controlled by the Client or the Company. Under certain market conditions it
may be impossible for a Client Order to be executed at declared prices leading to losses. The
prices of Financial Instruments and the Underlying Assets will be influenced by, amongst
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other things, changing supply and demand relationships, governmental, agricultural,
commercial and trade programs and policies, national and international political and
economic events and the prevailing psychological characteristics of the relevant market
place.
vi.
Liquidity:
Liquidity risk refers to the capacity to readily monetize assets without suffering a significant
discount in their prices. The Client accepts and acknowledges that the Underlying Instruments
on some Derivative Products offered by the Company may be inherently illiquid or sometimes
face persistent liquidity strains due to adverse market conditions. Illiquid Underlying Assets
may exhibit high levels of volatility in their prices and consequently a higher degree of risk,
this typically leads to larger gaps in SELL and BUY prices for an Underlying Instrument than
would otherwise prevail under liquid market conditions. These large gaps may be reflected
on the prices of the Derivative Product the Company offers.
vii.
Off-exchange transactions in Derivative Financial Instruments:
CFDs offered by the Company are off-exchange transactions (i.e. over-the-counter). The
trading conditions are set by us (in line with the trading conditions received by our Liquidity
Provider(s)), subject to any obligations we have to provide best execution, to act reasonably
and in accordance with our Client Agreement and with our Best Interest and Order Execution
Policy. Each CFD that the Client opens through our Trading Platform results in the entering of
an Order with the Company; such Orders can only be closed with the Company and are not
transferable to any other person.
While some off-exchange markets are highly liquid, transactions in off-exchange or non-
transferable derivatives may involve greater risk than investing in on-exchange derivatives
because there is no exchange market on which to close out an Open Position. It may be
impossible to liquidate an existing position, to assess the value of the position arising from an
off-exchange transaction or to assess the exposure to risk. Prices need not be quoted, and,
even where they are, they will be established by dealers in these instruments and
consequently it may be difficult to establish what a fair price is.
The Company is using an Online Trading System for transactions in CFDs which does not fall
into the definition of a recognized exchange or Multilateral Trading Facility and so do not have
the same protection.
viii.
No Clearing House protection:
The Transactions in the Financial Instruments offered by the Company are not currently
subject to exchange or clearing house requirements/obligations.
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ix.
No Delivery:
It is understood that the Client has no rights or obligations in respect to the Underlying
Assets/Instruments relating to the CFDs he is trading. There is no delivery of the Underlying
Asset.
x.
Suspensions of Trading:
Under certain trading conditions it may be difficult or impossible to liquidate a position. This
may occur, for example, at times of rapid price movement if the price rises or falls in one
trading session to such an extent that under the rules of the relevant exchange trading is
suspended or restricted. Placing a Stop Loss will not necessarily limit the Client’s losses to the
intended amounts, because market conditions may make it impossible to execute such an
Order at the stipulated price. In addition, under certain market conditions the execution of a
Stop Loss Order may be worse than its stipulated price and the realized losses can be larger
than expected.
xi.
Slippage:
Slippage is the difference between the expected price of a Transaction in a CFD, and the price
the Transaction is actually executed at. Slippage often occurs during periods of higher
volatility (for example due to news events) making an Order at a specific price impossible to
execute and also when large Orders are executed when there may not be enough interest at
the desired price level to maintain the expected price of trade.
14.2. INFORMATION ON RISKS SPECIFICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH CFDs:
i.
CFDs available for trading with the Company are non-deliverable/transactions giving an
opportunity to make profit on changes in the Underlying Asset (stocks, currencies,
commodities, precious metals and any other asset according to the Company’s discretion
from time to time). If the Underlying Asset movement is in the Client’s favor, the Client
may achieve a good profit, but an equally small adverse market movement can quickly
result in the loss of the Clients’ entire balance. So, the Client must not enter into CFDs
unless he is willing to undertake the risks of losing entirely all of the balance of his trading
account(s).
Investing in CFDs carries risks and the Client should be aware of these risks. Transactions in
CFDs may also have a contingent liability and the Client should be aware of the implications
of this as set in point iv below.
ii.
Leverage and Gearing:
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In order to place a CFD Order, the Client is required to maintain a margin. Margin is usually a
relatively modest proportion of the overall contract value. This means that the Client will be
trading using “leverage” or “gearing”. This means a relatively small market movement can
lead to a proportionately much larger movement in the value of the Client’s position, and this
can work either against the Client or for the Client.
At all times during which the Client opens trades, they must maintain enough equity, consider
all running profits and losses, for meeting the margin requirements. If the market moves
against the Client’s position and/or Margin requirements are increased, the Client may be
required to deposit additional funds to maintain his position or face the risk of closure of his
position(s) by the Company on his behalf.
It is important that you monitor your positions closely because the effect of leverage and
gearing speed the occurrence of profits or losses. It is your responsibility to monitor your
trades and while you have open trades you should always be in a position to do so. For more
information regarding the maintenance margin levels and Stop Out levels please visit our
website.
iii.
Margin:
The Client acknowledges and accepts that, regardless of any information which may be
offered by the Company, the value of CFDs may fluctuate downwards or upwards and it is
even probable that the investment may become of no value. This is owed to the margining
system applicable to such trades, which generally involves a comparatively modest deposit
or margin in terms of the overall contract value, so that a relatively small movement in the
Underlying Market can have a disproportionately dramatic effect on the Client’s trade. If the
Underlying Market movement is in the Client’s favor, the Client may achieve a good profit,
but an equally small adverse market movement can not only quickly result in the loss of the
Clients’ entire deposit but also expose the Client to a large additional loss.
The Company may change its Margin requirements, according to the provisions of the Client
Agreement found on the Company's website at (Click here).
iv.
