Our Risk Disclaimer forms part of our Terms and Conditions, which you may review and access at forexsmartmoney.com/terms . All words and expressions defined in the Terms and Conditions have the same meaning when used in this Risk Disclaimer.
1.1 We wish to point out to you some specific risks below that may result from trading with financial instruments (noting that such risks may not relate directly or indirectly to the Service).
1.2 Risks associated with the stock market: All opinions, news, investigations, analyses, prices or other information or statements offered by Quantum Trade Solutions GmbH are provided in the form of general remarks and comments. They do not constitute investment advice. To the extent permitted by the applicable law, Quantum Trade Solutions GmbH assumes no liability for loss or damage, including, but not limited to, lost profits that may result directly or indirectly from the use or reliance on the abovementioned opinions, news, investigations, analyses, prices or other information offered by the company.
1.3 Financial risk: All the investment forms described in our Service and Reports involve large financial risk. The past performance of a security, an industry, a sector, a market, a financial product, a trading strategy or the individual trade does not guarantee any future results or returns. As an investor, you yourself bear the full responsibility for your individual investment decisions. Such decisions should be based on an assessment of your financial situation, your investment objectives, your risk tolerance and your liquidity needs and should be discussed in advance with your personal financial advisor in case of doubt.
1.4 Risks associated with futures trading: Futures transactions involve high risk. The amount of the initial margin is low compared to the value of the futures contract, so that transactions are “leveraged” or “geared”. A relatively small market movement has a proportionately larger impact on the funds that you have deposited or have to pay: this can work both for you and against you. You may experience the total loss of the initial margin funds as well as any additional funds deposited in the system. If the market develops in a way that is contrary to your position or if margins are increased, you may be asked to pay significant additional funds at short notice to maintain your position. In this case it may also happen that your broker account is in the red and you thus have to make payments beyond the initial investment.
1.5 Risks associated with forex trading: Trading in foreign exchange (“Forex”) on margins entails high risk and is not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not an indication of future results. In this case, as well, the high degree of leverage can act both against you and for you. Before you decide to invest in foreign exchange, you should carefully assess your investment objectives, experience, financial possibilities and willingness to take risks. There is a possibility that you will lose your initial investment partially or completely. Therefore, you should not invest any funds that you cannot afford to completely lose in a worst-case scenario. You should also be aware of all the risks associated with foreign exchange trading and contact an independent financial advisor in case of doubt.
1.6 Leverage risk: Leverage enables traders, using a relatively small amount of money, to take a position that is many times the initial investment. This leverage effect can work both in your favour and to your detriment. The Forex market opens up the possibility to utilize this leverage effect to a high degree; at the same time, however, it also opens up the risk of experiencing high losses. Please trade with caution when you use leverage in trading or investing. Your risk is particularly not limited to the initial investment, but can quickly fall into a negative range in the event of strong movements, meaning you may be obligated to pay far more than your initial wager.
1.7 Risks associated with options trading: Trading in options involves considerable risk and is not a suitable form of investment for all investors. The risk in options trading that you will lose your entire investment within a relatively short period of time is comparatively high. It is possible that the loss and the resulting payment obligation will be higher than the funds invested through your securities account. Therefore, please be sure to check in advance on your trading broker’s terms and conditions of those of the custodian bank. Before you decide to invest in the options market, you should carefully consider your investment objectives, experience, financial resources and willingness to take risks. There is a possibility that you will experience a significant loss that can quickly exceed your initial investment. Past performance gives no indication of future results.
2.2 To the extent permitted by the applicable law, any and all liability for risks resulting from investment transactions or other asset dispositions carried out by the Customer based on information received or a market analysis is expressly excluded by Quantum Trade Solutions GmbH. To the extent permitted by the applicable law, Quantum Trade Solutions GmbH is not held responsible for possible losses or other damage arising from use of the Website or Service.
2.3 All the information made available through our Service or the Website is generally provided to serve as an example only, without obligation and without specific recommendations for action. It does not constitute and cannot replace investment advice. We, therefore, recommend that you contact your personal financial advisor before carrying out specific transactions and investments.
2.4 In view of the potential high level of risks, you should only carry out specific transactions and investments if you understand the nature of the contracts (and contractual relationships) you are entering into and if you are able to fully assess the extent of your risk potential. Trading with futures, options, forex, CFDs, stocks, cryptocurrencies and similar financial instruments (noting the Service provided by Quantum Trade Solutions GmbH do not necessarily relate to all such products) is not suitable for many people. You should carefully consider whether trading is appropriate for you based on your experience, your objectives, your financial situation and other relevant circumstances.
2.5 Information and Opinions: Information on this Website is provided solely for informational or general educational purposes and should not be construed as an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities or to provide investment advice. The opinions and analyses included as part of our Service or in our Reports are based on sources believed to be reliable, but to the extent permitted by the applicable law no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to their accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correctness. All information contained in our Service or Reports should be verified independently.
2.6 Results: Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Investment information may not be appropriate for all investors.
2.7 Hypothetical performance results have many inherent limitations, some of which are described below. No representation is being made that you will or likely will to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown. There are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved by any particular trading program.
2.8 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. For example, the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses are material points which can also adversely affect actual trading results. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading program which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all of which can adversely affect actual trading results.
2.9 In view of the above risks, there can be no guarantee or promise given for the success or profitability of investments made. By using this Website, you expressly acknowledge and agree that Quantum Trade Solutions GmbH cannot be held liable for any and all damage resulting from investments made.
2.10 None of the information made available by Quantum Trade Solutions GmbH constitutes an invitation to trade in financial instruments or securities of any kind.
2.11 We wish to point out that trading in stocks, currencies, CFDs (Contracts for Difference), Forex, spread betting, futures and cryptocurrencies, etc. (“Trading”) involves a significant risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors; in particular, past developments do not necessarily indicate future results. Please note that the risk of loss in trading can be substantial. You should, therefore, find out the details of your financial situation and, if necessary, consult professional help to assess whether your personal and financial situation allows trading and whether you are in a position to take the high risk of loss. If a broker, a commercial adviser or you yourself create contingent orders, such as a “stop loss” or “stop limit” order, such will not necessarily limit your losses to the intended amounts; market conditions may make such limits impossible.
2.12 Furthermore, we would like to draw attention to the “leverage” effect of trading, which can work both for you and against you. Exploiting such leverage effects can lead to large losses in trading on the one hand and to high profits on the other.
2.13 The trading and developments shown in any tutorial are based solely on simulated and hypothetical transactions, which naturally limits the possibilities of their visualization. Unlike the result shown in a real current account, these results do not constitute real trade. As the transactions depicted in the tutorial have not actually been carried out, the results may be over- or undercompensated in terms of certain market factors, such as a lack of liquidity. Furthermore, the videos are designed from a retrospective point of view and serve solely to provide introduction and orientation. Consequently, it is not possible to specify whether a development will repeat in the future, in the same or a similar way.
2.14 Please also note that trading has a certain addictive potential. If you find yourself at risk, please seek professional help.
2.15 We recommend you take professional advice about all the risks and possibilities of trading. Before you make an investment decision, please contact your financial adviser.
2.16 The testimonials shown on this Website explicitly refer to the individual experiences of individual users. Conclusions about other or future situations cannot be drawn from such testimonials. Such testimonials may also represent exceptional cases.