Risk disclosureThis notice is provided to you because you are proposing to undertake dealings in financial instruments in the form of spread bets or CFDs with a firm which is carrying on investment business. This notice cannot and does not disclose or explain all of the risks and other significant aspects involved in dealing in such products. We can give you factual market information or information, in relation to a transaction about which you have enquired, as to transaction procedures, potential risks involved and how those risks may be minimised. Engaging in spread betting or CFDs (in this notice referred to as a “Transaction”) carries a high risk to your capital. You should not engage in this form of investing unless you understand the nature of the Transaction you are entering into and the true extent of your exposure to the risk of loss. Your profit and loss will vary according to the extent of the fluctuations in the price of the underlying markets on which the trade is based. For many members of the public, these Transactions are not suitable. You should, therefore, consider carefully whether they are suitable for you in the light of your circumstances and financial resources and investment objectives. In considering whether to engage in this form of investing, you should be aware of the following: The high degree of “gearing” or “leverage” is a particular feature of this type of Transaction. This stems from the initial financial requirements applicable to such Transactions which generally involve a comparatively modest deposit or margin in terms of the overall market value of the Transaction involved, so that a relatively small movement in the underlying market can have a disproportionately dramatic effect on your Transaction. If the underlying market movement is in your favour, you may achieve a good profit, but an equally small adverse market movement can not only quickly result in the loss of your entire deposit, but may also expose you to a large additional loss over and above your initial deposit. You may be called upon to deposit substantial additional margin, at short notice, to maintain your position. If you do not provide such additional funds within the time required, your position may be closed at a loss and you will be liable for any resulting deficit. You must understand that TTM may be unable to close the position due to factors beyond its control and you will be liable for any loss suffered. You cannot and must not rely on TTM to close a position. The purpose of a spread bet or CFD Transaction is to secure a profit or avoid a loss by reference to fluctuations in the price of underlying property or an index (the “Underlying Market”). In the context of our activities, the Underlying Market may be a single security, a basket of securities, a securities Index, an exchange rate between two currencies, a treasury product, a bullion, a commodity or such other investment as we may from time to time agree in writing. It is an express term of each spread bet or CFD Transaction that neither you nor us:
- acquire any interest in or right to acquire or is obliged to sell, purchase, hold, deliver or receive the Underlying Market and
- that the rights and obligations of each party under the spread bet or CFD Transaction are principally to make and receive such related payments.