Contingent Liability Investment Transactions:
Contingent liabilities are potential obligations that may be assumed by the Client depending
on the outcome of an event that was beyond any person’s control and/or expectations. For
example, in case whereby due to extreme volatility of the underlying instrument the Client
has sustained losses that exceed his balance with the Company (i.e. he has generated a
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negative balance with the Company), the Client may be then called to pay an amount equal
to these losses.
v.
Risk-reducing Orders or Strategies
The Company makes available certain Orders (e.g. "stop-loss" orders, where permitted under
local law, or "stop-limit" Orders), which are intended to limit losses to certain amounts. Such
Orders may not be adequate given that markets conditions make it impossible to execute
such Orders, e.g. due to illiquidity in the market. We aim to deal with such Orders fairly and
promptly but the time taken to fill the Order and level at which the Order is filled depends
upon the underlying market. In fast-moving markets, a price for the level of your Order might
not be available, or the market might move quickly and significantly away from the stop level
before we fill it.
Strategies using combinations of positions, such as "spread" and "straddle"' positions may be
as risky as taking simple "long" or "short" positions. Therefore, Stop Limit and Stop Loss
Orders cannot guarantee the limit of loss.
vi.
Swap Values
If a Client holds any positions overnight then an applicable swap charge will apply. The swap
values are clearly stated on the Company’s website at (Click here) and accepted by the Client
during the account registration process as they are described in the Company's Agreement.
The swap rate is mainly dependent on the level of interest rates as well as the Company’s fee
for having an open position overnight. The Company has the discretion to change the level of
the swap rate on each CFD at any given time and the Client acknowledges that he will be
informed by the Company’s websites. The Client further acknowledges that he is responsible
for reviewing the CFDs specifications located on the Company’s websites for being updated
on the level of swap value prior to placing any order with the Company.
15. Advice and Recommendations
15.1.
The Company will not advise the Client about the merits of a particular Transaction or
give him any form of investment advice and the Client acknowledges that the Services do not
include the provision of investment advice in CFDs or the Underlying Assets and Markets. The
Client alone will enter into Transactions and take relevant decisions based on his own judgement.
In asking the Company to enter into any Transaction, the Client represents that he has been solely
responsible for making his own independent appraisal and investigation into the risks of the
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Transaction. He represents that he has sufficient knowledge, market sophistication, professional
advice and experience to make his own evaluation of the merits and risks of any Transaction. The
Company gives no warranty as to the suitability of the products traded under this Agreement and
assumes no fiduciary duty in its relations with the Client.
15.2.
The Company will not be under any duty to provide the Client with any legal, tax or
other advice relating to any Transaction. The Client should seek independent expert advice if he
is in any doubt as to whether he may incur any tax liabilities. The Client is hereby warned that tax
laws are subject to change from time to time.
15.3.
The Company may, from time to time and at its discretion, provide the Client (or in
newsletters which it may post on its Website or provide to subscribers via its Website or the
Trading Platform or otherwise) with information, news, market commentary or other information
but not as a service. Where it does so:
(a) the Company will not be responsible for such information;
(b) the Company gives no representation, warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy,
correctness or completeness of such information or as to the tax or legal consequences of
any related Transaction;
(c) this information is provided solely to enable the Client to make his own investment decisions
and does not amount to investment advice or unsolicited financial promotions to the Client;
(d) if the document contains a restriction on the person or category of persons for whom that
document is intended or to whom it is distributed, the Client agrees that he will not pass it
on to any such person or category of persons;
(e) the Client accepts that prior to dispatch, the Company may have acted upon it itself to make
use of the information on which it is based. The Company does not make representations
as to the time of receipt by the Client and cannot guarantee that he will receive such
information at the same time as other clients;
15.4. It is understood that market commentary, news, or other information provided or made
available by the Company are subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time without
notice.
16. No Guarantees of Profit
16.1. The Company provides no guarantees of profit nor of avoiding losses when trading in
Financial Instruments. The Company cannot guarantee the future performance of the Client’s
Τrading Αccount, promise any specific level of performance or promise that Client’s investment
decisions, strategies, will be successful/profitable. Customer has received no such guarantees
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from the Company or from any of its representatives. Customer is aware of the risks inherent in
trading in Financial Instruments and is financially able to bear such risks and withstand any losses
incurred. The Client acknowledges and accepts that there may be other additional risks apart
from those mentioned above.
17. Provision of services to clients residing in France
17.1.
An embedded Guaranteed Stop-Loss is linked automatically on every trading CFD
position that French clients enter into, whether it is through a market/instant or a pending order.
The embedded Guaranteed Stop-Loss will equal the initial margin amount required upon opening
the position. This means that the maximum potential loss per position will be strictly limited to
the amount initially invested and the maximum risk per position will be known at the time of
opening the position.
17.2.
The above is especially useful when market conditions are volatile and prices move
suddenly from one level to another, without passing through the level in between. Price gapping
or slippage can occur following major market-moving events and news announcements or on
weekends, when trading is closed.
17.3.
Clients or Potential clients residing in France should read and understand Section 44 of
the Client Agreement found on our Website which provides further information in relation to
CFDs that carry an embedded Stop-Loss.
18. Additional Information
18.1 For further information, please refer to the ‘Guide to Investing’ issued by the European
Securities and Markets Authority (‘ESM
’) here, the ‘Investor Warning on Contracts for difference
(CFDs) ’ issued jointly by ESMA and the European Banking Authority (‘EB
’) here and the ‘Investor
Warning on the risks of investing in Complex products’ issued by ESM
, here.
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AgeFX is licensed and regulated by CySEC, CIF Licence Number 317/17
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