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Managing your risk

 

Spread bets and CFDs are high risk products. Whilst negative balance protection (1) will secure your account against debt, there are also a number of tools available on the platform that will enable you to manage risk further. You can also become more informed with a range of educational material.

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What are the risks ?

Ways to help with risk

Stop losses

Set a stop loss to close your position automatically if the market moves against you. Stop losses are free but your position may be closed out at a lower price than your order if the market gaps.

Take profit with a limit order

Set your limit on an instrument and your position will be automatically closed if that limit hits your level.

Guaranteed stop loss

Like a standard stop loss but guarantees that your order will be closed at the level requested by you. There is no cost to set up a guaranteed stop loss, But you will pay a small premium if it is triggered.

Trailing stop losses

No need to adjust your stop. A trailing stop will move with your profits. This allows you to potentially increase your profits as the price goes up whilst still retaining a stop loss at a set distance away. As with standard stop losses, trailing stops can be subject to slippage.

Negative balance protection

Negative balance protection ensures that you will never have a negative balance as our platform provider IG will always bring your balance back to zero at no cost to you.

Alerts

Go about your business and let the system notify you of any price changes. When an instrument reaches your chosen price you will be notified by email or text.

Other protections

In order to protect you from large losses, your positions will sometimes be closed out by the dealers/system. If your account equity (cash balance +/- running profit/loss) doesn’t cover your margin requirement. This is a margin call. Positions that are on margin call may also not be closed so it is you responsibility to monitor your positions and maintain enough margin at all times.

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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Professional clients can lose more than they deposit.

 

All trading involves risk.

The value of shares, ETFs and ETCs bought through a share dealing account, a stocks and shares ISA or a SIPP can fall as well as rise, which could mean getting back less than you originally put in. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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